Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beerinator:
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Apperance: Golden amber, nice and clear. Whitish head with good retention.
Aroma: Slightly vegital in it's hoppyness. The malt characteristics show through in a toasty breadyness that is very pleasant.
Taste: The mouthfeel is full and bready. The hops are noted late in the taste, but they seem to keep the beer from being too sweet. They tingle the tongue throughout the finish and balance out the sweetness. The initial malt attack is slightly nutty, and caramelized.
Notes: Smooth drinking Pale Ale. Almost session style. The body is full, but it doesn't seem to be the body of a 6% beer. Easy drinking Pale. Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2005 01:59:57 | More by beerinator
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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 2,237 ratings.