Holy Moses White Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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3.79/5
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Holy Moses White AleHoly Moses White Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Summer

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Added by PhantomVodoo on 04-06-2003

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Ranking:
#21,309
Reviews:
503
Ratings:
1,030
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
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56
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Photo of peritectoid
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lfeinauer
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Because my copy is a month past its Best By date, I'm drinking an ale that is slightly not-as-good as most other ratings.
However, this wit's blandness does not mean it is not well-crafted; sometimes requiring skill in this difficult and subtle style.

Looks are average. But Smells offer the common wit aromas, plus some banana. Tastes follow, but the fruitiness and spices and malts all play nicely, balanced and nothing tries to over-assert itself. Yet it is still refreshing. As a wheat beer, the mouth is soft.

Glad I Had it, but probably won't again.

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Photo of John-Richey
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kinmundy77
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Michelleroo
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really, really liked this! Easy going down...like 3-4 easy in one sitting...
Smelled really good...I knew it was going to be a winner just based on my sniffer. I'm stocking up!

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mcmexface
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Turbid pinkish orange body with a coarse pinkish head that fades, leaving minute lace. The nose gives a burst of raspberry and flowers, sweetness, spice, and mild wheat. The taste is nicely beer-y, with wheat and clove, nutmeg (white ale) with a hearty, assertive, but not over-the-top helping of delicious raspberry. Off-dry. Slight powderiness. The body is light, with sharp carbonation.
This is the most assertive but balanced fruit beer I think I've ever had. Raspberries are predominant throughout, but there is plenty of uncontested beer flavor to ground it. Wonderful, will be returning.
Oh, but please filter this shit. Looks gross as-is. Thanks.

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Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly cloudy golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Wheat/grains and spice. Light yeast, citrus, and banana.

T.F: Follows the nose. Grains and wheat... lemony citrus, coriander/spice, and faint banana. Crisp and clean... refreshing. Light bodied and well carbonated.

O: A pretty outstanding Witbier. Not my favorite style and a hard one to make exciting, but this is one of the better ones I've had in awhile. Good stuff.

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Photo of znskeba
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LennyBound
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is hazy straw gold, great dense looking brew; head is brighter white with fine to small bubbles, presenting at least 1/2 inch thick and then dissipating to a thin, solid top.

Smell is quite pleasant - nice breadiness, then some light to moderate spice with clove, banana, maybe some allspice, light floral chamomile.

Taste follows aroma with bread and wheat, light toast, then some yeast and yeast based flavors of spice, clove, banana, light chamomile.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, light lingering sweetness, then a quite sharp dry finish that lingers on the tongue.

Overall a quite good american Witbier with great aroma and flavor but just bit of lingering dry presence.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. best by 7/23/18, so about a month inside the line here.

hazy yellow body with a lot on small floating particulates (unfiltered beer) small head leaves good lacing initially.

pleasing faint aroma of oranges.

a very refreshing drink. orange peel comes through, but not heavily citrus. camomile is faint, and coriander is hard to detect, but the drink doesn't lose much for it.

a little on the thin side on the mouth, slightly watery on the finish.

overall, a nice easy drinking refreshing beer for the summer months. slammable. mild and tasty at the same time.

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Photo of VABA
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a nice clear golden color
A-Aroma has nice spices and chamomile hints
T-The taste follows the nose with spices and chamomile flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A well made beer

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.71/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pete9094
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trboley
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nodder
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WadeBridgman
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Determined419
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Holy Moses White Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,030 ratings