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Great Lakes Winter Ale - Great Lakes Brewery

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspired by the long, cold and seemingly endless Canadian winter, our 6.2% alcohol Winter Ale is a true winter warmer. Handcrafted with specialty hops and malts, combined with generous amounts of cinnamon, honey, ginger and orange peel, this unique beer is brimming with flavour.

(Beer added by: pootz on 12-10-2006)
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Reviews by jaz58:
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jaz58

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. 6.2% alc./vol.

The nose was a nice combination of lemon and sweet malt.

When poured in a glass a thick blonde coloured head formed which dissipated slowly. The ale was a clear reddish brown colour with a decent amount of effervescence.

Wonderful hints of nutmeg, ginger and coriander and in the distance a little orange. Very smooth mouthfeel and a nice dry finish.

A nice ale to sip on a wintery night by the fireplace. A good beer for the holiday season.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 01:27:36 | More by jaz58
More User Reviews:
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-12-2014 21:06:08 | More by stevergca
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-25-2014 23:02:51 | More by boszormeny
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a deep copper with two fingers of foamy beige head.

Smell - Cinnamon, ginger, honey, orange peel, malts, slight leafy hops.

Taste - Warm winter spices (cinnamon, ginger, clove) with a touch of honey sweetness. Good malt and hop balance.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A cohesive blend of classic winter spices and flavours. Well balanced and a tasty treat.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 19:36:05 | More by leaddog
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-11-2013 23:30:11 | More by lgmol
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randallpink

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-02-2013 04:58:21 | More by randallpink
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-28-2013 21:53:02 | More by KeKeKumba
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-16-2013 14:36:09 | More by TheBeeraholic
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-23-2013 15:54:14 | More by timiskin
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-13-2013 04:16:38 | More by DaPan
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-05-2013 00:43:13 | More by wizo
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-31-2013 09:51:53 | More by KrisDLSmith
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-24-2013 15:17:14 | More by tbeckett
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep copper and hues of amber in colour. Pours a nice thick (1/2 inch) head that is off white. sort of Irish cream diluted with some milk. There is a bit of a haze and the beer lacing continues through the end.

S: Spicy notes of cinnamon, cloves, ginger right off with loads of bread and caramel. Smells like creme brule and has a bit of alcohol in the background.

T: Ginger and cinnamon come threw very well with some ginger in the back. Hints of oranges mingle with the bready and toffee flavours.

M: Med-low body, has good carbonation, dry finish with a lasting bitterness.

O: I love this Winter Warmer. It has the spiciness you'd expect, the bread/caramel/toffee flavours to balance it and it has loads of hops for a nice bitter end. This is perfect for our weather.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 20:48:41 | More by Kremlock
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Dalia

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-22-2012 08:48:43 | More by Dalia
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice merky amber color to it. It has a nice thick light beige head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready malts, honey, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and oranges.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet honey, some caramel, bready malts, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and some light oranges.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 22:39:17 | More by SebD
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(4.0) A: Attractive clear burnt amber coloured with a puffy cappuccino foam head. Good retention and very good lacing down the glass.

(3.5) S: Tangerine, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon/pumpkin, burnt caramel, grassy, and generally quite floral. A bit of a soapy aroma but not a negative, rather more reminiscent of those floral qualities.

(3.5) T: Gingerbread, cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, and some citrus qualities that are more subdued than aroma indicated. The gingerbread taste is quite dominant and appealing, yet a bit overpowering in my opinion. Detecting some hefeweizen-like qualities with cloves and fresh grasses coming through. Tasty.

(3.5) M: Medium bodied with medium-low carbonation. Slick and semi-oily with a fairly clean texture.

(3.5) D: A good offering from Great Lakes but not quite my cup of tea. The gingerbread/cinnamon taste was very good at first sip but became a bit too dominant for my liking. A bit one dimensional overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 02:42:15 | More by Digimaika2
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

11-29-2012 23:14:51 | More by Vyronian
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -71.8%

11-06-2012 18:12:31 | More by cfalovo97
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-01-2012 14:00:46 | More by oldp0rt
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-11-2012 00:24:24 | More by Molson2000
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-20-2012 00:48:21 | More by hopsolutely
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batmanbach

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-07-2012 17:19:30 | More by batmanbach
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-16-2012 14:33:33 | More by robieobie1
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -43.7%

01-16-2012 20:49:48 | More by nmann08
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Great Lakes Winter Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.