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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

2,378 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,378
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 128
Gots: 308 | FT: 8
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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Photo of Mavigo
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Actually got ripped the **** off on a 6 pack of this at Bella vino's in Farmington Hills but I've put that bit on a place review. Served in a snifter.

A: Pours a clear copper color with a short beige head that dissipates in a short time frame and leaves a small ring of lacing.

S: Smells of wheat, caramel, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, malts, yeast, spices

T: Tastes fairly sweet, wheat, dark fruits, cinnamon, spices, malts, kind of bland actually, I mean it/s smooth and refreshing. But there's no.. oompf, It's sort of run of the mill.

M: Mediumd bodied with medium amounts of carbonation, it's good but not amazing.

O: Overall, it was good but it didn't give me the jingles, herp.

Mavigo, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BeerForMuscle, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Patabirra, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Bubba569, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

claspada, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

vermilcj, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

scottDC, Dec 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Shakydog68, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

NateMac13, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

CB2maltygoodness, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Snooprobirob, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

JonBrand, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of lauries444
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

lauries444, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of andrewjraab
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A. Copper brown with an off white head that quickly dissipates.

S. Nutmeg, cinnamon spice, vanilla, caramel, malts, ginger.

T. Ginger snaps cookies, cinnamon, warming alcohol, medium bodies. Dry bitter aftertaste. The gingers sits on the palate.

O. Really a solid winter Christmas ale. Nice layers of spice with some alcohol backbone to warm ur soul.

andrewjraab, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

DCHritz, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

gorman4, Dec 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Oakenator, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Baab200, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Brushkanna, Dec 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Azpittil57, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of tillmac62
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear medium amber. Nice head and lacing that diminishes in about 2 minutes. Nose is mostly malt sweetness against a hint of soft spice. Medium bodied with a nice slick feel and well carbonated. The taste is slightly sweet with only a suggestion of spice, creating a nice balance of flavor that is subdued when compared to ST 2Xmas, which accentuates spice flavor. A nice crisp finish that brings the carbonation and spices (ginger and cinnamon) a bit more forward. If you want sweet with a hint of spice, then this beer is for you. If you prefer spice flavor, go with Southern Tier 2Xmas. Both are expertly crafted brews that achieve their respective flavor profiles.

tillmac62, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Giantspace, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

OUJayhawk1799, Dec 12, 2013
Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,378 ratings.