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great lakes brewery...green tea ale

domesticgodess Mar 13, 2009 03:48 PM

Went to the great lakes brewery release party last nite for the launch of their green tea ale.
Its delicious...very drinkable, very smooth, very refreshing, and I will be going to my local lcbo to grab a few cases shortly.
Has anyone else tried it?

  1. Notorious P.I.G. Mar 14, 2009 04:47 PM

    Green Tea is the new black.

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    1. re: Notorious P.I.G.
      tjr Mar 14, 2009 07:35 PM

      And red (rooibos) is the new green!

    2. c
      c_snapper Mar 14, 2009 04:25 PM

      had a half pint at the rebel house the other night. it was pretty good. i agree with everyone about it's mild flavor, and yes it is VERY drinkable.

      1. duckdown Mar 14, 2009 02:43 PM

        I don't think they sell this at my local LCBO's... Someone else was reccomending another Great Lakes Brewery beer before, but I couldn't find it... strange

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        1. re: duckdown
          maple99 Mar 15, 2009 07:58 AM

          this one is pretty broadly distributed, go to http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/ProductR... then click on the product name, then use the store inventory area to see which stores have it.

        2. m
          maple99 Mar 14, 2009 07:25 AM

          I've had two in the bottle. I thought it was just OK, because I prefer stronger flavours. It was crisp and light with a faint herb-y taste. Certainly worth a try. Nothing wrong with it, and it is good to support local suppliers who are trying to be creative. If you like lighter tasting beers then this is a fine example.

          1. Non Doctor Mar 13, 2009 07:32 PM

            I was pleasantly surprised by this beer, a little lighter than Great Lakes other seasonal brews, and the green tea element is actually quite reserved... the ginger component really only coming through on the back of the palate.

            Being a wine bar, we don't usually offer that many beers, but this one really stood out for me, so I purchased a few cases.

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