Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Baileyuk:
4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured a slightly cloudy golden amber.slight head, little lacing.
Smell was mainly malt with subtle hops. Not the greatest aroma.
Taste was much better. Hops are much more prominent, but not overpowering. Very good example of the style.malts balance very well.
Hops hit the back of the mouth in a pleasant way. Very easy to drink, very highly recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2009 03:22:15 | More by Baileyuk
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4.01/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Named after the famous river burning, which no one actually photographed--the iconic photos published were from another burning decades earlier!
Anyway, this pours out a clear gold color with a small head. Nice malty aroma with a light grassy hoppiness. The flavor is strongly malty--a nice clean malt with a bit of crystal and a tad of nuttiness, together with medium bitterness and grassy hop taste. Clean finish.
Not a complex beer, but one that is really well done--it's quite an enjoyable beer to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 16:17:30 | More by allengarvin
3.85/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a light copper with a 3/4" foamy off-white head. Crystal clear with steady carbonation. Lacing down the glass, and retains a thick frothy cap.
Aroma: Fruity/citrusy/hoppy. "Cascadey," orange pith. Not just hop fruitiness, I think some of this is yeast, too.
Taste: Tight, dry arrival; flash of sweetness across mid-palate. A little grassy.
Mouthfeel: Mid-to-full bodied. Heavier than I remember, but very refreshing.
Overall: Tremendously well-balanced APA, with a tilt toward hops. Love this beer and will be buying again. Sweeter than Columbus Brewing Company's pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 02:50:25 | More by SaltofOH
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,548 ratings.