1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes NosferatuGreat Lakes Nosferatu

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,993 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,993
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 192
Gots: 144 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Great Lakes Nosferatu Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,993 | Reviews: 842 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev -2.2%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of steamboatbrewer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

steamboatbrewer, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of schuler
4/5  rDev -2.2%

schuler, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Wukk
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Wukk, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with good sized head and leaves lace patches. A nutty, sweet caramel malt aroma along w/ breadiness or toffee and some tea-like hop bitterness. Medium to heavy body with slick sweetness of caramel malt along with bread and toffee or roasted malts (what is w/ me and this toffee?) for a dry edge to the beer. Has a light citric, floral hops balance for a dry finish w/ well-hidden ABV for proper balance. Not overly strong like some of these ales but thoroughly enjoyable and a must try.

clayrock81, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of geoffsm12
4/5  rDev -2.2%

geoffsm12, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Bunnyhops
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Bunnyhops, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev -2.2%

BillRoth, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Greasy, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of ThunderChicken7
4/5  rDev -2.2%

ThunderChicken7, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Texasfan549, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev -2.2%

bobv, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Envelopes
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Envelopes, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of regspeir
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at TJ's. Poured a reddish-amber with a one-finger, off-white head which dissaptes to a coating. Lacing is ample and lasting. Nose is caramel, grapefruit. Taste is sweet caramel and bready malts, tempered by the bitter grapefuit. Mouthfeel is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Brew is mildly sticky and oily. It is a little sticky but not unpleasantly so. There is no hint of the higher ABV in the taste but it is the only thing preventing me from having another.

regspeir, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of kbutler1
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a really nice red clear color with a nice off white head that shows some good lace as it settles. The aroma is a nice blend of both hops and malt. Medium mouthfeel. This beer really does remind me of a ncie fall day. The taste is slightly sweet up front with a some what biscuity flavor that transitions to a decently hoppy bite that lingers. This beer is like a toned down DIPA but in a good way. Really enjoyable beer.

kbutler1, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of gutbuster
4/5  rDev -2.2%

gutbuster, May 13, 2012
Photo of maximus_rebel
4/5  rDev -2.2%

maximus_rebel, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of jackrodgers77
4/5  rDev -2.2%

jackrodgers77, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of littlekidlover
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured my bottle of Nosferatu into my beer tasting wine glass. The appearence is a very interesting red. Nice off white head with decent retention and lacing. The aroma is hop forward with evidence of well rounded malt. The taste is difficult to distinguish in my memory from Great Lake's Burning River, but there is more warming alcohol. Theres some citrus hops, some smooth rounded slightly caramel malt. Nice medium body, coats the tongue with a bit of lingering bitterness. This could be a wild one, with it's high alcohol and relative easy drinkability you're gonna need a ride home.

littlekidlover, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of lKnoXl
4/5  rDev -2.2%

lKnoXl, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of nmeiborg
4/5  rDev -2.2%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Oxymoron
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Oxymoron, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of DoctorDog
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DoctorDog, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of Porter
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Porter, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of krazybartender
4/5  rDev -2.2%

krazybartender, Sep 15, 2012
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,993 ratings.