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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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1,982 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,982
Reviews: 840
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 187
Gots: 138 | FT: 7
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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4.13/5  rDev +1%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into my tulip. Wicked, deep red hue... very little head, small bubbles around glass... tempting, very tempting. Upfront bitterness on the nose, some crisp, malty notes, but rather light aroma overall. This might be the weakest area of this excellent brew. The flavor made up for the weak nose... delicious malt presence with a bit of a bite (I would swear there was bit of rye in this), and a nice, balanced bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, with a nice, clean finish. Crisp and refreshing overall. My new favorite fall beer, different. Get some, get some now, and get some fresh.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

This is an excellent brew. Initial toast and strong caramel malt balanced beautifully with a nice floral hop character. Begins to open up upon warming and takes on increased roastiness, almost nutty. Fall in a glass to me.

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3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

Bottle BB 11/09/14 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of malt and piney hops
Head average (4 cm), light tan, frothy, slowly diminishing to
Lacing poor – rare small island of tiny to small bubbles
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor begins with malt sweetness and ends with a hoppy bitter after taste; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 3.6875. Final weighted score: 3.7.
The lack of lacing is disappointing, but the balance between malt and hops makes this a bearable red ale – it starts off with malt flavor and ends with hop bitterness.

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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