Saturday, November 12, 2016

Great Lakes Christmas Ale Review

Name: Great Lakes Christmas Ale
Style: Winter Warmer
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 30

Well it's happened. They've finally unleashed the winter seasonals upon us. Rather than get sad, I've decided to embrace it because there are some beers here that I've actually been meaning to review for quite a while.

Which brings us to Great Lakes' Christmas Ale, a winter warmer that is made with spices and honey. I've had this on tap before and while I enjoyed it, I never got around to taking notes on this but I intend to change that right now.

Appearance - Fairly clear dark orange color with a high amount of visible carbonation. The head is quite thin and translucent but there's plenty of lacing left along the sides of the glass.

Aroma - Toffee malts and floral hops with some allspice & nutmeg notes with just a touch of honey sweetness.

Taste - Toffee malts and spices upfront with some mild roastiness in the middle. The back end of the palate consists of light honey notes with a slight toffee malt aftertaste.

Fairly standard for a winter warmer, but the spices and honey give it a nice spin. Overall, if you're looking for a good winter seasonal, this one will do just nicely!

Great Lakes Christmas Ale - 8/10

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