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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,888 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,888
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 170
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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marc77

California

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Brilliantly clear light ruby hue, covered by a one fingered, ivory white, loosely packed head. Meandering lace remains. Notions of warm candied orange peel, biscuit and marmalade dominate the aroma. Secondary are hints of red licorice and light toffee. Understated and well rounded aromawise. In flavor, upfront is a gentle combination of caramel sweetness and notes of juicy pink grapefruit flesh. Bitterness sharpens mid palate and becomes slightly rindlike, but is adequately offset by balmy tones of maple syrup drizzled toast, complete with a just a smigden of butter. Despite the continental breakfast flavor theme, the flavor profile retains an elegant dryness that faciliates effortless sipping. This is both an asset and a fault, since there is a slight lack of dextrins and resulting viscosity. As the brew breathes, hints of roasted pecan add a savory, slightly salty twang that adds additional depth. Finishes clean, with quickly fleeting notes of butterscotch and mimosa. Quite a tasty brew that grew on me. Tasteful and agreeably understated for an American strong. Insanely drinkable.

Thanks to WVbeergeek for the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2004 01:48:49 | More by marc77
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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,888 ratings.