Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter has arrived!

Winter has arrived, and what better way to kick it off than with a Great Lakes Brewery Winter Ale.
The strong 6.2% doesn't come through in the flavour, which is a trait that I've found a lot with Great Lakes - they know what they're doing over there.

The orange peel and spices bring out a combination of flavours that start with a warming ale, turn into a chocolaty stout, has hints of a spiced brown, then ends with a smooth, clean, but still very warm finish.

It's spiced, full bodied, and perfectly carbonated. Pick it up for your first sit-down by the fire or when you're feeling just about ready to start hibernating to sleep away the cold months. Mmmm.