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Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,643 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,643
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 146
Gots: 442 | FT: 9
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alyssa1224
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Westmi
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Doublicious
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acharpster01
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blckwiteboy
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MitchRogers
4.61/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaywalsh20
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellowish color and a hazy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Sparse lacing.

S: Hints of honey and malt in the aroma along with some spices.

T: Tasted of a heavy malt presence, light spices (cinnamon, especially), and honey. A decent enough flavor, but one that seems slightly thin in spots.

M: A good amount of carbonation with an almost herbal finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A pretty good beer. Easy to drink, but not an overwhelming beer.

Photo of Databrew
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlacanne
3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GStone899
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattM
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of humuloner22
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the better offerings from Great Lakes that I have had.

Aroma: This one is odd, it almost has a wine like aroma not much in regard to the spices that you will get from the flavor.

Color: Reddish brown hue.

Taste: More sweet and malt driven nice amount of holiday spices. Cinnamon, clove, cardamom are among the flavors I can detect.

Overall: Solid Christmas beer. Nice amount of Christmas flavor going on here.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of phil215
2.99/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, a little sweet

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3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Paulieblaze
2.69/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This stuff is good for a beer or 2. Don't buy a 12 pack and think you will enjoy the whole pack.

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3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,643 ratings.