Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +1%
Did a beer swap of another Great Lakes beer for a Christmas Ale. Went from bottle to tall chilled glass. Great pour, about 1/2 inch of head on it. Smell is winter seasonal (cinnamon) but not over powerful. Feel is a little effervescent but not over done. If you are a Troeg's Mad Elf fan you are expecting to get beat up on the flavor (it is only 7.5% ABV as compared to 12.5%, but it is smooth. Beer goes down nicely. Not my favorite from Great Lakes, but I do like them all!
08-18-2014 01:13:29 | More by malprep
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
A few months after Christmas now, which isn't ideal:
A: Clear bright walnut colored with a modest, but fading head.
S: Very spicy still, with nutmeg and cinnamon notes.
T: Sweet malt taste, with very low hop bitterness, relying mainly spices to cut the sweetness. Strong cinnamon flavor (I don't pick up the nutmeg of the aroma). Malt gives a nice bready flavor as well.
M: Nice creamy texture, full-bodied but not heavy.
Nice holiday beer!
08-02-2014 13:30:01 | More by allengarvin
Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,114 ratings.