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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,313 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,313
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 231
Gots: 278 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

Imperial Red Ale
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fall of 2007 vintage. No bottling date.
A deep reddish amber in appearance. An off white head disappears to some nice sticky lacing. Smells of malt, pine and grapefruit. Tastes of ruby red grapefruit, pine needles, green leaf, and some malt. Mouth feel is creamy at first then becomes slightly oily. Drinkability is fantastic if you love hops. Alcohol is well hidden. This is a nice sipper to enjoy around the holiday. Another outstanding brew from GLBC. Do they brew anything bad?

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

For me, this beer fits more of the Imperial Red Ale, like a big hoppy red, than a strong ale, though I never really know what that means other than I dont think hops and I think big malts and sweets, usually barrels these days too. This definitely has hops so Imperial Red.

A: This beer has a nice amber to lighter red color that gets darker the closer to the core you get. Nice ring of head some lacing. Good.

S: A very nutty savory smell for the most part with some grassy hops to keep the malt from being the only element of the aroma. Malt has a spicy character that reminds me of their christmas ale- maybe ginger?

T: Taste is great. Very nice grassy and citrus hops play well with the nutty full bodied malts in the brew and as usual with Great Lakes everything is VERY well balanced with nothing being annoying or overpowering. Some spices shine through in a nice way as well but only as a platform for the malt and hops to dance on.

M: As usual with Great lakes, creamy and balanced, nice level of carbonation and a nice bitter dry finish with really convinces me that this is a hoppy red as opposed to a strong ale which usually makes me think of maltier sweeter beers.

Overall a very good beer, one I'll buy each year as a nice seasonal

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,313 ratings.