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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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89
very good

2,049 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,049
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 89
Gots: 165 | 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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Ratings: 2,049 | Reviews: 768 | Display Reviews Only:
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Rdc67

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-22-2013 19:22:44 | More by Rdc67
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nstorts

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-21-2013 02:07:48 | More by nstorts
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

05-20-2013 14:35:48 | More by InspectorBob
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MJSJr

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-19-2013 17:25:13 | More by MJSJr
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mattsucks

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

05-18-2013 14:17:48 | More by mattsucks
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Jade

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-18-2013 13:33:25 | More by Jade
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athesing10

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-17-2013 14:08:44 | More by athesing10
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GinsuDave

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-15-2013 10:22:24 | More by GinsuDave
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a really nice coppery-amber color with a light tan head. Retention is not so great, dropping to a faint ring quickly.
Smell is malty with a caramel note and a weird sweet floral note that is very hard to place specifically. No spice notes to be found though they were expected.
Taste is the same as the smell, malt, caramel, and that same odd sweet floral note. It isn't quite strong enough to be offputting but it isn't able to be overlooked, either. No real spice though a very faint pepper note does show eventually.
Solid medium-full body, somewhat warming, smooth-ish with light effervescence. Nothing great sadly. A decent beer, that's all.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 20:54:06 | More by PorterLambic
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sugrefd

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.3%

05-13-2013 10:29:00 | More by sugrefd
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Slay40

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

05-12-2013 02:28:22 | More by Slay40
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-10-2013 16:52:15 | More by Artjsantos
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bvskoog

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-10-2013 06:49:08 | More by bvskoog
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yesyouam

New York

3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great Lakes Christmas Ale is a crystal clear amber ale with a soft, waxy, yellowish head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. It has a light aroma with hints of spice and candy. It's medium bodied and a little sharp. The finish is a little metallic and gritty. It's quite sweet and well spiced. It almost tastes like a candy cane. There's a little caramel and some juniper bitterness that lingers after the swallow. This is very clearly a Christmas Ale. The balance is pretty good but it's too sweet to have more than one.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 01:09:59 | More by yesyouam
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moodyhudy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

05-02-2013 06:37:18 | More by moodyhudy
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Foam

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Ginger fruit.
flower blossoms .
malt.
olive brine ?
sea salt .

that great lakes-ian soul that their brews posess .
best of all, got a bunch of single bottles for $1.00 since it's way out of season .
a spicy nutmeg and ginger-malt finish concludes the taste profile of this Cleveland-brew .
definetly a weirdo/geek even amidst the X-mas beer world .

a few will do ya .

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 01:52:53 | More by Foam
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

04-28-2013 22:29:10 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

04-27-2013 16:11:37 | More by Jason1337
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

04-22-2013 00:10:24 | More by clfrost
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JDD419

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-21-2013 21:21:12 | More by JDD419
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Bluecane

New York

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

04-21-2013 06:57:01 | More by Bluecane
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

04-21-2013 02:42:51 | More by civicm87
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-18-2013 01:09:50 | More by randylangford
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Wortman1998

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-17-2013 20:14:55 | More by Wortman1998
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-15-2013 04:55:45 | More by AlphaKingKegger
Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,049 ratings.