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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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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My brother in law Jason brought this down from Cleveland the other day and I was very happy he did. Deep orange-amber with a pleasent crown after pouring it into my new snifter (Christmas present). Smelled all spice, tangy fruit, and a floral hop aroma with added cinnamon and nutmeg. Cinnamon and malt to start, clove, caramel in the finish. Malty with a spicey bite near the end but they melted fantastically. One of my favorites from GLBC but hell, most of their selections are.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass (March 3, 2010). "For freshest taste, please enjoy by: 01/16/2010" is printed on the label. I guess I'm drinking this a bit late. This was part of a mixed six pack of Christmas seasonal brews picked up at Armanetti Wine Shoppe and Beverage Mart in Chicago.

Eyes: Pours a dark copper with some red hues. A very fluffy finger and a half off-white head. Moderate lacing.

Nose: Spicey, sweet with some hops. Quite an interesting introduction to the beer. Smells a bit funky, but it works.

Tongue: Very malty sweet. Accents of cinnamon, honey and caramel. A very good balance of flavors, with none overwhelming the profile. The 7.5% ABV does rear it's head a bit in the aftertaste.

Mouth: Very creamy, rich and smooth.

Libation: Winter Warmers are a very tough style to balance, but Great Lakes has done a very good job here. No one spice asserts itself to much, and the 7.5% ABV does a great job in the warming department without announcing itself too prominently. The mouthfeel is almost perfect, very drinkable.

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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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