Great Lakes Winter Ale - Great Lakes Brewery
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4/5 rDev +12.7%
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.
12-26-2013 19:36:05 | More by leaddog
4/5 rDev +12.7%
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.
01-04-2013 20:48:41 | More by Kremlock
3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
12-13-2012 22:39:17 | More by SebD
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
(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.
12-05-2012 02:42:15 | More by Digimaika2
Great Lakes Winter Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.