RateBeer
Home >

Great Lakes Brewing X Amsterdam Ezra

overall
95
92
style
Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Saison
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A collaboration between Great Lakes and Amsterdam, this beer was aged in Spirit Tree cider barrels.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (110) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
650 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear amber, then cloudy when the yeast is poured in. White thinnish head. Pouring in the yeast gives this a serious flavour boost. On the nose I get sweet herbal notes with some funkiness, apples and pears. Same goes for the taste. I get the cider juicy/sweetness balanced will with the yeasty esters. Slightly tart finish. These guys should to more collaborations. June 2014 bottling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Light wheaty base, with lemony citrus, apple, some faint musty acidity, and some faint fruity sweetness. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (171) - - AUG 8, 2014
A bomber from the LCBO. Pours a semi-transparent straw colour. Very thin white head rapidly dissipating. Aromas are of light citrus and white wine. Tastes are peach, pineapple and more white wine. Overall, having been aged in cider barrels, they’ve had a positive effect on this one, making it a kind of marriage between beer and white wine. Quite delicious and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle (650 ml). From Marcus, thanks! Almost clear golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is quite interesting with a nice cider presence, grains, nice frutiness and light spiciness. Taste is quite fruity with a nice cider presence, grains and light spiciness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Quite tasty and easy drinking. The Cider really add a nice layer of complexity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4144) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft - Sweet fruity esters. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet fruity esters with some residual sugars. Not a big fan.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with light spicy yeast and the cider barrel notes are subtle but still distinguishable. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt notes with some peppery yeast notes and some cider barrel notes are also distinguishable. Body is about a average with good carbonation. Very enjoyable if maybe a tad too sweet for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1297) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Nice beer! Bottle from lcbo. Pours clear golden some bubbly head with limited lacing. Nose is very cider some wine. Flavours of cider, some dough, some cereal, some lemon. Taste light sweet very light bitter and light tart. Fullish body with lively carbonation, nice dry finish. Solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
650mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very farmhousey, with brett and traditional saison yeast. Flavour brings out very complex yeasts, light funk, and a little floral notes. Highly complex and yeasty in the best way possible. Elegant Canadian saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1281) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to wilco, thanks a lot sir! Pours an almost clear golden with a thin white head that leaves OK lacing. Nose is fruity, floral and a little vinous. Taste is dry and not really bitter (or at least minimally so). Flavors are fruity again with some nice doughy/grainy presence. It is also spicy like any good saison. It is not quite tart but it is a little acid and cidery. Body is almost medium and carbonation quite sustained but not "botheringly" so, just makes it a lot more drinkable. Mouthfeel is juicy. Color me impressed overall, I expected it to be a whole lot weirder and it is in fact really nice and juicy!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (350) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy light amber with a small white head that fades slowly. Nose is wheat, apple, banana and lemon with a light spice. Lightly sweet malt start with some lightly tart apple in the middle .The finish brings out some pepper and woodiness. Mouth is medium light with average carbonation and a lingering tart finish. Cider adds a nice bit of character.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50