Great Lakes Cleveland Brown Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.35/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12oz brown with a drink before date clearly marked.
Appearance: Dark brownish amber with a frothy mass of off white lace hovering on top.
Smell: Dark toasted bread ... hint of coffee also.
Taste: Medium to full in body with soft and smooth mouth feel. A bready malt sweetness flows all the way through ... though it gets slowly cut by the roasted / toasted malts and hops. The toasted biscuit malt seems to be dominant and a chocolate flavour comes forth as well as a pinch of sweet oily hop flavour and a ghost like fruitiness. The after taste has a faded yet lingering hop bitterness with a toasted / roasted flavour. A slight warming alcohol is felt about half way down the glass.
Notes: A yummy brown that Great Lakes a given birth to ... a proud beer to have in their seasonal (fall) line up. A real pleasure to drink.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2002 00:44:14 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
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.