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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep Amber red color, with a fragrant malt aroma. Flavorful notes of rich caramelized malt and noble hop flavors harmonize on the palate leading to a crisp clean finish. Named after one of Clevelands most respected safety directors, who frequented the brewpubs bar during his tenure from 1935-1941 and, according to popular legend, was responsible for the bullet holes still evident today.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [draft - 10th Annual PA Microbrewers Fest, Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Had to do a little research to find out exactly which Great Lakes Brewing beer I had. Poured a nice amber color with a thin and fizzy white head. Thick and chewy roasted aroma with a nice caramelly malt hint. Strong malt flavor with a good sweet touch of that caramel that I caught in the aroma. The sweet malts give way to a nice roasted finish with a clean aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1475) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Another in the line of "what the hell happened to my damn notes??" - that I can fairly clearly remember it attests to the quality of this fine brew. Superb roasty, toasty malt and excellent accompaniment in the bitterness. Me want more.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Got a bottle from civforprez. Pours a dark amber with very little head. The light aroma made me think of cheddar cheese. This has a thin body with a flour-y mouthfeel. The taste is slightly bitter with a cheesy finish. This is more interesting than most ambers.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Pours red with no head. There is a noticeable amount of yeast in the aroma, not much else. Flavor is of malt and barley, with a sweet finish. Disappointing compared to other Great Lakes lagers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3565) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Pretty, clear mahogany with a yellow khaki head that builds up nicely but fades quickly. Toasted malty aroma is followed by a lightly sweet toast flavor with a bit of bright hop bitterness in the finish. Great Lakes really excels with its lagers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 4, 2004
beautiful clear dull red color with a frothy off white thick but average sized head, beautiful. Light cereal aroma, a bit of carmel, very light chocolate nose too. Sweet and malty above all, light toasted grain. very drinkable, great body, light black mlats too. all around good

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 Deep, vaguely hazy reddish-copper, with a thin, nicely firmed lasting head. Great nose, very malty with lots of caramel, also a bit sweet. Wonderful flavor, simply huge malts, nicely caramel-sweet with butterscotch and maybe a slight bit of apple tartness. Palate is the best part, very sticky and full. Great, great stuff, currently voted in as the best lager Ive ever had. I would bathe in this on a daily basis had I that option.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
A sharp, well-rounded malt fest, with dark brown sugar, toast, biscuits, maybe some caramel. Slighty woody, herbal hop overtones. Smooth, firm mouthfeel. Great sandwich beer. Thanks to cb and TAR for a great night out!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Bright copper color with slight reddish tint, medium white head that dissipated quickly. Sweetish malty aroma, hints of pine. Rich and malty, dark and sweet, like eating a loaf of bread. Ever so slightly roasted, tobacco, buttery smooth. Lingering bread finish, little bit metallic. Very well balanced. Delicious! Great Lakes brings the lager to the US.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2004
Light amber color with an off white head. Aroma is carmel and malty. Malty flavor profile with a thicker palate. Slight clove taste which detracts, but overall a good beer.


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