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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Oats Macdonald Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Oats Macdonald Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
Amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of cinnamon honey crisp cereal, peanut brittle and butterfinger bars, granola, and corn fritter with a supple, bright, medium body and a tingling, interesting, easy finish imparting notes of peppered greens and grapefruit and lemon peels finish. An interesting nutty pale ale with IPA like bitterness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon honey crisp cereal, peanut brittle and Butterfinger bars, granola, and corn fritter
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peppered greens and grapefruit and lemon peels
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Butter Chicken, Fried Catfish, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting nutty pale ale with IPA like bitterness.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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

Their Portfolio

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)
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)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 6.0% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Ohio City Oatmeal Stout 5.4% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Great Lakes IPA 6.5% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Great Lakes IPA 6.5% (USA)
94 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Commodore Perry IPA 7.7% (USA)
94 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Dortmunder Gold Lager 5.8% (USA)
91 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Eliot Ness Amber Lager 6.1% (USA)

American Style Pale Ale

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Despite their name, pale ales tend to appear amber in color. They range from 4.5-6% in alcohol and feature crisp, full-bodied flavors and aromas. U.S. versions of pale ales are crisper and feature a higher hop profile than original English versions of the style. Pale ales have become one of the benchmarks by which craft brewers are judged in the US. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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