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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

2,303 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,303
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 119
Gots: 273 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white head that fades to a ring and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose smells like candied apples and toffee with a sweet malt base.

T: The taste is pretty much a mirror of the nose with big flavors of candied apples, light caramel, and sweet malt.

M: The feel is on the lighter side of medium with a tad bit of creaminess.

O: Pretty good christmas ale. It's pretty similar to Saint Arnold's christmas ale.

GregSVT, Dec 23, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go to beergeek279 and cupbeerman for bringing a growler of this to Michigan for Trbeer and I to enjoy.

Pours out to a clear, dark caramel, forming a small head with OK retention and lacing (which is pretty typical for a growlerized brew). Carbonation is mild to moderate. Aroma has dominant notes of ginger and nutmeg...tim says cardamom and I can also appreciate that. Taste is an echo of aroma, with a moderate malt sweetness, some amber malt husk, and mild caramel and tobacco lingering in the wake of some herbal and spice bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth with a medium body.

Like the bottled version, this is nice in that it's not too overwhelming. The spices play second fiddle to the beer itself while accentuating the malts and hops. A good representative of the style.

Mitchster, Jul 27, 2004
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EROCK75, Jan 09, 2012
Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,303 ratings.