Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Not-So-Great Great Lakes Glockenspiel

The latest seasonal 4-pack to come out of Foodgoat's favorite brewery, local or otherwise, is the Great Lakes Glockenspiel, a Weizenbock, which is a strong wheat beer.

Sadly, Foodgoat didn't like it.

While he likes the fact that it's 8% alcohol, as opposed to the usual 5%, it's one of their rare misses.

The problem?

Too ... German-y.

Actually, the Glockenspiel just doesn't taste like a Great Lakes beer. Not that it was bad, per se. But it lacks their signature ... something. Hand any other Greak Lakes to Foodgoat, and he could instantly taste the brand. This? Not so much.


  1. Anonymous3:21 PM

    Too..Germany?! What the hell do you WANT- Its a friking German-Style Bier!!

  2. Hey Noob: I know it's a German style beer. But when an American company tries too hard to make it taste like a German beer it doesn't translate. It just tastes too Germany.

    My point is they tried too hard and missed.