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Great Lakes Holy Moses | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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3.79/5
Very Good
980 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#16,580
Reviews:
491
Ratings:
980
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
75
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 980 |  Reviews: 491
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, enjoy by date 07/31/2015 printed on the label. Another new one to me from Great Lakes, acquired as part of the Spring variety pack.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a coppery orange body. One finger of light airy foamy white head that doesn't stay long. Lots of big sediment in the glass. Looks very nice, I do enjoy some sediment in my beer.

S - The aroma is pretty bland. A bit of grainy wheat, with some traditional clove spice. Boring, to say the least.

T - Taste is the same: grainy & wheaty. Some subtle citrusy orange zest, and traditional clove spicing.

M - Smooth & crisp. Dry finish. Carbonation a tad low. Medium-fullness. Not quenching.

Overall, a traditional wit that might better appease hardcore fans of the style. Not for me, I definitely need more innovation in my wit.

Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale -----3.5/5

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Photo of jgreenward
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ssippisam
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of avitallo
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moondoggy68
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bshaw22
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this chilled from the bottle in a tumbler.

The color is a very lightly hazed golden with thick smooth white head with fine bead. The smell is lightly yeasty with slight toasted wheat aroma with a mild floral accent and gentle peppery scent. The feel is medium carbonation with slight creaminess from the yeast with wheat sweetness and spice in the middle with a light body and mostly dry finish with lingering pepper in the back.

The taste is very good with wheat dominant and sweet cereal quality with light toasted grain and mild floral element with a peppery spice mid palate with slight blend of orange and coriander iwth some mild alcohol in the end. The spice taste increases as it warms with slight citrus tanginess and gentle toasted taste to balance with spice lingering after the swallow. The overall effect has mild yeast character with enough to tell it is a wit with good drinkability and refreshment of a wheat beer.

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Photo of mpolewan
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mousebeer
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of tclipse
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Risenhower
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nstygles
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden brew, some haziness, a moderate white head, and a mild lacing.

S - Barnyard, and more than a few vegetable notes, a hint of cabbage, as well as sour fermented grains. But the nose is also apple and pear fruit notes.

T - Fortunately, the only element of the nose to follow through in the taste is the apple and pear notes, which couple with strong spicing elements that evoke white pepper, cardamom and allspice. The close leaves a subtle sweetness on the tongue.

M - A bit of brisk carbonation. Light and easy, but with a slight coating that lingers.

O - The nose is a bit worrying, but the taste is decent and the feel generally works. Pleasant taste and feel, but not compelling. Not a beer I'd seek again, but one I'd drink if it were available.

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Photo of mwar
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torwart94
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz, Enjoy by 07/31/15
A - clouded golden body with yeast particulate suspended throughout; very thin white head
S - nose is spicy and floral with lemon, grass, and yeast
T - very floral, spicy, peppery, lemon juice and zest, yeast
M - smooth, medium body with a peppery finish
O - not a favorite of mine. I had this years ago and was intrigued when it came back in the spring mixed 12pack this year, but I won't buy it again. I find the chamomile to be rather off-putting making it too floral and perfumey in my opinion.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great Lakes Holy Moses from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 980 ratings
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