Great Lakes Winter Ale

Winter Ale from Great Lakes Brewery in Etobicoke, Ontario

Great Lakes Winter Ale

Winter Ale from Great Lakes Brewery

Wow, this is a big malt spice bomb of a beer!

Winter ales are often darker, maltier and spicier. Reminiscent of some mulled wines at times. This one from Great Lakes doesn’t hit mulled wine levels, as it’s lighter in alcohol, but it smells just as great.

Cinnamon and dark, chunky dried fruits come to mind, almost a bitter pine and sap aroma. But when tasting it is more malty sweet than the spicy aroma would have you believe.

Somehow spicy, malty and sweet all at once it does a very nice job of soothing the palate. Great beer for a cold winter night.


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