Great Lakes Christmas Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

very good
3,071 Ratings
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Christmas Ale

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

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer! The appearance is cinnamon, as is the aroma, as is the taste. It is not as sweet as many of the other spiced/winter warmers. There is a smokiness to this, not overly so. Frankly, I could drink this all day. Wonderful taste, lighter than anticipated, but packs a wallop.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World on 11/22/13. Sell by date is 01/31/14.

Poured from bottle into a pint glass, served at cellar temp.

appearance: medium-dark amber with a rocky shortbread head of sticky foam.Nice lacing.

aroma: Caramel malt, ginger, maybe some honey. Nice.

mouthfeel: just ok.

taste: Brown sugar sweetness, spices like ginger, cloves and coriander and a slight chocolatey finish. Honey makes an appearance at end also.

notes: Like every beer drink from Great Lakes, I detect cocoa at the end. The difference is, it works for this beer just like it works for Eddy Fitz. This beer is better than Sam Adams Winter Lager, however I don't like it well enough to buy again. Still I wouldn't turn it down if it were offered.

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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 3,071 ratings.
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