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Great Lakes Green Tea Ale
- Great Lakes Brewery
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Great Lakes Brewery
Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer
In our pursuit to bring you the most flavourful and unique beers possible, we are proud to release this tasty spring ale. Handcrafted with specialty malts and hops, we added carefully selected Organic Gunpowder Green Tea and fresh Ontario grown ginseng directly into the brew. Like green leaves sprouting, this beer boasts a refreshing and slightly herbal flavour that pairs well with lobster, pad thai, spring rolls or sesame chicken.
(Beer added by: Viggo on 03-04-2009)
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from the new 22 oz bottle offering of this, I've had it on tap before. Too bad their beer isn't as good as their labeling.
Pours a clear light orange, some amber/golden hues, thin and fizzy white head forms, big bubbles, quickly settles down to a very thin ring and layer around the glass, some decent chunks of lacing stick to the glass. Smell is strange, some sweet maltiness, caramel and grains, dry herbal ginseng spiciness, a bit of matcha like green tea quality, some fruitiness near the end, pears and apricots, slightly interesting aroma. Taste is neat, lots of tea character, bitter and herbal grains and tea quality, touch of vanilla, vegetal, wheat, some light sweetness like orange peel, very dry and some solid bitterness in the finish, like a strong cup of green tea. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, some warmth going down which doesn't sit right when it's a 4.2% beer. Decent beer, not very interesting though. I give Great Lakes credit for doing some unique beers, but that doesn't mean much to me if they aren't done well.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2009 00:42:21 |
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
On tap at the Only...
Pours a moderately lighter-than-expected color into the pint glass...maybe almost a bleached Dunkel...Carbonation is solid; maybe just about a 3/4-finger head. Lacing is moderate as is retention.
There are light malts along with a pretty prominent green tea aroma. Hop profile has a little woody pine to it. Malts are light...not terribly roasted...almost a bit raw and boiled, but that's not a bad thing. A tad stewy though, which gets into the whole silage deal.
Taste profile blends the raw-ish malt with the green tea and goes pretty well. Not overpowering by any means - there's a little synergy going on to enhance the experience. Finish is relatively clean.
After a while the tea texture starts to linger on the roof of your mouth - it's fresh but may get to be a bit much on the palate feel. The remaining components work decently and drink rather lightly, with only minimal aftertaste on the relatively crisp finish.
This drinks adequately well for the first 1/2 pint but slows down a bit with a little warmth and time. I may sample another pint given the chance - an interesting concoction to say the least, but nothing setting the world ablaze.
Serving type: on-tap
05-20-2009 12:37:47 |
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