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Great Lakes Christmas Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Christmas Ale
BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
3,092 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:
#4,960
Reviews:
883
Ratings:
3,092
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
797
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 3,092 |  Reviews: 883
Photo of Tlinc
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth

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Photo of BEER88
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spotrebor
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

amber/reddish hue in color tastes of honey, ginger and maybe little of corriander. Not a bad beer but definiately a good winger beer to get you through the day

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Photo of Trboley
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walleye1
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This year's run is as good as ever. Malty, sweet, rich flavors

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Photo of Qback5
4.91/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It's Christmas Ale! You cannot rate it like another beer - it's designed for a purpose...to ring in the Holidays! The 2017 brew tastes a little more cinnamony than last year's, but maybe that's just me. I love this brew on tap...nothing rings in the Holiday's like GL Christmas Ale!

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Photo of bumbledink
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDeV
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice red. Not too dark. Smooth flavor and finish.

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Photo of grawp57
4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Lovely amber. Berry/ cherry dominates. Pleasing, sweet, berry, but definitely beer! Smooth. Excellent beer!!!

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Photo of MattReily
4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

This is an absolutely fantastic beer!!! I look forward to it coming out every year!!!

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sully194
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This Winter Warmer got me so into the Holiday spirit that I almost started going to church again.... almost.
Had this one on a 20 oz. draft last weekend at the local pub. Got barely a sip into it before it was promptly BOGARTED by some drunk bottom-feeder at the bar (don't act like you don't know). The crazy bag-o-fleas ran off with not only MY Christmas Ale, but my drinking pal's beer as well. Not wanting to risk getting herpes, we both ordered another. After all, they say it's better to give than to receive. Say what you will about alcohol killing germs-this one was NOT worth the risk; despite her provocative dance moves, she was a real Train-wreck.... Meet Virginia!

Anyway, this beer is great for a cold fall/winter night, especially when the bar is mostly empty. I just hope next time I am able to drink more than one, and a Merry Christmas to the poor Uber driver that had to take her ass back to whatever rock she crawled out from under. 4 Stars!

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Photo of tcorbs88
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crobinso
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imanidiot777
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieeight
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeLev
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SMKilp
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
2.4/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of joshautry
1.99/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of zkoehn
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many moons ago, I was able to acquire much of this. Many times it was poured into mugs, snifters, tulips, nonic pints, and becher pints.
Do I even want to bother saying what the appearance looked like? Ever see Young Guns II? At the end, Billy the Kid sneaks into the graveyard to steal Pat Garrett's horse.
"I never stole a horse from someone I didn't like. Did I like him? Hell no, I loved the son of a bitch. You ask me if I have scars. Yes, sir. I have my scars."
You ask me what does any of this have to the with the beer's appearance, aroma, flavor, feel or overall.
And all my response is going to be: "pals."
To the Alstrom Brothers who have brought a fantastic website to the world of beer I realize now that this is the place that will stand the test of time for beer.
Never sell out, guys!

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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 3,092 ratings
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