Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by StarlightSeraph:
4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a beautiful, crystal clear, golden orange, with tons of bubbles and two fingers of slightly off-white head. The head subsided slowly, and left tons of lacing. This is what a pale ale should look like.
Smell: A surprising amount of bready malt, mixed with grassy and citrusy hops. Nice smelling.
Taste: Definitely maltier than I expected from a pale ale...but very enjoyable. There is a strong taste of the bready/honey malt right away, which fades into grassy hops. This is a very full-flavored pale ale, and one of the more balanced ones I've ever had. Very enjoyable.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is a little prickly, but the feel is nice and creamy. Almost a little bit too heavy for a pale ale, but very nice.
Drinkability: I really enjoyed this. I usually like hoppier pale ales, but this was incredibly balanced and full flavored. Definitely wouldn't mind having a couple of these. Another excellent brew from Great Lakes.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2010 23:04:42 | More by StarlightSeraph
More User Reviews:
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 2,539 ratings.