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Great Lakes Brewery Winter Ale

Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Inspired by the long, cold and seemingly endless Canadian winter, our 6.2% alcohol Winter Ale is a true winter warmer. Handcrafted with specialty hops and malts, combined with generous amounts of cinnamon, honey, ginger and orange peel, this unique beer is brimming with flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (685) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a very large creamy, beige looking head. Has a dark amber/brown colour, very rusty look. Good balance of malts and hops aromas. Some yeast is noticeable and a hint of vanilla. Pretty good lacing. Mouthfeel is slightly watery but a bit creamy at first. Flavours are somewhat bitter with some spices. Faint hops, much more malty taste. Some roasted coffee notes, a hint of caramel. Obtained as a stocking stuffer. How great is that?! :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (322) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
750ml bottle, pours dark amber with a light tanned head.  Aromas of malts and spices.  Tastes of roasted nuts and a mild sweet eat caramel with a medium body. A great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
QcBeer (136) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Arome d’épice et de caramel. Couleur ambré avec de minuscules particules de lies, une mousse fine collant au verre. Goût de miel gingembre et de malt caramelisé! Un arrière goût qui ne perdure pas trop longtemps dans des notes légèrement épicés et mielleux!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1231) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2015
0.75 bottle. Clear, brown color and a small, off-white head. Aroma of malts, spices, a tad of licorice, some nuts, and delicate hints of alcohol. Sweet taste of spices, malts, caramel, and cinnamon. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is even spicier, really Christmas-y. Overall a mediocre beer, nothing unexpected given the usual quality of spiced, Christmas brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Great Lakes Brewing Winter Ale ].
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, spices, dusty, big time cinnamon, ginger, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, spiy, dusty, cinnamon, ginger, honey sweet ! Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150513]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Cobriza oscura, con dos dedos de espuma beige. Notas de canela en el aroma, junto con piel de naranja y malta. Sabor especiado, mucha canela y algo de clavo, dentro de un predominante tono dulce de malta tostada y caramelo. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Bien balanceada con un final más amargo. Ligera.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1885) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2015
Kobbe klar skum hvid råhvid Anis larkis ingefær appelsin kanel honning Bitter lidt sød meget Tør livlig @f1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twistedtxb (89) - - MAR 7, 2015
Bouteille de 750 ml. Belle couleur sirop d’érable. Arôme caramel tout juste assez bien dosée. En bouche c’est cannelle épicée, ensuite mielleuse avec une belle finale sèche. Belle découverte!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear copper colour with medium brownish head. Aroma is caramel, floral. Taste is herbal, malts, chocolate, cinnamon. Decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beffrey2 (36) - Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Solid winter ale. Kind of reminds me of a Belgian ale. Nice after taste of what seems to be cinnamon. I would drink this again.

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