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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,871 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,871
Reviews: 828
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 166
Gots: 95 | 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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rembrant

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

perhaps best served at 98.6 f while viewing werner herzog's film of the same name. am i bloodthirsty enough to drink a brew so red and wicked?
were any virgins violated in the making of this?
will it make me a creature of the night?

The villagers fear this,they cling to their pathetic adjunct corn beer and make futile cross signs with their fingers.

I thirst for fear> I grab the neck,aggressively,decapitate this hollow vessel and let it's precious fluids bleed out into my goblet.

it is red

like beer with a few tablespoons of human blood. there's a short lived head. life is so short...hazy..like english fog,but with blood in it.

aroma--citrus,dark fruits,a hint of yeast,a hint of caramel,a hint of dark secrets i should never hear.

flavors--- sort of a rich lead in with a sweet lure to bring me to ruin. it shifts,cunningly,into a citric,grapefruit bite and the deed is finished. a trickster? a monster? no. it would seem this creature has a good heart.
a bit more malt side than a typical ipa,and the ample hops, grapefruit and pine/evergreen give it a charachter of dark cascadian or a robust dipa. there's another kind of earthy/woody something i can't pin down, not big like a wooden stake to the heart,subtle like just a big splinter.
altogether seductively tasty. one can not taste blood nor bats nor pure evil in this.

mouth feels right...the bite is gentle and with sweetness,and all as smooth as a velvet cape. it says "stock ale". it resembles "red rocket". the hop finish is well done.

drinkability would i risk my soul for one more? probably.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 18:46:00 | More by rembrant
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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,871 ratings.