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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Burning River Pale Ale

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

The fourth and final bottle to be reviewed from the Great Lakes Variety Case.

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a deep golden color. A one to one and a half finger head on the initial pour that fades quickly. Decent lacing left on the side of the glass

S - Faint aroma of citrus and a caramel-like sweetness

T - A good APA. The initial sip is a mix of citrus and pine but no where near the amount you would get from an IPA. The other flavors are a toffee/caramel taste. More on the malty side with a decent hop background. The alcohol is not really noticeable.

M - A medium consistency. Good carbonation.

O - Another fine brew from the folks at Great Lakes. I enjoyed this beer. I have to say that Great Lakes has really impressed me with the beers I've tried from them. This is brew is no exception.


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definitely more of an english style pale ale, with the dusty like malts and just light fruity cascade hops in the taste. pours a tiny bit amber in color, with a receding white head and inch tall. smells like a bass ale, and tastes similar, just a bit bigger hop flavor. mouthfeel brings it way down for me, weakly carbonated fading to nearly flat as it warms, not a quick finish at all, even a little brassy at the end. definitely not my favorite pale ale and definitely not my favorite great lakes brew, but a decent amalgamation of the english and american syles...

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,245 ratings
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