Tempus Fugit Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by adamette on 01-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Skott1123
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of jmo2k1
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of nrbw23
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky orangeish brown color with a fairly small white head. Head doesn't last too long but leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Pretty much no hops at all. I can pick up a bit of alcohol, a woody smell, something pretty sweet, and some malts.

T- Taste is caramelized malts and sweet malts jump right out at me. Again pretty much no hops, sweet honey comes in and a nice touch of alcohol in here too.

M- A pretty high ABV, but still easy to drink. Medium in body and fairly low in carbonation.

D- Easy to drink, good tasting beer. I ended up filling my growler up with this one when I left.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank this last week at the GLBC. This is another, new on-tap only "pub exclusive" that has never been brewed before. This beer pours a cloudy/hazy, copper color. Small white head dissipated fairly quickly into a medium sized white ring lining the inside of the glass. Didn't leave much lacing. Has aromas of sweet malt, honey, and alcohol are present. No hop aromas here. Flavors of nice caramel malt and honey sweetness along with the taste of alcohol. The alcohol is not that well masked here, at least I certainly was able to taste it with no problem. Rounded out with a bit of hops. Has a good full bodied and crisp mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Fairly easy to drink. An interesting and all around pretty good beer from the fine folks at Great Lakes.


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Photo of adamette
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From description at the brewery: Complex strong/old ale brewed with honey and five different malts that features a medium hop presence.

Review from notes taken at the brewery while I tasted this beer earlier today. Poured into a clean, clear goblet style glass. This is a pub exclusive.

A Cloudy, brown orange body under a nice, creamy head. It appears to be unfiltered as well. Good look. 4.0

S Barley malt and very little hops smell. I can pick up the alcohol as well. Interesting, inviting, has all the makings of a finely crafted beer. 4.0

T High malt presence, certainly an alcohol taste as well and, interestingly, the last one third of the taste brings in that all too familiar flowery hops taste that Great Lakes uses way too much in too many of their beers. The first two thirds of the taste of this beer presented as a nice, mature, finely crafted, unfiltered beer centered on a nice barley malt. That last one third drove down the taste rating for me. This remains a good tasting beer though. 4.0

M This is a big beer with high ABV, high malt sweetness, moderately high hops (in the back one third) and also that it is unfiltered makes this a big beer. 4.0

D Only fair to good as the bigness of the beer makes it a one and done for me. 3.5

Notes: I think that it might the closest that I have seen Great Lakes come to an Arrogant Bastard.

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Photo of jampics2
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap in the downstairs pub during the Bungals, err, Bengals loss to the J-E-T-S JETS!

Cloudy copper, small head. Looks nice.

Smell of sweet malt, honey, Super Golden Crisp (tm).

Taste is quite good IMO. A tad cloying, and, sure, this is really sweet, but there's a nice honey and graham cracker taste. No alcohol noticable at all. This tastes a bit like the base beer to the old X-Mas ale w/o all the ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Mouthfeel was good. Great carb like all Great Lakes beers. Heavy density.

Grading on a curve (since this is a 9%+), I think this was very drinkable. I would order another one, I liked this - good one Luke!

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Tempus Fugit Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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