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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,143 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,143
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 196
Gots: 189 | FT: 8
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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Photo of beergod1
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color, with a small off white head. Smell of big caramel malt, juicy citrus hops, and hints of sweet Ripe fruits. The flavor is fairly sweet as well, caramel malt, and wood notes, as well as some piney hops in the finish. The hop bitterness really shows up in the aftertaste, and stays awhile in the mouth. Good beer that I don't buy often enough.

beergod1, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

gutbuster, May 13, 2012
Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

KimbarkBrewCrew, May 12, 2012
Photo of Fbm427
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Fbm427, May 05, 2012
Photo of JimGlonke
4/5  rDev -2%

JimGlonke, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of HungarianCount
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

HungarianCount, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of markmiller
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

markmiller, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

atone315, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of jameseaster
4/5  rDev -2%

jameseaster, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Etan
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Brooklyn tulip.

A: Pours a nice murky brownish-red with a soft, sticky tan head. Really nice retention and lacing.

S: Reeks of sticky hops and heavy, wheat-like malt. Pineapple, black pepper, burnt sugar, tangy dark wheat, caramel malt.

T: Big, sweet red malts (caramel, bread, dark wheat, grain, nuttiness, little bit of chocolate) pushed up by some spicy, earthy, slightly citric hops (grapefruit, grass, mint leaf, pepper). Dark grain, a little bite of alcohol, and some bitterness in the finish.

M: Frothy and creamy carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: This is one of my favorite American red ales. Achieves a great balance between the malts and hops. Unique and tasty.

Etan, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of tina
5/5  rDev +22.5%

tina, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

Well-balanced and enjoyable until the finish. Tasty toasted malts with some caramel paired with citrus hops share the stage. Finishing hops of bitter dried herbs and a touch of pine spoil the party at the end.

BuckeyeSlim, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of NoProblem
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

NoProblem, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Danno48, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

TonyTalon, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

DiscGolfRobot, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Anything
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Anything, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mikepcarney, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one into a glass, it has a nice amber color body with and great looking 2" white head that hangs around. The smell is has nice ctrus aroma to it. The taste has a nice grapfruit/hop taste up front with a malt sweetness on the back of the tongue. The mouthfell is very nice and overall this is a really good beer.

chefhatt, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of JDizzle
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

JDizzle, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

TMath524, Mar 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jmo2k1, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Blueribbon666
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes
Pours a reddish mahogany color into Blackout Stout pint glass with about a quarter inch of head. Smells of crisp hops and a biscuit like malts and a bit of rye like grain.
Taste/Mouthfeel; Full and hearty in the front having a crisp burst of hops that warms from the alcohol on the back end as it goes down finishing crisp and clean with a nice hop taste that almost seems like it has a bit of rye in the mix. The abv is warming and not boozy in the least. Overall, another solid offering from Great Lakes, well done would certainly recommend and get again in future seasons to come.

Blueribbon666, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of jrfehon33
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jrfehon33, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

ambruns1979, Mar 24, 2012
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,143 ratings.