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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,234 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,234
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 209
Gots: 225 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

njnj2000, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

animal69, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled 12/12/08 best by 12/03/08
Received in trade from Prototypic, thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a beautifully clear red copper color with a smallish bubbly off white head that leaves mad lace on the way down. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, heavy hop aroma. Slight caramel in back if I strain my nose a bit. Taste is caramel malt up front, grapefruit and hops mid to finish and linger on for a bit. The taste isn't as bitter as the aroma leads you to believe. Creamy oily mouthfeel, thick body, moderate carbonation. Great stock ale. Lots of hops but some malt to back it up.

johnnnniee, Dec 13, 2008
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4/5  rDev -2%

Gregafree, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a reddish amber with decent head that left nice lacing clinging to the glass all the way down.

Hoppy aroma of cut grass and grapefruit; more than I was expecting, but a nice surprise.

Taste was full bodied, with a sharp hop bite balanced by a malty backbone.

Moderately thick mouthfeel that gave a nice finish to the drink.

Overall, this was a decent beer and I would recommend it.

doppelmeup, Jun 29, 2008
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4/5  rDev -2%

TheConnMan, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jameseaster, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a huge burst of hop flavor and bitterness, this Imperial Red-type of ale deviates from the malt focus to allow for a heightened celebration of the bitter cones- pushing it into an American strong ale where larger than life malts are met with equally stated hops.

This deep amber ale meets the fall season with bright clarity and garnet low lights. A formitable creamy deep ivory head caps the beer but then sucumbs to the malty and alcoholic weight while reducing to a thin sheet that skirts the surface, leaving broken rings of lace behind. A great looking beer, but wishing the head character shows more persistence.

Rich malt aromas of sun kissed barley malt, toffee, and peanut brittle are met with a balance of grasses, pine, and citrus for an overal balanced scent that's richer IPAs and American Reds but have characteristics of both.

Devilishly delicious with a very rich malt base of toffee, slightly burnt caramel, bready sweetness, and the nutty flavor of light scorched barley malt all shape the fortified malt flavors. A counterpart of hop resins follow with the growing intensity of white grapefruit, orange pith, pine and spruce, with a grassy, leafy flavor that morphs into a biting bitterness that's needed to balance the bold malts.

Medium-full in body, the malt flavors give the impression of robust nature that's probably over stating the early creaminess. When the hop flavor and bitterness take over, the beer turns toward dryness to culminate in a malty-dry finish with pronounced alcohol warmth and a linger of both hops and malt.

BEERchitect, Aug 07, 2005
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4/5  rDev -2%

Chief99, Oct 28, 2014
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InspectorBob, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

hinemk76, Nov 08, 2013
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Marti403, Feb 07, 2012
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gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Tinker60657, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Syncro-Vox, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

BFCarr, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

AndersonGT, Jan 20, 2014
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.