Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ralphus:
3.8/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
My first Great Lakes of Cleveland beer and I'm happy with it. The best before date is a little close at 12/13/10 however.
It's crystal clear. Strikingly clear even. The color is an attractive golden brown with a white head. Some lacing is left behind as the head drops to a carbonated ring around the glass.
The smell has either faded or was understated to begin with. Bread, light floral spice, caramel and pine are all that remain.
The taste is considerably larger thankfully. Sweet caramel malts and fruit are bombarded with a long drawn out earthy bitter finish. The balance is a little skewed towards the bitter end for my tastes but some will really enjoy it I'm sure.
Mouthfeel is very crisp thanks to tight carbonation. This beer would easily cut through thick cream sauces or gravy. Drinkability is good.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2010 21:39:29 | More by Ralphus
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4.01/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of lots of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Citrus, herbal, grassy hops followed by toasted and pale malts.
Taste: Toasted and pale malts forward with all the hop characteristics and bitterness in between. Balanced and drinkable.
Mouthfeel: Chewy, crisp, refreshing, bite, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.
Overall: There is a nice balance to this beer and I wish I had more. Will have to put in some requests with friends driving through Pennsylvania again.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 06:09:50 | More by Flounder57
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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