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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

2,045 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,045
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: 2,045 | Reviews: 768 | Display Reviews Only:
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Skott1123

Ohio

5/5  rDev +26.3%

04-13-2013 16:44:10 | More by Skott1123
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ally24al

Ohio

5/5  rDev +26.3%

04-13-2013 16:39:16 | More by ally24al
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rkf1976

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-13-2013 15:42:13 | More by rkf1976
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DamageInc78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-12-2013 03:44:39 | More by DamageInc78
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-11-2013 03:15:01 | More by orangesol
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beercanman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

04-07-2013 09:54:39 | More by beercanman
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Broman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-06-2013 21:34:32 | More by Broman
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tmm313

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer. It poured a crystal clear amber color with thick head and nice lacing. Smell was super sweet with loads of caramel, some citrus, apple, ginger, coriander, some chocolate, and rich honey. Taste was nice as well. Super malty with nice bready notes, slight grapefruit, cinnamon and ginger. Mouthfeel was medium, slick, and drying. I had a great time drinking it.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 22:57:08 | More by tmm313
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edhaaslovesbacon

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-03-2013 21:08:52 | More by edhaaslovesbacon
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flyingPharmacist

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

04-02-2013 13:38:40 | More by flyingPharmacist
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-02-2013 01:50:36 | More by grumpygerman
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber with a half finger dull white head, very little retention or lacing.

Aroma of malt, honey and strong cinnamon spice.

Taste follows the nose with sweet honey, malts hints of caramel followed by cinnamon and nutmeg.

Mouth Feel was the light side of medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth with a nice holiday spice flair.

Overall this is a nice Christmas Ale that does not go overboard with the spices as some other Christmas Ales tend to do.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 22:22:19 | More by dtivp
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-25-2013 16:41:26 | More by CDCNAM
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tviz33

New York

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a nice clear orange body with two finger of foamy white head.

S- Smells a lot like a sugary soda at first. Honey and ginger come out as I take few more whiffs. A little molasses is in there as well. Smells inviting.

T- I'd be willing to be the flavors have dissipated somewhat since this one came out. That said, it is still tasty. This one is mostly malty with a subtle hop aftertaste. Faint amounts of spices poke through, but aren't enough to discern what they are exactly.

M- Medium body and lightly carbonated, but smooth.

O- Overall, this beer is just OK for me. I'd like to try it more in season to see if there is a noticeable difference in flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 22:20:13 | More by tviz33
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TBarJr

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

03-19-2013 01:29:01 | More by TBarJr
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Richie24CLE

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-18-2013 15:54:51 | More by Richie24CLE
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

03-17-2013 19:31:49 | More by JohnQVD
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

03-15-2013 04:15:41 | More by alysmith4
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

03-13-2013 21:24:50 | More by wmobley
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firebeer06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-13-2013 03:26:21 | More by firebeer06
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

03-12-2013 19:35:26 | More by Zachtheporter
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

03-10-2013 19:36:13 | More by spycow
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottles purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

A classic Christmas seasonal that people seem to go gaga over.

Pours a basically clear copper amber/brown, with a half inch head and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like cherries, cinnamon, sweet malt, and caramel.

The taste is similar. Much more restrained than the similarly adored Christmas beer, Mad Elf, from Troegs. Some light Maraschino cherry flavor, some slightly more tart cherry flavors, some caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon and other holiday spices. Not much hop flavor.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, very drinkable.

Not my favorite style of beer, the winter warmer, but this is one of the better ones.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 01:00:38 | More by GreesyFizeek
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-04-2013 03:56:09 | More by comfortablynirm
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

03-03-2013 22:48:31 | More by mmsimmons
Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,045 ratings.