Great Lakes Holy Moses - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.47/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Significantly cloudy lemon-gold with quite a bit of fine, suspended yeast. The head is on the large side of average, is slightly darker than pure white and is moderately firm. It doesn't seem as sticky as the heads on most other Great Lakes beer and doesn't persist nearly as long. Underwhelming lace, but not a bad look overall.
The nose is of untoasted grain, citrus fruit peel and spice. One large mouthful tells me that this is a great summer beer with loads of palate-saturating flavor. Like the nose, it's equal parts wheat malt, orange peel and coriander. In other words, a classic witbier.
This is one of those beers whose whole is superior to the sum of its parts, even though the parts are pretty damn good on their own. Not one of the three major flavors steps out of line to dominate at any point along the flavor arc. Holy Moses is a veritable symphony of a witbier and is some kind of delicous.
The body/mouthfeel isn't the the usual Great Lakes body/mouthfeel. That is, medium-full at a minimum. That wouldn't fit the style or the purpose at all. In fact, the mouthfeel is just right for a summer quaffer. It's expansive enough to give definition and dimension, but light and airy enough to go down ridiculously easily on a warm summer day.
I must admit, I wasn't blown out of the water after looking at and smelling this beer. From then on though, look out! Holy Moses is, without question, my favorite witbier and is possibly my favorite summer seasonal as well. Great Lakes Brewing Company continues to impress.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2004 20:38:59 | More by BuckeyeNation
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