Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by PerzentRizen:
3.83/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A big thanks to Auslander for this beer! One great extra! Poured into a Piraat tulip at 45 degrees this beer has a toasted caramel color and lightly off white head that reduces to thin lacing.
The aroma has cascade hops and caramalt in the nose with plenty of grainyness. Green apple, cherries, and faint hint of grapefruit round this pale ale nicely.
The taste is dry, florally hoppy, grainy and a light biscuity flavor is present. The hops are not overwhelming but are omnipresent. The hops are the first and last thing to enter the mouth upon sips.
Mouthfeel is medium to lightly robust for the style. I for one like the fullness and would like to see less watery pale ales like this.
Drinkablity is high. With only 6% abv, lightly hoppy, and a nice mouthfeel you can easily enjoy one or five of these in a night.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2009 02:40:55 | More by PerzentRizen
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3.08/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Poured into a pint glass.
A- Pours a pale golden and slightly copper color. A nice and fluffy two finger head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Lots of lacing and bubbles are visibly rising to the surface. Looks really appetizing.
S- Citrus is most present, and is largely grapefruit. Some floral notes are evident as well. Somewhat surprisingly, there is actually a noticeable malt presence as well. Just a very slight pine and resin smell. Good but not as aromatic as I was expecting.
T- Not much citrus here as the the more piney characteristics take over. The malt is also still present but is very subtle. A nice amount of strong hop presence, but certainly not overtly bitter. Again it's decent but I'm underwhelmed.
M- Incredibly drinkable. I found the body to be rather thin, but it was largely because of the surprising lack of carbonation. It was definitely carbonated, but almost seemed flat. This might be an opinion-based thing but not my cup of tea (or beer I suppose).
O- I had high expectations going in. Also, it seems to be a really beloved beer, and I do not doubt that it's unearned. Personally, just not my thing. I recommend this based solely on how much love it gets from most people. However, I probably won't be picking this up again.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 05:21:33 | More by Grugalug
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.