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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 demcorhip:
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mcallister for this one. Silly me, forgot all about this beer, says to enjoy by about a year ago. Nice, sticky, fine and intricate lacings.

Looks good, a slightly bloodied amber colour. Decent slightly ruddy pale tan head.

Big toffee and toast nose, with some cherry. Mild hop aromas with some woodiness, and a touch of citrus and grass.

Toast and rich toffee. Probably should have enjoyed this earlier, has a mildly annoying cherry, vinous quality that i suspect has to do with oxidizing malts. The hop bitterness is surprisingly pronounced considering how the malts dominated the nose. A clean, slightly woody hop bitterness gives way to more flavourful accents of citrus and pine.

Medium bodied, mildly carbonated and nicely balanced. A touch of astringency that plays nicely with residual malt sweetness and slight yeasty mustiness. Ill have to enjoy this fresh some day.

Pretty drinkable for an ale with 8% abv. Hints of alcohol warmth. The only thing limiting the drinkability is the fact that i probably should have enjoyed this brew a year ago. An interesting strong ale, one that i will have to revisit.

This was tough to rate. Didnt look at other reviews to see if what i feel are off flavours are present in fresher tasting or not. I went nice on this brew as i suspect the off flavours present were my fault for sitting on this too long.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2007 22:09:41 | More by demcorhip
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Pours a deep, deep amber -- almost opaque even. Rich head of tan foam, and nice lattice lacing.

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