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Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Christmas Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,578 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,578
Reviews: 807
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 141
Gots: 398 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 11-16-2002)
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Photo of KTCamm
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12/9...pours bright copper red, little foam that settles out. Hearty mulled spice nose, ginger bread, cherries, toffee. Taste is a sweet malt, fruity, juicy, clove bitter, flat soda close. Honey sweetness more than anything. One and done.

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YetiMaas
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyCaps77
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great Christmas ale. Not too heavy, not too thick. Great taste. Great way to make a terrible holiday party easier to enjoy.

Photo of cjgiant
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrunEngr
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NappyB
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pDubs
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmryan21
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerfinder
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopBomb515
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear Amber with reddish hues and a small khaki head that faded to nothing and didn't leave any lacing. I didn't see it mentioned but mine had some noticeable sediment floating. Aromas of honey, caramel, cherry, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste hits up front with caramel and light cherry flavor, nutmeg and cinnamon spices hit mid palate and it finishes with an earthy hop bite woven with some honey, cherry and spice notes. Thin end of medium body, sharp carbonation. Bit of spice laden finish that lingers and tastes, off. Overall one of the better Christmas ales I've had, it could use a touch less spice and a clean up on the finish.

Photo of DarthVorador
2.85/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Not a fan of this one at all! It smells & tastes like something from Sam Adams, but worse. Great Lakes is one of my favorite breweries, but I think they dropped the ball on this one!

Photo of SteveD082791
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnnyBeer79
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redhorse107
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An excellent locally brewed seasonal beer from Great Lakes Brewing Co. Great taste and readily available!

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NYR_Rob
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A much better version of Pete's Wicked Winter.

Photo of asuburbanman
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brackh
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Did a Holiday beer tasting with the wife. You can smell the spices on this one. Doesn't really smell like a winter warmer to me. The taste is sweet and chewy. A little too sweet for my taste. My wife loves it though. Almost buttery sweetness if that makes sense.

Photo of jsantana09
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doc_logic
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

See above scores for rating.

Photo of higgsboson
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of st9647v3
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,578 ratings.