Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a goblet.
A: Clear, medium amber color with less than one finger of diminishing parchment-tinted foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.
S: Aggressively toasted and grainy, this beer's smell is similar to undiluted malt extract. Some dark fruits--raisin and cherry--are also detectable, though they remain subordinate to the more overt malt qualities. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins off-dry, with dark estery fruit and husky crystal malt. Acidity is restrained into the middle where notable cherry fruit and vinous tannic qualities combine to make a very rich sensory profile for a pale ale. The finish reveals some late piney hops flavors and unexpected wood smoke, while bitterness is fairly mild for the overall size of this beer. No alcohol is detected.
M: Medium viscosity, creamy and slightly syrupy on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This is a malt-forward red ale that appears even bigger than its 8% ABV would suggest. It retains just enough American hops influence to keep it from being mistaken for an old ale. This beer promises to pair with food in versatile fashion, all while remaining assertive in the face of other strong flavors.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2013 20:55:35 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
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.