In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Great Lakes Brewery. It is Alberta Clipper Porter. I just realize that I have not blogged about their seasonals and special releases. I am going to be blogging about their everyday beers here soon. if you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know they history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Ohio base craft brewery. Let us get into this brew.
It has a jet black color with a constant tan or a light brown color head. The aroma has a heavy raspberries notes. The taste has a smooth chocolate to light raspberry notes with a nice chocolate aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable even though it is almost 8%.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Bid farewell to winter’s cruel tyranny with the creamy, bittersweet dark chocolate flavors and fresh raspberry tartness of Alberta Clipper Porter. Named for the intense winter storms that sweep the Midwest and Great Lakes Regions, making us all a little tougher (and a lot colder), Alberta Clipper is the perfect treat to celebrate the return of wintry winds goodbye . . . at least for a little while.
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In the end, I love their special release and seasonal beers from Great Lakes Brewery. If anyone in craft beer world to make a special porter, let it be Great Lakes Brewery. The raspberry is not over powering in this beer. It is heavy in the aroma. There is a nice balance and it is really smooth brew. I like it. I will get more. I cannot wait to see the new labels next season. This is the last seasonal and limited release to have their old labels. You will start to see new labels from Great Lakes Brewery. Of course, the liquid will stay the same. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser