Great Lakes Alberta Clipper | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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88
very good
590 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by irishmoss on 01-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
590
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
135
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 590 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of DCgolfpro
2.58/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LCB_Hostage
2.68/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I went into this with really high hopes. I love raspberries, love chocolate, love beer and love Great lakes. They are one of those rare breweries that pretty much never turns out a loser. Until now. This one just doesn't work for me. Lots of raspberry on the nose and the palate. Some chocolate. And virtually no beer. It's thin and chemically and just totally unappealing. It pains me to say it, but this is one that should never have escaped the lab.

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Photo of Winston3737
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pat61
2.82/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L: Pours dark brown with a thin, tinely bubbled tan foam collar.
S: Grain, not a lot of roast, some chocolate notes, and a laundry kind of aroma that turns out to be raspberries.
T: Grain, raspberry and chocolate have a medicinal, solventy, chemical taste to me.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: This is my least favorite beer from Great Lakes. The raspberry and chocolate don’t quite work for me. They do not work well together and initially had me thinking that the beer lines were infected.

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Photo of BuckeyeBeers
2.82/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Way too thin, over carbonated and poor raspberry taste

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Photo of udfan07
2.85/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Drank this beer straight from the bottle. Smelled of chocolate but did not smell raspberries. When tasting I tasted more chocolate than anything else and very little raspberries.

Overall did not enjoy this beer as much as some of their other beers I have had.

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Photo of hoagzzz
2.86/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not a huge fan of this one. Smell was borderline gross. Raspberries really come through but after taste was generally unpleasant. Something out of synch.

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Photo of AD17
2.87/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mrebeka
2.88/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip glass; decent looking porter. Not one of my favorite GLBC offerings. I've enjoyed other raspberry porters and stouts' but the flavoring in this is a tad artificial. Felt a little too thin overall as well. Expected much better from this one.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty decent raspberry porter both flavors work well

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Base stout solid but raspberry taste unpleasant.

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Photo of Beerma
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just ok the sample was enough for me!

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Navalartichoke
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stinger80OH
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of CaptCleveland
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz poured into GLBC pint glass at the venerable brewery.

Thin, off-white head, quickly dissipates. Not much lacing.

Powerful aroma of fruit, red berries, malt.

Thin, medium carbonated, cloying fruit, not much else.

Maybe it's the style, but I expected some chocolate and coffee tones mixed with the raspberries. But not much to write home about.

Now I'm not saying it's a bad brew, but for what it portends to be it is rather average.

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Photo of jp32
3.02/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark chocolatey, nearly black, in color. Looks fizzy, loud carbonation noticed that quickly settles into nothing. No head retention. Smells of sweet, tart fruits, mainly raspberries. Maybe some slight malt aromas picked up as well, but I'm not sure if I only convinced myself of that knowing the style.

Taste is flush of raspberries. Some sips I like it, others I do not. Definitely would not enjoy several of these in a row. Its thinner feeling than it looks, and thinner than it probably should be. It seems to taste more of a black raspberry ale than a porter brewed with raspberries. It doesnt taste bad, but there is not much about this beverage that remind me of a porter.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.04/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of devilben02
3.09/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oldlogin
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sorry---if I am going to go for a Porter, its going to be the Eddie Fitz or the Founders----

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Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of byronic
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Great Lakes Alberta Clipper from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 590 ratings.
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