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Mar 13, 2009 03:48 PM

great lakes tea ale

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?

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  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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

          this one is pretty broadly distributed, go to then click on the product name, then use the store inventory area to see which stores have it.

        2. 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. re: Notorious P.I.G.

              And red (rooibos) is the new green!