Great Lakes Christmas Ale

Additional notes 06/22/24 (Pictured)

2023 Vintage. 16 years on … I don’t know if the recipe has evolved over the years, but I do get a lot more of the cinnamon, ginger and honey that are noted on this version of the beer. Definitely quite highly spiced/flavored


Updated Review 12/07

Thanks go out to nlmartin as part of Secret Santa 2007. Much lighter in color than some of the same style. Still seems slightly alcoholic for the style. Still tastes good, but a little odd.


Originial Review 11/06

Purchased as a single on a recent rip to Lexington, KY. 12 oz bottle. GREAT clarity with a copper color and a nicely formed, capped head. No lacing. Some decent legs.

Aroma is the typical spice with sweet alcohol notes. Taste is a tad more alcoholic than many of the style, but it still drinks with plenty of orange flavors. A little more tart (citrus peel) than other Christmas spiced ales.

Definitely of the genre and the style, but it has a characteristic and slightly different flavor. One of my favorite styles, this is a tiny bit too edgy for the style for me since I like more malt content and some bigger body. Having said that a nice beer.

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11/10/2006
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.45
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