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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

2,491 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,491
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 92
Gots: 148 | 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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beerinator

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
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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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

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,491 ratings.