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Great Lakes Brewing Green Tea Ale

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Formerly brewed at Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer brewed with Organic Green Tea and ginseng.

In our pursuit to bring you the most flavourful and unique beers possible, we are proud to release this tasty spring ale. Handcrafted with specialty malts and hops, we added carefully selected Organic Gunpowder Green Tea and fresh Ontario grown ginseng directly into the brew. Like green leaves sprouting, this beer boasts a refreshing and slightly herbal flavour that pairs well with lobster, pad thai, spring rolls or sesame chicken. Available only for a limited time.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of caramel and fruity hops. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle @ Pub Italia in Ottawa, Ontario. Light sweet beer, some soft hops and honey. Very sessionable, unique.. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011

Bottle 650ml.

[ As Great Lakes Brewing Project X (green foil) ].
Unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, moderate hoppy, pine, orange - citrus, hop butter notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peel bitter bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle, 65cl, courtesy of Enjoyit. A hazy, golden beer with a small, off-white head. IPA-like aroma with pinecones and some lemon peel. Malty sweetness. The flavor is quite bitter and hoppy with citrus peel and grapefruit. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Lasting, bitter finish with grapefruit and citrus peel. A quite nice one. Canít really say I found the tea and ginseng in this one. 110129

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Pours a hazy amber with a lasting rocky white head. Smells of citrus, caramel, some citrussy splashes. Tastes of tea, grassy, dry malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Very grassy and bitter. Punchy hoppy nose and flavor. Dry, crisp and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
650 mL Bottle. yellow-gold body with a rocky white head settling to a thin film leaving stringy lace. Aroma of grains, sweet light malt, bread, yeast, and herbs. Green tea does accompany the light sweet malts, herbal notes, and not-too-imposing hops in the flavor. There is a clean herbal finish that gives it a refreshing character. Its relatively light octane makes it a good summertime beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1577) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2010
Rerating after last yearís diacetyl-laced samples. Bottle: fresh from brewery. Pours a light protein hazed light gold ale in the glass. A 2 finger frothy cap laces well. Aroma is demure light fruity tones over sweet grains and grassiness...delicate pale ale aroma with gree tea leafy aromas. Light bodied, gritty mouth feel. Dulcet biscuit malts mingle with pear and herbal hops up front, finish is clean, puckering tart with the green tea and hops joining forces. Very refreshing, dry, quenching clean tasting ale. Great for plus 30 weather.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Unclear brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of grass, hops, fresh, sweets - butter?, grapefruit and pines. A flavor of grass, grapefruit, bitter, sweets and fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
Wow, Iím actually pretty happy with this beer. Pours a light hazy honey colour with a thin white cap. The aroma is straight up green tea, with some lighter notes of mint, bread, and something else...maybe boiled vegetable. The flavour is a pretty good reflection of that, light bodied, green tea is the baseline flavour with a touch of mint, and a grainy bread like flavour. I see most people feel that the green tea is a small player in terms of the profile of this beer, I feel otherwise, I think itís really what makes this an interesting brew. Maybe I just got a really fresh bottle or something.


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