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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,894 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,894
Reviews: 830
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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ab39z

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -75.5%

09-26-2013 00:23:02 | More by ab39z
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adamette

Ohio

1.68/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Served into Great Lakes pint glass at the brewery a few hours ago. This from brewery notes: Bold Stock ale exploding with Hop flavor.

A Amber, brown body, one centimeter head.

S Hops. It reminded me alot of the smell of my cat's piss when he pees on our living room carpet. I had my wife smell it and she agreed that it is "the same smell." Really, the smell is repulsive.

T Very bitter with the hops, can't help thinking about that cat piss. There is some barley, malt in the background but WAY in the background.

M Full, hoppy, acidic.

D Poor. This beer is too bitter and smells too much like cat piss for me to finish a pint (which I did not...and I hate not finishing a pint).

Notes: I had learned of some interest in this beer from BA and since I was at the brewery I thought that I would step out of my usual comfort and try this very hoppy beer. This experience will discourage me from doing that again soon. I cannot recommend this unless you are a serious hop head!

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2008 01:56:36 | More by adamette
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

11-04-2012 13:03:26 | More by TheBigBoy
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scm2787

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

08-22-2012 00:41:16 | More by scm2787
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

1.88/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle poured into a Kasteel goblet.

Appearance- Blood red in color with a half finger of khaki head that leaves lacing.

Smell- Lots of pine. Smells like a car freshener. Also a hint of lemon and bread.

Taste- Yuck, I'm getting so much pine and citrus. Not my thing at all.

Mouthfeel- Over carbonated making the pine bomb even harder to choke down.

Overall- This is a prime example of why you don't judge a book by it's cover. This is a beautiful looking beer that has an unbalanced pine hop presence. It was a drain pour x2 for me, but I'm not into beers being over hopped especially with piney or floral hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 02:37:46 | More by BrownAleMale
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drevim

Indiana

2/5  rDev -51%

10-12-2012 11:09:27 | More by drevim
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

07-20-2014 19:42:56 | More by ambiguousfigures
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daverdave

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

02-09-2012 00:46:02 | More by daverdave
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RWMIT

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

03-04-2012 22:50:04 | More by RWMIT
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amalburg

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

05-01-2014 22:25:41 | More by amalburg
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Gaddabble

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

04-13-2014 17:56:48 | More by Gaddabble
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mwar

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

12-01-2012 15:12:44 | More by mwar
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satellite86

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

04-23-2014 09:57:10 | More by satellite86
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

08-14-2013 03:58:35 | More by tom10101
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Bluecane

New York

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

04-21-2013 06:51:35 | More by Bluecane
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chrisroarshack

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

11-14-2013 02:28:43 | More by chrisroarshack
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russwbeck

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark amber pour with a small off-white head, rescinding quickly, and decent lacing.

S: Very malty with the hops coming through predominantly. Some caramel and spiciness in there as well.

T: Hop bitterness all over the place. Piney, but mostly malty and caramel. Hops stay on the palate for a long time after the last drink.

MF: Medium body and carbonation. Oily with a bit of a bite.

D: Not high for me. Intense hops make it tough to drink it consecutively.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 00:46:29 | More by russwbeck
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

11-14-2011 15:37:10 | More by Jspriest
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

10-31-2012 01:59:32 | More by Dactrius
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

10-25-2013 01:06:20 | More by clfrost
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Preluderl

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

11-09-2012 14:26:12 | More by Preluderl
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Dalem

Michigan

2.78/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

No, this beer isn't bloody looking or anything but it is sharp clear red in color. Once inch head that fades a bit but still sticks around pretty healthily and all kinds of thick lacing all the way through. Aroma's are subtle here. A bit of hops, a strawberry tinge and dark malts are what my this nose is noticing.
The flavors in the brew itself are much more pronounced than they are in the scent. There's a huge malt sweetness up front then a ESB like bitterness shows up soon afterwards with more that a dint of alcohol hotness in the end. Firm, creamy body but overall though not a whole lot of complexities and something seems just not there. Maybe it's the weird spicy bitters characteristics that stick around too much that are leaving me a little put off.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 20:30:00 | More by Dalem
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- This is a really nice looking glass of beer. Its clear ruby red capped off with a tall, eggshell colored head. Precise rings of lace mark the glass all the way down.

S- Sadly the nose is pretty weak. Its malty with a touch of chocolate, spicey hops and toffee.

T- Malty and hoppy with a bit of alcohol. The chocolate and toffee come out in the finish.

M- Highly carbonated, dry and medium bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2010 04:42:55 | More by MbpBugeye
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RJBeverage

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A red/amber possibly attempting to be blood colored beer. A bit hoppy, slightly bitter, with a citrusy tang, a bit of grapefruitish taste. It's a pleasant taste, but with a bit too much bitter aftertaste for me. The mouthfeel is a robust, carbonated feel.

The 8% abv doesn't show up in the smell, or the taste.

If you like a hoppier beer you might like this, it's not bad just not what I would come back to.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2010 05:34:25 | More by RJBeverage
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TMinton22

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Dark, reddish tint, brown body with tanish head that reduced to a thin cap left a decent lacing.

Aroma was intriguing being I've never smelled any beer like it. Reminded me of fresh cut hay from my hay bailing days.

Taste I thought was good except for the strong bite at the end. I couldn't get past it and it's safe to say one was enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 12:14:08 | More by TMinton22
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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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