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Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering Pelican Black Lager

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The summer of 2013 introduced the city of Cleveland to a unique and rare visitor. A Brown Pelican, usually found in Florida and other Gulf states, wandered north to vacation on Ohio’s Lake Erie coast. Swapping saltwater for fresh, feeding on shad instead of mullet, this welcome stranger made Lake Erie his home for several months and became an unlikely local celebrity. This dark lager honors our courageous friend who traveled off the beaten path to find his home.

Dark and toasty with rich, robust malt flavors, Wandering Pelican Black Lager is brewed with proprietary lager yeast and balanced with a blend of crisp, floral American hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5414) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle shared on the beer bus, RBWG
Clear brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and floral. Flavors of toasted malts and bready
Good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2430) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Light-medium body with light carbonatiLovely dark but clear mahogany body with a decent tan head. Very lightly sweet upfront. Good balance. More dark roasted grain flavor than expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (4514) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle on RBWG. Pours a dark amber with a small beige head. The aroma is bready malt, chocolate, smoke. Similar flavor with nice roast. Lingering dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2361) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle on the RBWG bus thanks to homer321. Nose is moderately coffee and dark chocolate. Dark brown in color. Taste is mostly chocolate with a residual sweetness to it. A light chocolate finish with a bit of alcohol Warming into the ears.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Aromas of toast, some smoke, woodsy. Dark brown-black with a somewhat lasting tan head. Dry, smoky, earthy. Medium-full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On tap, pours a very dark brown with a light brown head and lots of lacing, the aroma has a good chocolate touch with a little bit of smoke that comes through too, the flavor has lots of chocolate at first with a hint of coffee and vanilla in the finish, creamy mouthfeel, nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14144) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Draft. Pretty much black, tan head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of roasty spiced toasted brown bread dipped in coffee. Taste has dark fruit, roast, peppery spice, coffee. Chewy mouthfeel. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6524) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. medium bodied black pour, roasted malts, touch of chocolate, mild to medium bitterness. decent schwarz

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1559) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Barcade.
Appearance: Black body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Light aroma, milky with hints of caramel and chocolate.
Taste: Creamy flavor, hints of chocolate, roast and caramel. Nothing is prominent, rather all the flavors are integrated nicely into the creamy body.
Palate: Creamy and full-bodied, nitro like.
Overall: This is a beer not huge on flavor or aroma, but beautifully blending the nuances together.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6216) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
Draft - Light roast and toast. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Toasted malts and some brine notes with a sweetness in the finish. The brine is a bit off for me.


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