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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,321 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,321
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 234
Gots: 281 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

Imperial Red Ale
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Ratings: 2,321 | Reviews: 858
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Amber with a thick finger slightly brown head. Clear with slight carbonation. It leaves a thick ring of lacing down the glass.

S: Nice bubblegum, spicy hops, orange, malt.

T: Lots of hops up front join with a bit of bread in the middle followed by a nice mellow hoppy, spicy, slight caramel note finish.

M: Medium.

O: Sweet, spicy, then dry, Nosferatu is a mellow gem. It gets better as it warms, smoother and balanced despite the heavy hop presence. A must try and one of those few beers I would buy on a regular basis.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with decent retention and excellent lacing on a hazy copper body. Aroma of syrup, caramel malts, resins but overall mild. Flavors are pretty tough to handle at first. Very boozy and tart/sharp. Mosty mollases caramel, red apple, fig and tart grapefruit. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This one may have been infected. A little too funky. Also the booze were hard to get used to verging into barleywine realm.

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freshest by date 11/25/12 poured into an over sized wine glass at around 40-45 degrees.

Appearance- Auburn red in color with a small off white head and low carbonation.

Smell- Strong caramel malt smell with hints of citrus and pine.

Taste- Strong malt presence balanced out with hops, but caramel is definitely the primary in this brew, nice bitterness with a slight aftertaste.

Mouth feel- Nice medium mouth feel.

Overall this is one of the better red ales that I have had and I would definitely recommend this to someone who likes a malt forward IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from the tap at the pub, three finger head in a ten ounce goblet

Appearance, deep copper amber, like a Full metal jacket

Smells of hop, malt, and perhaps a coarse, burnt oak

Tastes of oak, hop, and warm malts

Mouthfeel: Creamy and luxiourious

Overall, this Imperial Red is well worth your time. Have a go! I don't think you'll find this in a six pack though.

If I had the chance though, I'd put it in my fridge.

This is my favorite red ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.16/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Nice, deep ambery red. A bit of off-white head.

S: Sweet, grainy malts. A little hoppy. Nice, but not exceptional.

T: About the same as the smell. A little grassy/herbal. Not bad. Graininess lingers.

M: A little flat and disappointing. Hint of carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer. Has some good qualities, but overall not super exciting. I wouldn't mind drinking one again, but I probable wouldn't seek it out.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weathered copper orange on color with a hazy viscous appearance. Poured with a short off-white foam that slowly reduces to a wispy cap that leaves random sticky lacings on the glass. Malty caramel aroma is prominent with sweet candied apples, citrus orange, earthy pine aromas, and a touch of booziness beneath. Thick, grainy feel that supresses the carbonation a bit. Caramel and toasted malt flavors up front with ripe apple sweetness followed by tangy citrus hop flavors through the middle that slowly evolve into a combination of resinous pine hop bitterness and boozy heat at the finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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