Great Lakes Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager | Great Lakes Brewery

Great Lakes Red Leaf Smooth Red LagerGreat Lakes Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager
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Great Lakes Red Leaf Smooth Red LagerGreat Lakes Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hints of caramel, nuts and toasted malt result in a fully flavoured yet deceptively smooth lager. A well balanced body makes it a perfect year-round beer. Red Leaf is an ideal match with burgers, stews, sandwiches and similar selections. 5% alcohol by volume.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-23-2004

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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 28
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3.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kinguy
2.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mack
3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveBar
3.79/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the brewery for just around $2.25 or so for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that is gone in a minute or so. Medium brown colour and filtered clear

S- Lots of malt. Touch metallic

T- Caramel and malt. Very nice overall though. Low on the hops but that's ok. Different style and has a body to it that is balanced and super refreshing. Like the malt base a lot.

M- Crisp but very mass produced north American style.

O- I like this one. Has a balance to it that keeps this brew a winner in my eye. Just enjoyable and will buy a few for the hell of it. Nice break and a decent price

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with..... Meat loaf. I like it with low filler and mucho ground beef. Recipe can be given if you message me.


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Photo of beersareonme
3.58/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Sammy's in Brantford ON. It's a good pint, nothing too complex or new-aged. Just a decent red lager. I can definitely say that you can tell that it is "fresh". Makes a big difference! Cheers

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Photo of Simon212
3.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of funkengruven
3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Another can from my last LCBO trip, This one poured a dark brown/ruby with some slight white head which I suppose makes sense since it is a "Red" lager. Smell is very faintly of sweet malt, not a whole lot in the nose here. Taste is very light with a hint of sweetness in the finish but the hop profile is a little weak. Mouthfeel is nice and clean, this would go well with food s the flavor isn't overpowering, would also serve as a good "Lawnmower" beer on a hot day.

Overall it isn't bad. I'd get it again if it were on sale.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SebD
3.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice clear amber color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted and grainy malts, caramel and a light nuttiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet caramel, roasted and grainy malts, some nuts and a faint fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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Great Lakes Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager from Great Lakes Brewery
Beer rating: 5.1% out of 100 with 59 ratings
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