Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.25/5 rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful burnt red color. The head is typical for the style: about one fingers worth, with an off-white shade. It fades away slowly leaving nice ring of lacing on the glass.
S: This is dominant in burnt caramel. Touches of piny, herbal hops blend well within all the caramel the nose provides. Slightly bready, too, almost like pumpernickel in a way. I could use a touch more hops, but I doubt it's the freshest bottle.
T: It pretty much tastes just like it smells. Plenty of burnt caramel and toffee malt start this one off, with a pleasant balancing hop quality (mostly piny, not much citrus). I like the aftertaste and it's mild nuttiness. Fairly balanced and mellow, almost to a fault - no one note really sticks out.
M: The general feel is bit sharper than I'd like, both in carbonation (pokes through the body somewhat excessively) and actual texture (it's rather coarse). Aside from those two niggles, the dry finish helps it go down easily.
O: Not my favorite beer, but neither is it my favorite style. It's quite well made though - there are definitely others out there who will enjoy it more than I did.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 16:54:21 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.69/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottled is aged -- best by 11/21/13, so this one probably is a year old!
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 15:38:00 | More by secondtooth
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,894 ratings.