liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2005
bottle. Deep golden color with moderate head. after trying other micro beers, this beer seems to have a mass-prod taste to it. taste doesn’t jump out, safe beer for lawnmower drinkers to try. I live in cleveland so it’s avail, but unless left at my house, i ain’t buyin it. entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
This beer has a nice cake aroma and flavor to it. Syrupy malts would like a stronger hops presence but I understand that not really the style. A fine offering from a brewery that never lets you down. Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Perfect golden pour with a rapidly dimenishing off white head. Very smooth going down with a nice amount of hops in the finish. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2005 Deep golden in color with a two-fingered, sustained head, this has a sweet, doughy aroma with a touch of caramel. It’s got a good balance between hops and sweet malt in the taste and a crisp, snappy hop finish. Another good brew from Great Lakes.gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2005
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This a extreamly engaging brew and my close proximety to cleveland guarentees fresh beer. The beer is think and heavy with good and has a very distinct dortmunder taste.
Lightman (1) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2005 does not count
This is a fantastic beer, best on tap. Served commonly around Cleveland, it’s one that I enjoy often. This and the Christmas Ale are my two favorite Great Lakes brews. Highly recommended. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 (draft, 5/27/06) Clear apple juice body topped by a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, peach. Taste is medium sweet, peach, some earthy, light spice. Light-medium body, light stickiness. (6/3/8/4/15)
cazort (567) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2005
(12oz bottle, 1/24/05) Clear amber body with white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, caramel, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some apple, light bitterness (grassy/earthy). Light-medium body, some crispness. I was not sure how to rate this -- it seems to have all the characteristics of a very good brew, but for some reason it did not much appeal to me. (6/3/6/3/12)
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Aroma distinctive, somewhat alcoholic. Taste, kind of interesting. Not bad at all, and I’d take it over most American micros. However, it’s not anywhere near close to the quality of the other beers that Great Lakes can produce. If you’re going to shell out enough money to buy their beers (which are pricey), you might as well get your money’s worth and buy something truly outstanding like the Burning River, Edmund Fitzgerald, or if you want a softer beer, the Locktender Lager or Conway’s Irish Ale. Another thing that’s a little strange about this brew...this is my opinion, but I swear it tastes exactly the same whether it’s on tap or in a bottle. Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Rich golden almost amber color with a moderate head and a lacing that left rings. Fresh yeasty spicy aroma with a citrus touch. Medium bodied and it seemed well hopped for the style with a bready almost toasty malt flavor and oh so drinkable. Finished smooth and lightly bittersweet with a hint of clove, just amazing stuff. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 Golden pour with white head. Very different beer, spicy with a very subtle hop and malt presence. Slight swet malts and noble hops are what this beer is.