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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,896 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,896
Reviews: 830
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 171
Gots: 98 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Red Ale

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Reviews by DeFaz:
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DeFaz

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Served as a blood red (not a coincidence) ruby color with a good head that leaves very nice lacing.

Smell: Malt, caramel, pine from the hops, and not much alcohol in the nose despite the ABV. Smells sweet, but not too sweet.

Taste: Much like the smell, the focus is on the malt but the hops add some balance, and the caramel flavor doesn't get out of control. There's some citrus from the hops, and the alcohol is nicely masked.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body with good carbonation. Goes down nicely and is never sticky.

Overall: This is absolutely worth trying. It's not Great Lakes' best offering, but it tastes great and makes for a good sipper or dessert beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2013 00:45:32 | More by DeFaz
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Pours a deep, deep amber -- almost opaque even. Rich head of tan foam, and nice lattice lacing.

Nose is malty and grainy, with a little diacetyl, and certainly some caramel malts. Pretty typical of the style.

Flavor is rich and malty, with plenty of toasty grains and a heavy body that typifies such a heavy beer alcohol-wise. Tangy bitter touch at the finish. Overall, a surprisingly solid beer for it's age, and quite a big brew.

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,896 ratings.