Instant Beer Review: Great Lakes’ Christmas Ale

WHERE ARE YOU?! I’m trying out one of State Street’s newest offerings, Buck & Badger Northwoods Lodge.

HOW LONG HAS THAT BEEN AROUND? A couple of weeks? I dunno. It’s the latest in a long line of The Old Fashioned copycats.

HOW IS IT? Um. Northwoodsy? The Southie-sounding bartender is calling me ‘sir’ more than I would normally care for, but the atmosphere is nice and rustic.

WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING? Great Lakes Christmas Ale.

PRICE TAG? $5.50 for a sixteen-ounce mug.

WHAT IS IT? It’s a caramel-colored, spiced winter ale.

MMMKAY. ABV? 7.5%

AND YOUR REVIEW? It’s a pretty decent winter brew, but I’m not, like, blown away or anything. The flavor is a spiced cinnamon mixed with assorted fruit, and the beer finishes malty and kinda dry, almost sorta like an apple cider.

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT? Yes.

WOULD YOU DRINK IT AGAIN? Yup, but I wouldn’t go pushing over any grandmas to get to it.

HOW WAS YOUR MEAL? Dude, I had the meatball sandwich, and it was pretty killer.

WELL, ALRIGHT THEN. You said it, bro.