Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mobyfann:
4.15/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Paid $13.99 for a 12pk. Great Lakes mixed sampler...
The appearence is a pure amber colored lager with a nice light white foamy head with spectacular lacing. The aroma is pretty light, nice hops smell and a mixed bag of fruit as well.
The taste is classic APA, a little bitter, a little mix of fruity fun, extremely well-rounded and lovely taste. The mouthfeel is both smooth and crisp going down, solid aftertaste, and pretty drinkable as well.
Final Thought: This is a great APA and can't wait to buy a keg of this stuff in the long-run. Great everyday beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2004 19:21:49 | More by mobyfann
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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.