Great Lakes Holy Moses - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is a great summer session beer.
I'm not the biggest advocate of wheat beers, but this one works very well for me.
Pours a nice golden yellow with a slight haze. Not very cloudy compared to a typical witbier. A bit more golden and not at pale straw in color. Beautiful frothy white head rests on top and settles to a solid white cap leaving strong lacing on the glass.
Smell is pleasant and inviting. Typical clove and slight banana with some nice spicy eaters from the yeast. Has a juicy fruit gum aroma a little bit. A hint of citrus and the chamomile makes a small appearance in the aroma as well. Complex and nice. Soft but prevelant.
Taste is spot on for what they were going for. Different than your typical witbier, but has all the staple characteristics. Has an aftertaste that makes you crave another one immediately after finishing one. A touch more hop bitterness than the latter. Very pleasant and I think that might be what made me a big fan of this for my summer beer choice for vacation. It's like a witbier met a pale ale and blended into a refreshing, citrusy, spicy, light session beer that can be enjoyed in several servings. The chamomile is a bit of an undertone, but it's there and might be that slight difference that makes all the difference. This beer just really hits the spot on a hot day on the beach.
Mouthfeel is nice. Perfect carbonation. I'd say it's light-medium with a smooth but slightly prickly mouthfeel. Not fizzy but not too smooth either. Well carbed. Not thin, but not heavy. Perfect summer time feel.
Overall, I bought a case for vacation to be beach after having this a few times because I loved how easy drinking and tasty this offering is. Great Lakes never lets me down. This one is great for a beer snob like me who is your typical hophead, but also great for your Hefe and witbier fanatic. I love hoppy IPA's and this beer is far from that but it has plenty of other characteristics that please the palate and it's a great summer beer. Highly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2012 19:12:50 | More by BigDoug
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