Great Lakes Cleveland Brown Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheViolator666:
4.18/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this one on-tap in the basement of the Great Lakes brew pub. Poured into pint glass.
Notes taken from cellphone.
Probably more of an American Brown Ale due to the high amount of hops.
The tap list had this listed as 6.0% ABV.
A: Dark Brown body with a soap-bubbly white head. The head had a little less than two fingers depth. Left some nice, delicate lacing that layers after each sip.
S: Smelled very hoppy first off, followed by biscuity, bready and sweet malts. Maybe a touch of roastedness.
T: Again, immediately hit with the musty and earthy hops. The hops are then balanced by nutty and toasted malts that leave the mouth slightly sweet. The hops linger in the aftertaste.
M/D: This beer is surprisingly quite filling and pretty heavy. Medium carbonation and leaves a creamy feeling going down. Highly drinkable.
I've been wanting to try this beer for about a year now, not only because I love Brown Ales, but I'm also a big fan of the Cleveland Browns. So, needless to say, I was thrilled when I heard they brewed another batch. Hopefully they'll bottle it again!
Serving type: on-tap
10-17-2009 13:39:18 | More by TheViolator666
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3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at Busy Bee
A - ruby amber with a thick, off white head that has great retention
S - caramel, nutty, bready
T - big citrusy notes, caramel, faint nuttiness
M - medium bodied, well carbonated
This is a decent brown ale though it is far more citrusy than it is malty. This is clearly a more Americanized version of an English classic. Nonetheless, this is a really nice offering that is both enjoyable and sessionable. It's definitely worth a try.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2013 23:20:58 | More by tdm168
Great Lakes Cleveland Brown Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.