Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.01/5 rDev +1%
Named after the famous river burning, which no one actually photographed--the iconic photos published were from another burning decades earlier!
Anyway, this pours out a clear gold color with a small head. Nice malty aroma with a light grassy hoppiness. The flavor is strongly malty--a nice clean malt with a bit of crystal and a tad of nuttiness, together with medium bitterness and grassy hop taste. Clean finish.
Not a complex beer, but one that is really well done--it's quite an enjoyable beer to drink.
07-28-2014 16:17:30 | More by allengarvin
3.85/5 rDev -3%
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.
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 2,604 ratings.