Great Lakes Christmas Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Christmas Ale
BA SCORE
3.95/5
3,077 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 11-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,767
Reviews:
881
Ratings:
3,077
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
782
Trade:
10
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,077 |  Reviews: 881
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MilkMan126
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks great. Red amber color with a small head that dissipates. Would look great next to your mom's Christians decorations.

Smell is excellent. Ginger cookies with brown sugar and icing. Spices come through aggressively.

I taste ginger and other spices. Cinnamon and vanilla are present. Nice biscuit malt flavor underneath reminds you it's a beer after all. It provides a nice warming sensation. Bitey carbonation adds to the effect. Let it warm a little before drinking to get all the flavors - it gains a nice balance but the spices will still hold up more than anything. Medium to full body.

Complex but not too spicy, which I appreciate. It warms the spirit and reminds me of Christmas comfort. People rave about this winter delicacy in Columbus, Ohio. I can see, smell, and taste why.

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Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of davemathews68
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of granger
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The pour has nearly no head and the beer is mildly carbonated. The color is a thick amber while the smell has faint traces of honey and stronger hints cinnamon and other spices. You'll be able to taste the spices, and the drinkability is excellent for a 7.5 ABV beer. This ale sets the bar by which all other winter beers should be measured.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of APH
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 3,077 ratings
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