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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Holy Moses White Ale

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Holy Moses White Ale

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Bright golden yellow color. Citrusy, savory aromas and flavors of quesadillas, lemon pepper bread, dried banana, and five spice with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length orange banana soufflé, lightly spiced nuts, and watercress and sprouts finish. A very tasty, refreshing, not too spicy witbier for summer crushing.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: quesadillas, lemon pepper bread, dried banana, and five spice
Taste Flavor: orange banana soufflé, lightly spiced nuts, and watercress and sprouts
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, Lemon Cheesecake, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty, refreshing, not too spicy witbier for summer crushing.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The Producer
2516 Market St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
USA
1 216-771-4404

Their Portfolio

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93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Eliot Ness Amber Lager 6.1% (USA)
91 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Commodore Perry IPA 7.7% (USA)
92 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Chillwave Double IPA 9% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Hop by Numbers IPA 7.2% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oats Macdonald Pale Ale 5.7% (USA)
89 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Gose 4.4% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Lightkeeper Blonde Ale 6.6% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oktoberfest 6.5% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2016 Barrel Aged Tripel Dog Dare Ale 9.5% (USA)
85 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2016 Barrel Aged Alberta Clipper Flavored Porter 7.5% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Blackout Imperial Stout 10.5% (USA)
89 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter 9% (USA)
92 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Christmas Ale 7.5% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2016 Barrel Aged Christmas Ale 7.5% (USA)
95 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Barleywine 7.5% (USA)
84 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 6% (USA)
85 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Ohio City Oatmeal Stout 5.4% (USA)
90 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Blackout Imperial Stout 9% (USA)
90 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Turntable Pils 5.4% (USA)
88 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Conway’s Irish Ale 6.3% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Hop Madness Double IPA 9% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burning River Pale Ale 6% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Holy Moses White Ale 5.4% (USA)
92 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cloud Cutter Ale 5.1% (USA)

Witbier

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Serve in a Pokal
Witbier or wit beers are pale straw to deep golden in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5%. These unfiltered beers are a style of flavored wheat beer, and derive much of their flavoring from bitter curaçao orange peel, coriander and other spices. This style is distinctly Belgian in origin and has seen resurgence in recent decades. It is now widely produced in the US as a summer seasonal. Noteworthy example of this style include: Hoegaarden White Beer, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly, and Brouwerij de Gouden Boom Blanche de Bruges. Pair with Thai noodles or baked chicken.