Great Lakes Holy Moses | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by PhantomVodoo on 04-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
978
Reviews:
491
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
74
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass and a mug. The head in the mug was at least a good finger and a half more than what was in the pint glass. Other than that, here’s the rest. The appearance was a fairly decent light hazy golden yellow color. The head faded at a nice pace and allowed a decent speckled sort of lacing gracing the sides of both glasses. The smell had a yeasty/slightly bready aroma rolling over top of some light lemon and banana. The taste starts off bready but leads to a fairly decent lighter citrus lemon flavor. The aftertaste was about the same and lead to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat fairly light and yet still had a good carbonation for a witbier - harsh but not overly done. Overall, I say this was a fairly easy drinking beer - good for a witbier and more than definitely to have in the Summers.

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Photo of zkoehn
2.71/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GoGators
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft, shaker pint.

A: pours a slightly hazy gold with 1 finger white head that rapidly dissipates quickly. Excellent lacing.

S: clove phenols, mild orange peel. Sweet. Smells like you would expect a wit to, perhaps a touch on the sweet side. If there's coriander, I'm sure not getting it.

T: sweet arrival, malty, with lots of clove, cage spice, and mild orange phenolics. Love it. This really tastes like a Belgian take on a helles more than a wit. Malty.

M: solidly medium; carbonation lower than expected for the style.

O: Great Lakes never fails to disappoint. I wish they still bottled this. It is probably sweeter, maltiness, and less carbonated than appropriate for the style, but it is delicious, especially in those sunnier weeks of early spring when it really is not warm yet.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of udfan07
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this beer. The spices and coriander really stood out while I was drinking the beer. A very refreshing and drinkable beer and a nice style of beer.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of El_Jay
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Something happened to GLBC in the past couple of years and I can't exactly put my finger on it. The 'base' flavor of a lot of their beers was what I nicknamed to my friends the 'lake effect'. The base kind of had a harsh edge for almost all of their beers. It was as if it was brewed from unfiltered water from Lake Erie. No, it's not like drinking actual lake water- just a very clean and crisp feel to just about everything.

These days? Everything from them feels syrupy.

I expected this White Ale to come out like a lot of other witbiers: very wheaty. This has a syrupy feel that takes a lot away from the real flavor inside.

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Photo of Chrismulk22
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy By: 07/20/17

Pours a golden yellow hue hazed with bits of sediment and capped by a small, creamy white head. Spicy aromas of clove, peppercorn, tangy wheat, flowers, and a little coriander over a biscuity base. Flavor is more clove-heavy with dried flowers and just a touch of citrusy sweetness in the finish. Not bad, but the spiciness does prevent some of the other qualities from shining. Medium bodied and decently dry in the finish. Not bad, but there's much better sitting on the shelves if I'm in the mood for a Witbier.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brutalist
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zp6167a
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchanz99
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmaskell33
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Great Lakes Holy Moses from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 978 ratings.
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