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Old 11-14-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Great Lakes christmas ale

Just had my first one this year. I'm not sure if its me or the beer, but it tastes kind of meh. Maybe I'm just drinking too much great beer lately.

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Old 11-14-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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overrated....overrated....overrated...

Its a way overrated Xmas Ale that people like to hoard in Ohio... no idea why

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Old 11-14-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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To each their own. I had one just a couple days ago, and it was quite good. This year's seems at least up to par with the usual, if not a bit better. The spicing is a bit more subdued than in past years, which I like.

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Old 11-14-2011, 11:45 PM   #4
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To each their own. I had one just a couple days ago, and it was quite good. This year's seems at least up to par with the usual, if not a bit better. The spicing is a bit more subdued than in past years, which I like.
Maybe I will have to give it another go.. the past few years it was just a Xmas spice bomb lol... There are soooo many good Winter Warmers / holiday beers to be messing with average ones.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:48 AM   #5
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Whelp in my opinion it does not get much better than GLBC xmas ale, as far as winter seasonals go. I find a lot, if not most, other non spiced winter beers kind of mundane. They usually end being just another beer with higher alcohol content, IMO.

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Old 11-15-2011, 01:50 AM   #6
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Go with the original. 12 Dogs of Christmas.

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Old 11-15-2011, 01:57 AM   #7
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Glad i got the nosferatu then,havent tried it yet.I have limited availibility to get it and i almost got it,ehh i probably would have got the pale or amber before getting that yet anyway, but the commodore pery ipa was worth it.

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Old 11-15-2011, 02:30 AM   #8
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Burning River Pale is still one of my favorite beers....think I need make a beer run

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Old 11-15-2011, 02:35 AM   #9
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Damn,i always underestimate pale ales, now i gotta get it,i was debateting that one as well, Damn the selections,damn them. I always hated decisions....

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Old 11-15-2011, 02:42 AM   #10
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I think its gotten a little out of hand with the spices in the last 3-4 years. This year's batch is really cinnamony. I just had a Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas and it was great. The spices were very well balanced. I heard a rumor that the brewer there was affiliated with Great Lakes and had a hand in the creation of GL christmas ale.

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