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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

2,722 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,722
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 144
Gots: 508 | FT: 10
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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,722 | Reviews: 834 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DDiFran
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of myouman
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shanegatter
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark Amber color, smooth spice taste, this was my introduction into "specialty" (non bud light) beer

Photo of Ohiolager
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvenables31
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckZ77
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer only available during holidays

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

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

Pours a nice dark copper/red color with off-white head. Spice, cinnamon, ginger, and caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more spice. Good winter beer.

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggcatch
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of martyl1000
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Side Door, Madison. A quality spiced winter warmer, though too sweet for me.

Photo of psmith161
4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superbohl4
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Flight317
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwhancher
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with nice frothy white head. Ample lacing clings to the glass sides. Smells as descripted: honey, ginger, and cinnamon. Spices are all very nicely balanced and not too overpowering. Some light alcohol in the nose. An underlying caramel malt sweetness seems evident.

Taste has upfront honey sweetness then ginger then cinnamon. Spices seem a little more dominant in the taste. No hop flavor, but bitterness seems to balance the malts well. Alcohol seems well in check for 7.5. Feels medium to full.

Overall, a nice and pleasant Christmas beer. Spices seem well balanced and an interesting selection at that. While spiced beers aren't my everyday cup of tea, I could enjoy a few of these annually over the holiday season.

Photo of 29mikoyan
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very good holiday ale. You can definitely taste the cinnamon, ginger, and spices. The beer is moderately malty. The aroma is very weak though.

Photo of Moe_Lasses
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlema1
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnthonySkatz
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kkosh
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigbeers84
3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,722 ratings.