Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Obtained a 4 pk, and bottles had a best-by date of 7/17/12 although they didn't have a bottling date so I don't know how old these are.
A - Pours a gentle orange color with a hint of reddish hue. Respectable one-finger white head quickly recedes leaving only a ring of foam around the glass. Looks good!
S - Here I knew this beer would be very good. Very hop-forward but it's more of the flowery, juicy, and fruity varieties than the extreme bitterness of some IPAs (like SN hoptimum). Mangos, a bit of pineapple, wet grass and a subdued malt background.
T - Bitterness upfront which was unexpected, but this quickly changes to the fruity flavors mentioned above. The fruity flavors need to be more explosive, but it's good nonetheless.
M - On the lower side of carbonation. Alcohol is there but quite subdued.
O - Unexpected (almost.. 'tangy') bitterness aside, this is quite the good effort by great lakes. Haven't ever been disappointed by them.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2012 22:39:16 | More by gregy55902
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