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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Burning River Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,548 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,548
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 96
Gots: 161 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001)
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Samp01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of Mike67. A crystal clear orange amber with a medium beige lasting head on the pour. Aroma of caramel malt, yeast, bready with some mild citrus fruity notes. Taste same as aroma with good citrus floral hops bitter notes. Palate is a good medium body, crisp mouth feel and good carbonation. Finish is a combination of caramel malt citrus fruity notes, yeast with some good citrus floral hops for balance. Overall a very good, crisp refreshing and all-round solid brew. Nice

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 18:44:41 | More by Samp01
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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,548 ratings.