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Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Long day and an Edmund Fitzgerald from Great Lakes Brewing Company

So last night after a long day at work I decided I needed to unwind and partake in another beer I had received from one of my colleagues at work. I hate not getting to drink beers from people in a timely manner and I was trying to get through the other beers the I had received before this one and finally got to try the Edmund Fitzgerald from Great Lakes Brewing Company. The temperature of the beer was 38.5 degrees with a head that measured in at 2 48/64" and a rocky medium brown head appearance. The head lacing was excellent and the head dissipated slowly. The carbonation was lively with a dark clarity and a black color. The aroma and taste were a mixture of espresso and chocolate. The flavor was moderate and the finish average. The mouth feel was dry and the tongue hit was towards the back with excellent body lacing. This beer had it all. It had a great look, great taste and flavor and really made me want to have another. Overall I would rate it an A and I can't imagine any other dark beer lover giving it anything less. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.








Nutritional Information from myfitnesspal.com


Great Lakes Brewing Co - Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

  1.   
Calories174Sodium11 mg
Total Fat1 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs18 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Information from Great Lakes website


Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

A complex, roasty porter with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and bold hop presence.
Availability:
6 packs and draft
Awards:
  • Gold Medal, 2012 World Beer Championships
  • Gold Medal, 2011 World Beer Championships
  • Gold Medal, 2008 World Beer Championships
  • Silver Medal, 2007 Great American Beer Festival
  • Gold Medal, 2006 World Beer Championships
  • Bronze Medal, 2004 Great American Beer Festival
  • Gold Medal, 2003 World Beer Championships
  • Gold Medal, 2002 Great American Beer Festival
  • Gold Medal, 2002 World Beer Championships
  • World Champion, Gold Medal, 2001 World Beer Championships
  • Gold Medal, 1998 World Beer Championships
  • Silver Medal, 1997 World Beer Championships
  • Gold Medal, 1996 World Beer Championships
  • Bronze Medal, 1996 World Beer Cup, Colorado
  • World Champion, Platinum Medal, 1994 World Beer Championships
  • Gold Medal, 1993 Great American Beer Festival
  • Gold Medal, 1991 Great American Beer Festival

Name Origin: Sure, Gordon Lightfoot hasn’t 
penned an ode to it (yet), but this porter is  
song-worthy—much like its legendary namesake 
ship that frequently docked in Cleveland and 
tragically sunk in Lake Superior in 1975 with  
many Northeast Ohioans on board. 

Style Origin: Originated in Great Britain 
and named after the porters who hauled goods 
from wagons to the stands at the open air 
markets common to England at that time.
Flavor: Bittersweet chocolate-coffee taste 
and bold hop presence

Ingredients:

MALT

Harrington 2-Row Base Malt: Allows color 
and flavor from other specialty malts to come 
through; makes for very clean beer

Crystal 77: Contributes to color and adds sweeter 
aroma and flavor

Chocolate: Provides deep, rich color and 
coffee-like flavor and aroma
Roasted Barley: Adds color and roasted flavor

HOPS

Northern Brewer: Traditional bittering hop 
for English-style ales; provides strong bitterness 
to complement strong/assertive flavors of  
this porter

Fuggle: Traditional English hop for flavor in 
English ales; contributes milder earthy and 
woody aromas and flavors; adds complexity

Cascade: U.S. hop with citrus characteristics 
for aroma to balance roasted malts and add 
American element to this English style

Pairs With: Barbecued ribs, steaks, oysters 
and chocolate

Shelf Life: 180 days

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