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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,921 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,921
Reviews: 832
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 183
Gots: 109 | 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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Oxymoron

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-20-2014 23:29:29 | More by Oxymoron
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DoctorDog

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Presentation: 12 oz bottle into a snifter. 11/22/11 stamped on label.

A- Clear, deep red/amber. Pours with ~1 finger of tan head, which fades to an island of bubbles.

S- Sweet dark fruits, caramel malts, piny/citrusy hops, and a feint hint of booziness.

T- Sweet, slightly roasty, caramel malt, & dark fruits. A slightly piny hop effect that adds a solid amount of bitterness to balance the sweetness.

M- Slightly low carbonation with a medium feel. Slightly syrupy.

D- Good. Solid on all fronts and easy drinking for it's 8% ABV.

Future outlook: This beer didn't "wow" me, but it's another rock solid offering from GL's...I'm sure we'll meet again someday.

09-23-2011 03:58:09 | More by DoctorDog
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Porter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-01-2013 23:34:32 | More by Porter
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krazybartender

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-15-2012 11:26:59 | More by krazybartender
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Grundle20

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance:
Pours a deep amber into a pint glass with a one finger head. There's decent lacing but little to no head retention.

Smell:
Caramel malts and hops build this pretty passive smelling beer. It's pleasant just not very potent.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
Apricoty hops and caramel malts continue to build this beer. There's slight stings of pine in the beer too. It's pretty sweet with an almost syrupy quality. Rolls over my tongue smoothly and finishes with a slight bitterness.

Drinkability:
For it being just over 7% this is dangerously refreshing. There's enough body here to pair with dinner and it's a pretty good beer for general drinking purposes.

Bottom Line:
Yet again another good beer from GLBC. If you've had your fill of arrogant bastard and need a slight change of pace look this one up.

10-31-2006 22:26:10 | More by Grundle20
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-22-2014 08:49:32 | More by browniewithnuts
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BMMillsy

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Bottle from jbwimer. Dated 12/1/13, poured 11/20/13. Pours a deep red to amber color with a small cream colored ring of head. Aroma of sweet fruits, dirt, grass, caramel malts. Flavor follows with a grassy fruit flavor, massive malt bill, just a tinge of earthy hops, with a lingering bready malt on the palate. Slick mouthfeel, lowish carbonation. Very crisp pleasant finish, very easy drinking. Cannot believe this is 8%. Nothing especially complex in the flavors here, just a nicely crafted brew. Yum.

11-20-2013 23:38:33 | More by BMMillsy
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-20-2011 03:02:17 | More by mmcnaughton
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Lipsntoes

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-07-2013 00:29:49 | More by Lipsntoes
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-01-2013 01:02:37 | More by bigclydeoliver
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goblin7704

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-11-2013 22:34:18 | More by goblin7704
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-05-2013 03:59:23 | More by Nolen12
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -2.2%

I got this bottle in a trade with TATTORSO. Thanks Jeff!

This pours a clear deep red/amber with a small and quickly disappearing head of foam.

The smell has some nice bready notes along with some grassy hops. Also after a few more whiffs, I get some fruity tones. Nice nose.

The taste is grassy hops up front with some sweetish malty notes moving in, some graininess, and a fruity character. It's a little on the tart side with the fruit so I'm guessing black cherries. There's also almost a cinnamon type twang here that works well with all of the other flavours. Some alcohol noticeable here as I get a nice warming after the swallow.

The mouthfeel is medium as is the carbonation, and it finishes grassy hop style. Good taster and I don't think I've had brews that come close to reminding me of this. I like this one a lot!

11-12-2008 00:25:25 | More by Bitterbill
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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-17-2014 23:46:46 | More by Jnet0125
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-25-2013 01:33:27 | More by duff247
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qwe2323

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-24-2012 20:10:58 | More by qwe2323
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-31-2011 04:34:17 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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XenonX

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-15-2012 00:02:57 | More by XenonX
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-31-2012 04:24:47 | More by WDJersey
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2011 21:05:07 | More by deapokid
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jar66su

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-03-2012 01:14:48 | More by jar66su
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kirok1999

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

My first bottle of the 06. Not as wild and musky as on tap. Seemed a much tamer beer.

A- Dark redish brown, moderate head that laces somewhat.

S- Nice malt notes at first, sweet toffee, dark fruit balanced by hop bitterness.

T- Much mellower than on tap. Smooth, dark, and malty. Well balanced with the hops. Sweet malt notes at first with a definite alcohol body. Hops come through in the end and leave a slight bitter aftertaste, not a bad one at all.

D- I like the tap version better, just because it's a wilder animal than the bottle. All in all this a very nice rendition of a strong ale, hearty and refreshing on a cool night.

09-24-2006 22:59:09 | More by kirok1999
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-12-2013 02:31:20 | More by ShemRahBoo
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Before I start, I have to say that Murnau's Nosferatu is one of my favorite movies, so when I saw the cover of this beer way back when, I knew I needed to try it at some point along the line. Anyway, it pours a dark rosy color, with a little less than a finger of white heading. The head does seem to stick around for a while too. In the nose I get some maple syrup, roasted grains, toast and honey. Flavor has many of the components of the smell, however there is a more bitter hop taste going on here that almost comes across as burnt. The texture of this beer is medium, but rich in complexity. Although this is an older bottle, (best enjoyed by November of last year) it seems to have stood the test of time pretty well. Still, I would love to try a fresh bottle, and compare. This beer is a definite winner for me. I am almost inspired to throw on the Nosferatu DVD right now. Cheers to Great Lakes.

07-24-2009 03:16:51 | More by jamie2dope
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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-02-2011 00:04:30 | More by SATBMan
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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