Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Single bottle (best by July 13, 2010) poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Hazy translucent orange-amber color. Off-white head died down a little while after pouring, but islands of lace all over the glass.
Smell: Strong mango and pine - definitely hoppy.
Taste: Mango, grapefruit hop flavors dominate up front, a hint of fruit-like sweetness in the middle, then a strong hoppy bitter finish that lingers for a bit. As it warms up the bitterness at the end becomes less pronounced, and the sweetness in the middle becomes more noticeable. I think it becomes a bit more balanced as it warms up - recommended serve temp is 45 F on the bottle.
Mouthfeel: Starts off with a hint of carbonation on the tongue (just a bit spicy) but finishes creamy and smooth. Very nice.
Drinkability: I don't taste the alcohol at all (very well hidden) but I do notice it later into the glass, so a one beer an evening for me with this one. Went well with a meal but I can see myself slowly savoring this one as well. This (for me anyway) is a sipping beer - not for rapid drinking. Overall a very nice beer - glad I bought a 4 pack so I can enjoy more of this later.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2010 22:37:27 | More by damndirtyape
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