Great Lakes Brewery Orange Peel Ale

Formerly brewed at Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Fruit Beer
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
In our quest to bring you the most flavourful and unique beers possible, we are proud to release this tasty spring beer. Handcrafted with five specialty malts and five varieties of hops, along with just a touch of honey, we added heaps of fresh oranges and peels into the boil. A little different, you say? We sure hope so. Orange Peel Ale balances the unique flavour of oranges with generous amounts of hops to achieve a slightly fruity and refreshing taste. We are proud to offer this limited edition beer as we celebrate our 20th anniversary of brewing excellence.

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AleRider78 (1386) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
Pours an average size off-white foamy head that dissipates slightly to a thin layer and leaves a ring around inside. Nice dirty lacing. Has a pale golden appearance. Aromas of wheats, malts, barley with herbal and weak citrus hops. Flavours are of oranges most definitely, along with notes of honey, barley. A bit yeasty, some grainy malts, resin and citrus hops. Has that sort of citrus tang, but fairly mild. Light bodied with a nice puckering mouthfeel, light creaminess and slightly sweet. Weak carbonation. Pretty good, easy to drink.

Quevillon (3143) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
650 ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Hawkesbury (Ontario) on June 6, 2013. Honey orange, small head. Light aroma of malted barley with a touch of orange. The taste is quite the same, but very dry, it’s like eating dried oranges, and an unpleasant finish bitter barley. Not for orange lover!

Papillon (416) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
650 mL Bottle. Gold body with a foamy-rocky white head settling to a thin but tenacious layer leaving stringy lace. Oranges and orange peel are noticeable in the aroma along with light sweet malts, floral and earthy notes, and tangy hops. Orange peels make their presence in the flavor along with light sweet malts, citrus aftertaste, and an orange peel finish that gives it an astringent character. Nothing super sensational but different in its own interesting way.

Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a clear, light amber colour with a short head. The nose is impressively fresh oranges with some grainy notes but not much else. The flavour really leaves a bit to be desired. The orange, hops and malt just don’t jive properly together.

ads135 (4873) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Not a particularly exceptional fruit beer. The orange peel comes across as astringent, not sweet, with very little aroma. Picked this up in Toronto in 2013.

hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Blahh..Pretty gross..Pours a cloudy amber color..notes of synthetic orange..Nothing worth trying here!!

mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours light clear orange. Solid head. Aroma of fake orange and malt. Taste is sweet sticky caramel.

Freaky_tiki (1305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
I like when citrus mingles with my liqour so why not in my beer? Two finger foam cap that descends into lake-like valley. Nothing much on the nose & subtle on the mouth. Got a bit of that funky skunky mud water after taste that so many southern Ontario brewers can’t seem to shake.

RicherPhoto (5) - Val Caron, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013 does not count
Poured clear golden, nice small clean head. A small distinct citrus aroma. Not overbearing smell. Aeroma matches clean look. Taste is a bit of a disapointment as i was expecting a slightly stronger taste. Was a bit too weak. Beer might have been too cold. Overall, will drink this again!

djjodskins (28) - CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Nasty artificial orange flavoring aroma, weak bodied, flavorless specialty ale. Not worth 4.95$ for a bomber. Don’t waste your time.

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