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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,244 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,244
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 212
Gots: 228 | FT: 9
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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1/5  rDev -75.5%

Boozehound101, Sep 27, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.5%

NSbeerGuy, Sep 27, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.5%

ab39z, Sep 26, 2013
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1.16/5  rDev -71.6%

datkidtraw, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of adamette
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!

adamette, Oct 05, 2008
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1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

TheBigBoy, Nov 04, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of BrownAleMale
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.

BrownAleMale, Sep 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

MillerMan16, Sep 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51%

drevim, Oct 12, 2012
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2.04/5  rDev -50%

Burdell, Nov 15, 2014
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2.09/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

BillDineen, Nov 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

ambiguousfigures, Jul 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

daverdave, Feb 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

RWMIT, Mar 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

AndyEdgar, Oct 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

amalburg, May 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

mwar, Dec 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

satellite86, Apr 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

tom10101, Aug 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

classixIII, Oct 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Bluecane, Apr 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

chrisroarshack, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of russwbeck
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.

russwbeck, Nov 03, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.