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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

2,727 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,727
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 144
Gots: 507 | 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:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 11-16-2002

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Ratings: 2,727 | Reviews: 835
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.85/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Lite Amber pour with off white head. Clove and spice notes. Clove,banana,spices and honey. Lite mouthfeel. Honey is cloying.

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

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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

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3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat murky copper brown with a thin layer of straight white foam.

Brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, and toasted oats.

Nutmeg, honey, ginger, brown sugar, and bready malts.

Medium-bodied, light carbonation, sweet malt backbone, some herbal/spice bitterness.

Overall, very subtle aroma, but the spice comes through in the flavor. Has the body of a heavy lager, very smooth, a nice winter brew.

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.74/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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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

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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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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

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

Great December beer, drink before Jan.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, deep, amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that or I’m stuffed up. I get faint notes of malt, brown sugar, clove and ginger, but really faint notes.

Taste: What the beer lakes in aroma, it more than makes up for in the flavor. Massive amounts of malt up front, like freshly baked bread, followed by some brown sugar and honey-like sweetness and spices of clove and ginger. Not much in the way of hops which pleases me.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another excellent beer from Great Lakes! I love the malt and the gingerbread-like sweetness and spice! Delicious! I’ll definitely get this every Christmas time!

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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,727 ratings.