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Great Lakes Christmas Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Christmas Ale
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3.95/5
Very Good
3,117 Ratings
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 11-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,009
Reviews:
886
Ratings:
3,117
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
803
Trade:
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Photo of Mantooth
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darktronica
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _ascags
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bankboy66
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great color and caramel on the nose. There is something a little metallic on the taste that is distracting. For me there are better choices

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firkingroovin
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wilfonzo
1.88/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of AnthonyLemley
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chirdning
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This was a very enjoyable Christmas ale. The nose is almost like a candle because of the cinnamon that comes through. It has a FULL body. The honey makes it very smooth and the spices give it a nice flavorful kick. I like this.

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Photo of austinc94
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lonewolfwmv
2.95/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bennyd489
4.81/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeyJellico
2.53/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quizlock
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of camman007
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange amber opaque beer with a decent but receeding off white head and lots of carbonation bubbles seen rising. Lots of caramel on the nose with some dark chocolate and even some dark fruits noted. Interesting and distinctive flavor with not over powering caramel malt flavors with some spices and sweetness. Even some fruit on the finish with slight bitterness. Creamy with less carbonation that suits this brew well. Good winter warmer here.

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Photo of tankg
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 6 of 6 from the US. Served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Have enjoyed this greatly over the past month or so.

Appearance - Dark bronze i color , clear, middling carbonation and topped with a finger of off-white head. Moderate retention and lacing is minimal.

Smell - Smells wonderfully of Christmas, caramel, dark fruit, fruitcake, ginger, with trace of other spices of cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg. A plethora of spices here, yet with sufficient malt comes together marvelously.

Taste - Like the nose, with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon shining through, yet enough caramel and bitterness to make this seem balanced. Ends with a slightly bitter near coffee flavor, and certainly with enough spice to be considered either a spiced beer or a winter warmer.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, enough carbonation for a style that is traditionally on the lower end, medium dry finish.

Overall - Seriously underrated and one of the best winter warmers out there. Delicious enough as a traditional Christmas treat but certainly drinkable enough to be a regular mainstay. A winner and something I'm going to look forward to as the days get shorter, the leaves fall and snow starts accumulating around these parts.

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Photo of jenrhart
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 3,117 ratings
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