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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,279 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,279
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 219
Gots: 244 | 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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4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rdc67
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiolager
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of SebD
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy copper/amber color to it. It has a nice thick beige head that dies down moderately and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of biscuity malts, sweet caramel, toffee, bitter pine resins and some earthy hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some biscuity malts, sweet caramel, light toffee, some pine resins and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. A good hoppy Amber Ale!

Serving type: bottle

Photo of ExpertAndrew
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +2%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Deep amber, with nice thick and tan colored head. The head lasted a very long time, and left a nice coating on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a strong aroma of hops bitterness. There is some citrus and herb aromas as well that make for an interesting aroma.

Taste: A nice mix of citrus, hops, and herbs in the flavor, that make for an interesting and complex ale, but it is dominate with the hops. There is a nice after-taste, that lasts for a while but not too long.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: This is an interesting and complex ale. I prefer the brewery's Eliot Ness over this ale though.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.24/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

A little fruit cake on the nose joined by minty hops, spicy malt, fresh grain. Pours brilliant garnet tinted amber under a 2” very light tan tinted finely bubbled off-white persistent foam cap that marks each drink with a fine line. Provides a rich spicy malt palate with a hint of anise, a does of bread crust and a well rounded, drying bitter finish. Creamy with a medium body and medium carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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