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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thb (830) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
Slightly hazy orange-gold colour. Not much head. Aromas orange (suprise!) and some bready malts. In the mouth it’s an odd, odd thing. Starts with some really sharp metallic/astringency with lots of bubbles. Once it starts to warm up in the mouth a bit it’s orange creamsicle through and through. Finish is a malty sweetness. Balancing the fruit and beer is always a challenge in something like this - I think this actually does a decent job of it. But the fruit just doesn’t really taste that good and the beer behind it is bland as can be. It’s a bad idea, reasonably well executed.

Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle, pours light head and light colour, the beer smells a light bit like malt a little bit like oranges, this beer really was quite nice. The orange taste was well balance and made for a very dirnkable beer

cfly_is_high (37) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
ooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllllyyyyyy

manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
650ml bottle. Pours a nice medium amber with a one finger off white head. Aroma was slightly funky with stale caramel malt and just a hint of orange. Flavour was much the same, caramel malt with old hops in the aftertaste. No orange at all in the taste. Decent carbonation. M’eh.

RSBC (1) - CANADA - AUG 16, 2010 does not count
Nice citrus taste. Surprised at taste. Didn’t think I’d like it but overall wasn’t bad.

pchiodo (27) - Barrie, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
I really enjoy this beer. I look the citrus aroma and flavour and think this is a great seasonal along with their pumkin ale. Great!

thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
A - Light orange A - Light orange with thin white head T - Light sweetness with medium bitter finish P - Medium body with lively carbonation O - Enjoyable, but forgetable

GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
Aroma:orange-peel and oxydation... Appearance:Clear orange-yellow,light head... Flavor:orange-peel,malt,light oxydation...

imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2010
650ml bottle pours clear yellow-orange. Dish-bubble like head vanishes moderately fast with some noticeable lacing on the glass. No distinguishable aromas however definitely pleasant. Moderate sweetness with the expected citrus notes perceived. Moderate bitterness extending right through to the light-medium finish.

Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
Poured from 650 ml bottle, deep amber with a thin, white head. Aroma of fish and I couldn’t discern any orange at all...very bitter with very few redeeming qualities at all, unless I received a bad batch....

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