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RATINGS: 557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A malty beer with a notable toasty flavor derived from lightly roasted malt. Slight fruit and hop accents add to the overall complexity. Available Mid-January to late March


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2006
Draught at Fitz’s Pub, Elmhurst, IL. Strong alcohol nose. Smells like an amber. Nothing out of the ordinary. Slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head and some lace. Initial mouthfeel is a little off. Tastes like Winters Bourbon Cask Ale (AB), but not as sweet. I expected more from Great Lakes, although I submit the possibility that draught craft brews don’t always move that well, and the beer I had may have been sitting in the lines.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Great Looking, but not great tasting Ale.... Great Lakes runs the gamut of quality in it’s brews, and this one is right in the middle of them. They have many better products to offer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2008
bottle. pours clear copper with whitehead. nose is extremely nutty with bready, toasted biscuit. flavor is slightly sour, why do i taste peanut butter? weird, and toasted biscuit, rotten fruit. this just isn’t fun to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Tom’s UGT Pt. 2.For some reason I didn’t write any notes for this one. I think you can tell from my numbers I wasn’t exactly enamoured with it...

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2009
12oz - Nice tan head, copper colored liquid, malty bread nose. On the sip malt strength. Nice to this point, and then it all goes wrong. Nasty sweet cabbage funk follows. Another miss from Great Lakes for this taster.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
A dark amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity butterscotch, a bit muskey. In mouth, a boring ale with light hops, caramel malts, watery and non-descript. Tasted at CNY brewfest, Feb. 6 2010.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap. Slight biscuit nose. Malty palate with trace hops. Flavor dissipated quickly. Its ok nothing special

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3339) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and bread, light roastiness and faint hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavour, some caramel and bread, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light bread, light roastiness and faint hoppyness. Caramel sweetish ale - way too sweet for me.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Panzuriel (1384) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Middle of the road red ale. decent malt. Nice color and head. Neutral aroma. Just an okay, non descript brew.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Poured hazy amber orange with a thin dense off white head...smell is fruity and sweet roasty nuts...taste is disappointing...sour grain and cloying sweetness...


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