Great Lakes Christmas Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

very good
3,073 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

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 11-16-2002

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Photo of Wolfee02
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In this review I am instructed to be constructive and I am. The appearance is red... I have never seen a beer that literally looks so red. The smell is like Christmas cookies! Perfect for the Holliday season! As far as the taste, it is the best beer I have ever had. It tastes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and Christmas cookies. The mouthfeel is extremely pleasant with the perfect balance of malts and pure utter greatness!!! I recommend this beer to anyone who likes great beer! Great Lakes brewery continues to prove that they are one of the best breweries in the world. I have never had a bad beer from this amazing world class brewery!

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Photo of CJCayea
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Ceballonegro
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of scm2787
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jniagar1
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Casey8
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of ATK
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of atg7777
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In Cleveland, when Christmas ale goes on sale it is a sign that the holidays are coming.
This holiday in a cup has the option of being served with brown sugar on the rim. The first sip is like christmas day. The consistency and flavor instantly brings warmth to the soul. I wish they would raise the ABV count back up to what it use to be to add some more warmth. All in all it is a tradition for me. Nothing like walking in from a snowy day and warming up to a glass of this brew. It is the only reason why I look forward to Cleveland winters.

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Photo of BryanK
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kell50
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mazarate
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of patm1986
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beenitty
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JayKay412
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of joek440
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of MitchCumstein
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of XavierMuskies
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Trystero
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Backlogged review circa 12/25/2011

Appearance: Ruby red with faint copper hues.

Smell: Overwhelming ginger and honey accompanied by accents of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Taste: Sweet and smooth, spice cabinet. Thick honeycomb combines with candied giner and snickerdoodle cookies.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin with strong carbonation.

Overall: One of many delicious Christmas Ales/Winter Warmers made in Ohio. Highly sought after and terribly scarce around the holidays due to a huge notoriety. I'm not sure if it's worth the trouble every year.

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Photo of TheSteak22
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of ABokononist
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of chgobear
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 3,073 ratings.
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