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Great Lakes Altbier - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Altbier
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 7.98%


Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hustlemuscle on 03-29-2005)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jampics2:
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jampics2

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at GLBC for Oktoberfest. Served in a pint glass.

The Great Lakes Altbier looks really nice in the glass. It's got great head and amazing lace that looks like a wall of cotton on the side of the glass. The beer's color is copper with orange edges and clarity is slightly cloudy, but rather clear for being unfiltered.

Altbier was sampled next to Oktoberfest, and that comparison made the crisp malt and noble hops of Altbier really stand out. Though it's slightly subdued, the beer delivers scents of flowery, earthy hops and slightly grainy and toasted malt.

The taste is nice and very mellow. The extended aging has made this beer very cohesive. The malt is sweet and biscuit/grainy and the finish is dry. A very pleasant beer for the style.

I felt the body was a touch watery and insubstantial, but the carbonation was great. There's enough substance to make this desireable, but not too much to make it too much of a commitment. A nice, drinkable German session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2010 17:22:22 | More by jampics2
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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a reddish brown color with a very thin tan head. Head has almost no retention and leaves very little lacing.

S- Smell is pretty faint. Light floral hops, soapy, and a bit of toast.

T- This one tasted much better when I got toward the bottom of the growler and picked up some of the sediment. A great balance of malts and hops. Very good flavour.

M- Fairly light in both body and carbonation.

D- Very easy to drink. A good change of pace from a great brewery.

Serving type: growler

09-20-2010 21:24:19 | More by nrbw23
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adamette

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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes taken a few hours ago. On Tap at brewery. This beer is certainly NOT retired (update message sent).

A yellow brown translucent body with minimal head.

S medium roast barley, hops. Not unpleasant.

T barley is prominent. There is a nice kick of hops but they are mild. This, in my estimation, is right on target for the style.

M Moderate, on target with style.

D very good. Low ABV, satisfying malt barley and minimal hops.

Notes: Nice to have on tap at the brewery today. This is certainly more drinkable and therefore more enjoyable than many GLBC offerings (such as Nosferatu).

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Exeptionally smooth, mellow, almost creamy mouthfeel. An all day drinker, not overly flavorfull, but a nice hop prescence and decent malt undercurrent. A 'pub exclusive' at the brewery's pub. Beautiful golden red, with a thick, puffy head that lingered. Mild hop nose, but nothing notable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2005 16:12:29 | More by hustlemuscle
Great Lakes Altbier from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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