Great Lakes Cellar Dweller | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bruachan on 09-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured it from the growler into a pint glass. It has golden straw color body with no head or lacing to it. The smell is has some earthy, grassy hop aroma to it. The taste has a grassy, hop taste to it, not bitter at all, and some malt also. The mouth feel is very nice and well balanced and overall a really good beer.

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3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler poured into some tall heavy Seas glass on 8/21/11

Thanks to nrbw23 by way of fiveo2270

Light, golden straw color with a mild haze. Puffy, two finger head drops to 1/4th inch. Stray trails of lace.

Aromas of toasty grain and grass. Deep swaths of the grassy stuff. Not overly clean but nice enough. Tastes much the same - lots of grass and hay. Quite grainy. Fairly simplistic. The feel is light but not very crisp. Lower carbonation. Finish clean, though.

It's pretty tasty but seems more like a dank pilsner than a kolsch.

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a fairly clear pale yellowish gold color with a thin white head. Head leaves some nice spotty lacing.

S- Smell is a bit better than I expected for this one. Picking up some floral and grassy hops. A touch of sweet malts.

T- Nothing over the top or out of this world. Again pretty solid in taste. I'm picking up a a bit of sweet malts, spice, grassy hops, and yeast.

M- On the extreme end of lighter side of medium and good carbonation.

O- This brew exceed my expectations for sure, and was easy to drink for sure. Thanks again Steve for the refill on the growler.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the GLBC brewpub - served in a Shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Clear pale golden to straw yellow color with an initial 1/4" fluffy white head. The white foam died down to a thin film across the top with persistent lacing as I drank it down.

Smell: Earthy spicy German hops solely - very little else.

Taste: Everything one would expect in a Kolsch, but a bit more hop bite - not bitterness though. The beer starts with more of that earthy spicy hop flavor, then there is some biscuit-like malt and pilsner-like malt flavor, then a crisp finish. Bitterness is mild and it is tempered nicely by the malt.

Mouthfeel: Some carbonation on the tongue, but just right and doesn't get in the way of the flavor of the beer. Body of the beer is thicker than water, but not by a lot. Otherwise coats the mouth and throat, quenches thirst nicely, and does not linger.

Overall / Drinkability: I rather enjoyed this beer - a Kolsch with a bit of an aromatic hop bite I think is how I would describe this beer. Refreshing, enjoyable, and I had more than one over the course of a long meal. A solidly good beer.

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Great Lakes Cellar Dweller from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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