Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Buebie:
3.65/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A special person grabbed me this nice little 4 pack.
Poured from the bottle into a pub glass. 2 inches of white froth, pale golden color, transparent and filtered.
Thin streaks of lace, small cap of retention.
Aroma is cotton candy sweet malt, fruity not so bitter grapefruit, little bit of pine and orange peel.
Aroma is slightly muted, not so forward.
Taste is bursting at the seems, an extremely flavorful beer!
Large doses of malt, little bit from the grains, plenty of un-fermented sweetness, but hops bitters to balance.
Bittering up with grapefruit, resin, pineapple and orange peel.
Slick feel with a smooth creamyness and moderate carbonation.
Its slighty warm, but mostly masked by hops and sweetness.
Good beer, aroma is undercover, but flavors are large.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2011 17:38:04 | More by Buebie
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
on mantrip of 2013, my buddy turns to me as the rest of the group goes into a pizza joint and asks me, "Do You Wanna Get Your Sush-On, I just saw a sushi place about two blocks back". So we trekked back to the sushi joint and ordered some food, but come to find out they don't have a license for beer yet so the server tells us they sell beer AT THE RESIDENCE INN LOBBY next door. This stuff only happens in cleveland. I go next door and there is a GIGANTIC cooler full of great beer. Seeing how we were .5mile from the brewery I knew the GLBC stuff would be fresh and it was smokin' new from the brewery.
took a few back over to the restraurant and cracked 'em.
Very impressed. First of all, this tastes like a 7.5-8 percenter, not a 9.1. Which is probably why this little beast sent another one of my friends to the emergency room last year with alcohol poisoning.
Taste is a like an ipa, only with no diacytl notes, and more of a malt profile than you might expect. Very little head - which is expected. Lacing is freakin amazing... maybe the scariest, most unpredictable lacing I've ever seen. Very SCHTICKY!. We could have dragged a bottle of this to the on-deck circle at the Indians game an hour later for them to use as the new, improved "pine-tar". Strong pine notes and strong grapefruit taste. Copper color. Alcohol shows-up late, but still doesn't seem like 9.1. Tastes like there's a boatload of maris otter in there... that earthy yet citrusy malt that I just love. I could be wrong, but I'd be surprised if that's not the base here...if it's not maris it's some odd 2-row... Of course the color is coming from some specialty malts... ... no clue on the hops. simcoe or citra? This beer definitely doesn't do the 'grain bill' any favors.
I'm not a HUGE beer guy. I mean I AM a huge beer guy, but not necessarily a high-gravity guy. Don't usually care for the boozy stuff, but I could easily sit back and pound 3 or 4 of these like we did that day. Just make sure you move onto Dortmunder or something soon - because a six pack of monsters is a very, VERY risky proposition.
Cant' wait to get back up there to the brewery and have some more on tap.
EXCELLENT beer. One of the only 8+ percenters I'll actually order - even though there are quite a few I wouldn't turn down.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 21:55:10 | More by witster18
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,538 ratings.