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Great Lakes Holy Moses - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Holy MosesGreat Lakes Holy Moses

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BA SCORE
86
very good

804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%


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

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 04-06-2003)
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a good day, when you go down the liquor store a day like today in our country's drinking culture known for piss beer and lime wedged filled clear bottles there is nothing more refreshing than walking by everyone else with a six pack of Great Lakes Holy Moses. At the beginning of the pour a crystal clear gold but this is followed by the swirl of the bottle to get all of the yeast from the bottom in order to place the haze and transform the appearance into a beautiful sunrise on a slightly hazy morning. The massive foaming head glistens as I attempt my first sniff at the aroma. Wonderful hints of clove and the yeasty citrusy zest with coriander and other spices going on. When I sipped on this fine summer day treat I was welcomed with much of the same flavors and the bite of the wheat malt and a hint of vanilla like smoothness. Wow this beer ties it all together so nicely the musty yeast producing such great tones along with all of the spices added this beer deserves so much credit in the world of wits. Mouthfeel light and fluffy but syrupy in the finish just sticks to my taste buds I love it. Wow drinkability, well I'll have another what a great treat for anyday just a well constructed beers and if your aren't into wheats try this one out it may just sway how you feel about them.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2003 17:33:13 | More by WVbeergeek
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served with a thick white head that rises above the top of the glass like a giant cloud atop a misty yellow mountain. The aroma is dominated by bananna and clove notes, but there is also a nice yeast component that lends a fresh bread note, like manna from heaven. The taste is light and fruity. Coriander spice, with a creamy bready note as well. Light apple and bananna fruits on the tongue. Decent bitterness on the finish lingers a bit on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is robust and creamy, which when matched to the fine carbonation leads to excellent drinakbility and a tremendous sense of refreshment. After searching for nearly two years for this beer, I can say it is nearly a religious experience. Another world class beer from GLBC.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2003 17:49:40 | More by aaronh
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Wildman

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well, this beer is finally back in a bottle for non Ohioians and less traveled Ohioians. It poured a cloudy yellow color and formed a huge foamy white head, no doubt due to the heavy carbonation present. The lace latticed the glass as the white clouds vanished and evaporated. I tickled my senses with an aroma of malt and hops with a delicate hint of spices, but not banging you over the head like some other wits do. Coriander was noticible, but my recovering sinuses dealing with the crazy Ohio spring failed to descern the other ones present. The flavor was of hops and spices with a finish that had a tangy feel to reflecting the spices and carbonation. Another fine Great Lakes beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2003 18:28:01 | More by Wildman
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allboutbierge

Austria

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at D's...Luminous golden color with a thin bright white head. Zesty, malty, and delicate spicy aromas fill the nose. Taste is much the same, but malts and lemony-like zesty dominate any spicy elements. Smooth and medium bodied. Drinkability was there...Interesting and not one-sided like other wits can be. This is yet another quality offering from GLBC.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2003 11:49:55 | More by allboutbierge
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jtw5877

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one excellent beer, pours a goldish yellow hue with a white head. Smells of wheat malt, coriander, and yeasty spices. This stuff tastes just as good as it smells. Refreshing spiciness mixed with wheaty maltiness. I'd recommend this to anybody who has a chance to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2003 05:58:29 | More by jtw5877
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another fine sampling from GLBC during the 4/5 get-together.

Appearance: A wonderful cloudy "graprefruit juice"-like color. Sticky white lace covers the entire glass.

Smell: Brewed with corriander, orange peel, and camomile? Wow. All are very noticeable in the aroma. By far, one of the most intruguing beers I've smelled in a long time.

Taste: Very complex flavor, yet crisp and refreshing. As stated in the beer menu: "A summer treat." The typical Vriginia summer day begs for something like this.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation with a fairly smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: One of the best beers I've had in a long time. Quite surprising given my loyalty to the hops. I only with that this was available in bottles to take back to VA with me.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2003 15:55:37 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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PhantomVodoo

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow in color with a big creamy white head that left yeasty lacing with each drink.
Smells great! Orange peel and floral aromas (camomile I presume) jump out at you. Very pleasing aroma.

The spices for this one are orange peel, coriander, and camomile. They weigh heavily in the flavor profile. The wheat smoothness and yeast lay underneath providing the base for the spice flavors while the hops balance this beer quite well. Finishes well.

Good mouthfeel.
Smooth and drinkable.

Overall, a very good Belgian Wit.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2003 08:16:35 | More by PhantomVodoo
Great Lakes Holy Moses from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.