Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.84/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottles purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.
A classic Christmas seasonal that people seem to go gaga over.
Pours a basically clear copper amber/brown, with a half inch head and a little bit of lacing.
Smells like cherries, cinnamon, sweet malt, and caramel.
The taste is similar. Much more restrained than the similarly adored Christmas beer, Mad Elf, from Troegs. Some light Maraschino cherry flavor, some slightly more tart cherry flavors, some caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon and other holiday spices. Not much hop flavor.
Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, very drinkable.
Not my favorite style of beer, the winter warmer, but this is one of the better ones.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2013 01:00:38 | More by GreesyFizeek
Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,072 ratings.