Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.19/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Overall, very solid beer. It is fairly light on the hops. Has some similarity to a doppelbock with the sweet component. A touch boozy but I like that about it.
Ap: small head - pours a hazy light copper color.
S: Surprisingly not that hoppy in the smell.
T: Complex, well-balanced taste. Finishes up with some citrusy hops, but the maltiness and sweetness, a touch bread dominates the palate at first.
M: light carbonation, slightly syrupy.
O: A LOT less hops than I anticipated, I suspect it was because of the imperial nature, slightly more boozy and had some malt added to balance off the hops. Not what I was anticipating but highly desirable, very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 23:59:44 | More by Cheshire_Crew_Al
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
- Spiegelau ipa glass.
A: Pumpkin orange with a good clarity, sporting a solid 2 finger antique white head of good retention. Solid display of macro-effervesce with a near solid sheet of lacing.
S: On the nose, dry grass, hay and pine are dominant. Baked bread, with a moderately aromatic sense of hops at first, but quickly fades.
T: dry orange , dry grass and hay for flavor. Bready with strong indications of sticky pine hops. Hopping is moderately strong with some signs of toasted sweet speciality grains blending in with a lingering dry orange-grassy finish.
M: Syrupy, sticky medium full mouthful consistency with a carbonation factor of good. A warming of grassy-orange glow on the inner cheeks from the alcohol and hops.
O: Overall a 9.1abv% gives a generous glow of hops and alcohol warmth with some sweet toasted nature backing. A lingering, dry bittering and aggressive hop nature as well alcohol content gave me flashbacks from the first time i sampled a DFH 90 minute ipa. Very good and comparable.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 00:12:08 | More by beerthulhu
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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