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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

2,137 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,137
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 99
Gots: 197 | FT: 4
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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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!

malprep, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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Dsg10, Aug 16, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -7.1%

gdelpino91, Aug 16, 2014
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goods003, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

allengarvin, Aug 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

joshschmitz, Jul 31, 2014
Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,137 ratings.