It's December 1, everyone, and you know what that means! We're half-way through our annual celebration of our Lord and Savior Jesus H. Christ. (What does the H. stand for? Does anyone know? Has anyone seen the birth certificate?)
So, let's drink a Christmas Ale, and let's let it be from Great Lakes Brewing of Cleveland, Ohio.
Great Lakes Christmas Ale, An Ale with Spices and Honey.
Clear, amber-hued, short-lived off-white head.
Aroma: little bit fruity (cherry-apple), little bit spicy, little bit tart. Big ginger. Interesting. Bread-y malt flavors come through, too.
In the mouth: Here we go: ginger-y, fruit-y, and honey-sweet. Nicely spice. Medium bodied. Not hard to drink at all. In fact, it is a good beer, and you can drink it. Feels a little warm and slightly boozy, but not by much. I'm going to finish this bottle easily, and I wouldn't not reject (though I do not have) another.