Beer 255/365 – Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale

Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale

Style: Witbier

ABV: 5.4%

Purchased at: Coworker Tony gave me this.

What makes this beer different: Crisp citrus, coriander and spice flavors.

Will I be drinking this again: Yes this was really refreshing.

Grade: A-

7/21/2010: Anyone notice I’ve been drinking a lot of Great Lakes beer lately? It’s purely coincidental, but I do like their beer a lot. I feel like most of their beer is very well crafted, with no “duds” in the lineup to speak of. On that note they also don’t have anything I would consider spectacular. Overall they are very consistent at making beer that is true to their respective style.

Holy Moses has a very strong yeast character in the nose, with a clean smack of citrus. The flavor is perfectly balanced between citrus, spice, and coriander. Each respective flavor keeps the other in check like a 3 part yin yang. Mouthfeel is a bit on the heavy side for the style, but there is just enough carbonation to make this extremely refreshing. Holy Moses White Ale is one of my go -to brews if I am looking for something from Great Lakes Brewing.

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Beer 244/365 – Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager

Style: Dortmunder Gold

ABV: 5.80%

Purchased at: TGI Fridays – Sandusky OH

What makes this beer different: Very unimpressive looking, but a lot of clean crisp flavor.

Will I be drinking this again: Yes

Grade: A-

7/10/2010: I figured since I was spending the weekend in Ohio, I might as well continue drinking beer from the Buckeye state. Today the girlfriend and I decided to go to Soak Zone, and Cedar Point. Sixty bucks for both for the day, pricey but the coasters are worth it. Soak Zone though, just average. For the Pittsburgh readers lets just say sandcastle is just as good if not better.

The Dortmunder did not have a lot of smell to it, maybe a little bit of grain. First sip reminds me of a pilsener, but much more drinkable and a bit more malt. The one word I would use to describe this lager is balanced. Nice crisp hops, just enough sweet malt, and finishes off very dry. The dry finish makes this a great summer beer and very drinkable. If I wasn’t about to go ride a bunch of roller coasters, I would for sure get another pint.

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