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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 855
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 227
Gots: 267 | FT: 10
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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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Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into pint: from notes.
A: The body is a reddish brown, with a thick tan head that holds in a nice fluff.
S: The aroma is of sweet and strong malts. A medium to high intensity is shown from the aroma.
T/M: The first impression of the taste is one that holds sweet before the strong. The hoppy bitterness does not taste strong at all and then the mouthfeel releases a punch of rich, roasted malts and finishes with a strong and heavy finish.
D: This is a really nice Strong Red ale or stock ale. The flavors do develop with the warming of the brew. Nicely done and tastes really good outdoors on an autumn night while the sun is sinking low.

Photo of korguy123
4.82/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Lost Abbey Tulip "For Saints and Sinners Alike"
Broke out the good glass for this one!

The Mrs and I planned a trip to Cleveland last year to do the touristy stuff. Heard about Great Lakes through some digging around (before any real interest in craft brews) Planned to go to the Great Lakes Brewery for some beers. Showed up and the place was closed. Not only was it they're one day to close but it was also Memorial Day weekend... Now I have to schedule another trip. Poor me.

Wasn't aware of this beer until a couple months ago through random searching and was glad to see such high regard for it at the same time as the release which was also the same time I had family heading into the states for a couple days. Everything is just looking peachy now!

A- Deep ruby/amber clear pour. Two fingers cream/off white head. Carbonation is fumfering around, taking its time getting to the top of the glass. Lacing is just sheeting the sides of the glass.

S- Bright citrusy hops. Sweet strawberries, faint caramel tones. Grapefruit, mandarin and lemon zest. Back to candied sugar and honey. Fresh and vibrant. Almost like a hop flavored jolly rancher.

T- Candied sugar right off the bat. Strawberries and citrus fruits follow with floral hops right on it's heels. Back to sweet again with caramel and vanilla. The most flavors I've had going at my palate at one time. Absolutely magnificent. Faint bitter aftertaste.

M- Sweet on the lips. Juicy with a quick dry finish.

Photo of Vdubb86
3.19/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at The Firkin in Libertyville, IL

The appearance is of a nice brownish red with a decent finger of foam on the surface. The smell is mostly of sour and char. There are some citrusy hop aromas most similar to orange zest, but that's not nearly as strong as the burnt notes. The flavor is strongly of burnt biscuit. A slight malty flavor comes in on the back end to try and rectify the damage done, but it is too late. The burnt biscuit flavor is really off putting to the point where I truly don't like this beer. The mixing of the hop flavor with it makes it seem like someone lit hops on fire before putting them in this brew. The good thing is the bitterness doesn't translate too badly on the mouthfeel, but it is still there to a point I don't care for, despite the smooth nature of the drink. This beer is all sorts of intense, that I really don't care to go into. It's harsh in a number of ways and honestly some might enjoy drinking it, but I could go either way. Not something I'd really recommend or seek out again.

Photo of stimulus
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle (4 pack) into a Founders snifter.

A: Pours a bright clear ruby red with a one finger white head.
S: Caramel, grapefruit, and hops detected.
T: Piney, hoppy, and malty. This is balanced like a good amber ale, but more pronounced.
M: Medium bodied and well carbonated.
D: Not too bad, alcohol is not that present for 8% abv.

Photo of garuda
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear, deep amber in color, and a white head that has great retention and good lacing.

S - Citrusy, grapefruit hops, with some pine and caramel malt sweetness as it warms.

T - Wonderfully balanced citrusy hops up front, solid caramel/toffee malt sweetness in the middle with some resinous pine and grapefruit hops through the finish.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, slick going down, mostly dry in the finish with a little bit of hop oil left in the mouth.

D - I was impressed how easily, quickly I drank this. Great strong ale/imperial red. I will most definitely get this again.

Photo of biggerboat88
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Held up to light Nosferatu has a great ruby red color with some off-white head that at first produces some elaborate lacing which eventually slides down the glass. Head retention itself was great, the lacing however did not maintain itself, but that doesn't really matter to me. Really strong citrus hops aromas with a rich malty background. I got some grapefruit coming through but balanced out with the malts, smelled fantastic. After a couple sips I couldn't help but think about just how balanced this beer is. While you get plenty of hops at first, they are never overbearing or offensive. The wet and sticky hop goodness is quickly followed by a slight sweetness and malt flavors. Very well carbonated but it still coats the tongue with it's flavors and character, after a while you get a little bit of alcohol warmth going down. Deceptively drinkable and delicious! I had only had this once before but will hopefully grab it a few more times before the season is over.

Photo of drtth
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a nonic pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a deep dark ruby red, almost mahogany color with a ¼" off-white head that recedes slowly leaving a ring of foam and lots of foam on the surface. Sipping leaves lots of irregular lacing, and even to end of beer there is a ring of foam on the beer and there is lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is a nicely balanced mix of malt and citric hops, mostly grapefruit, that fills the nose and builds anticipation.

Taste: The flavors are very well balanced in this beer. While the beer shows a lot of hops, there is also a nice malt backbone (and subtle sweetness) that keeps its presence known throughout and mingles with the hop bitterness and several hop flavors. The hops are mostly citric and fruity with some definite grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with a soft smoothness. There is persistent carbonation throughout the beer. The finish is medium to long and begins in the malt-hop balance before gradually turning lightly bitter and reasonably dry.

Drinkability: Enjoyed this one a lot. Each sip followed naturally and easily and I'm sure I'll be seeking out this beer again in the future. It has found a place on my shopping list.

Photo of brewdoc75
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a big fan of "Imperial Red Ales," so I was pretty excited about this one.

A: Deep red, almost "blood" red. Beautifully translucent. Very nice, off-white, brown tinged head on top. The head seems to last for quite a while at about a 1/2 inch. Moderately carbonated. The color is fantastic and blends well with the fall season.

S: Strong citrus notes at first. These quickly change to deep, dark fruit tones. I get a little plum, a little black cherry, and even a hint of raisin. A faint fruitiness from the yeast remains with a backdrop of citrus notes. Nice flavors, but a bit muted.

T: Only great flavors here. A lovely blend of orange/grapefruit citrus and plum fruitiness. A little black cherry as well. The bitterness is piney with some grapefruit notes and perfectly balanced. The hops really provide a middle groud citrus feel with more orange than grapefruit. The yeast is fairly clean, but provides some fruitiness that enhances the dark fruit flavors. I get a slight touch of raisin in the end of the drink. It is very slight. There must be some munich malt in here as this has a nice maltiness in the background. Very nice flavors, very well balanced.

M: Medium bodied. Fairly clean, but was slightly sticky in the back of my throat. Carbonation is middle of the road, which fits the style. Finishes fairly crisp.

D: This was an exceptional ale. Think of a West Coast hoppy red and kick it up a few notches. I really enjoyed the flavors that the malts brought to this beer. This is definitely and autumn seasonal I'll be going after again and again.

Photo of lovindahops
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, now this looks like a brew to get you ready for Halloween!

A- pours a reddish amber body with a fair head of foam. The color completely contributes to the american strong ale appearance

S- off the charts! An unprecedented balance of malt and grapefruit hops. There is no question that the brew is completely uplifting in the hops and malt department. Again, fantastic balance

T- Nosferatu is a repeat offender! The taste is a PERFECT mingle of hops and malt. I don't this I have even tasted this balance before in a beer. It's almost like it's its own unique style because of the balance. So dang tasty

M- great big beer carbonated flavor. Slightly syrupy at the end. Very impressive

D- Great Lakes continues to impress me with their brews. Nosferatu has completely drinkable and delicious properties. This will be a beer that I will forever keep going back to. I will grab a case of this for a Halloween get together no doubt!

Photo of mfunk9786
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excited to try this one, and a rare instance when label art makes me particularly excited to try a beer.

A: Ron Burgundy, what color is this beer? Rich. Mahogany. Off-white head that sticks to the side of the glass like there's Gorilla Glue in the recipe.

S: Smells delicious. Fresh hops and a sweet caramel malt aroma. An exciting take on the idea of an American Strong Ale, in that it certainly isn't a DIPA, but it certainly isn't a Black IPA or anything like that either. It's just a mega-malted hop bomb that defies definition, and the aroma gives it all away (as a great beer's aroma should!)

T: Tastes very juicy, this is the kind of hop taste that can be equated to fresh grapefruit (my second favorite hop flavor, if you're keeping score: the kind of lemony pine-sol hop flavor that can be found by the bowlful in Stone's Ruination IPA is my favorite). There's a ton of malt in this beer too, giving the whole experience a sweet dry finish not unlike a particularly fruity wine. Delicious.

M: Dry. Starts out a bit juicy but finishes with a tart character from the hops and a dry sweetness that leaves you wanting to drink more immediately. It must be noted that this is one of the most successfully carbonated big-alcohol beers I've ever had that isn't loaded with super-live yeast, too - Lost Abbey should pour a few of these and do a bit of research into why it's so damn bubbly and refreshing.

D: The dry finish and pleasant character of this beer leaves you wanting more. If it weren't so darn expensive for a 4-pack, it'd be a session beer. But if you make six or seven figures a year - hell, enjoy!

Photo of SuperNova777
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A:Poured a see thru reddish amber color with a finger worth of head that falls fairly
quickly leaving decent lacing down the glass

S:Smells of sweet malt and carmel with a slight hint of floral hops in there as well.

T:Up front there is not much flavor going on then a little sweetness in the middle
with a slight hop kick on the backend.

M:Body is a little thinner than you would expect with not much carbonation. Palate
is left a little dry.

D:I've heard a lot of people try to compare some brews with this (ie Arrogant Bastard) but really I don't think they are even in the same ball park. With this being easy drink with some decent flavor it is really only feeling average for me with nothing to great about it.

Photo of drabmuh
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ruby red and clear with a thin off white head of tiny bubbles that breaks and leaves lacing on the glass. Looks good.

Aroma is malty and nice, overall its a little light.

Beer is very caramelly. Beer has a medium body and finishes cleanly. Overall its a little light on flavor. I guess strong ale I want it to be maltier or heavier. Drinkability is good but its too light.

Photo of ccahoon22
3.34/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - This beer pours a reddish copper color with a good head.

S - There is a definite ale smell. You can also smell the alcohol combined with a hint of sweetness, but not too a very strong smell.

T - Very smooth taste without any distinct flavors aside from the standard ale taste. Definite hop taste with some bitterness. Overall good beer but lacks the character of other ales.

Photo of dudemuskie
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first of the year! Got it at The Andersons in Toledo in a mixer-6er. THE BEER WITH BITE.

Appearance- Brilliant, deep copper with a nice and tight, lingering light beige head. Lovely ringlets of lace with each sip.

Aroma- Leafy, herbal, slightly pungent, grapefruity hops with undertones of burnt sugar and rich caramel. Subtle kiss of roasted maltiness.

Flavor- Big hops straight off the bat- pungent, resinous herbal bitterness bear hugs the tongue and doesnt let go until well after you swallow. Some faint maltiness up front that really opens up in the middle to notes of burnt sugar and sweet caramel. Slight roastiness ties together with assertive resinous hop bitterness to definitely give the finish a bite, that lingers! Slight alcoholic strength noticeable in the finish, but quickly overpowered by hop pungency.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full bodied, moderate-high CO2 adds a bit of a carbonic bite, moderate residual sugars provide some stickiness. Mouthcoating bitterness and moderate residual sugars make for a palate punching brew. Sticky sweetness and resinous hops. Decent balance but definitely a hop-leaning brew.

Overall- Damn drinkable for an 8% brew! Really excellent to drink at the turning of the seasons. Sweet but bitter as hell. One of my favorite seasonals when I lived in Cleveland and definitely worth seeking this beauty out!

Photo of Spider889
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a beer I look forward to every year. As soon as I took a sip I was taken back to past years grilling in the last weeks before snow, Halloween parties, etc. It's getting pretty cold in Ohio already, this beer came out just in time!

Deep red/burgundy color. The head is the color of newly hewn oak. The head is light and bubbly, and it leaves gooey legs of thick lace.

Smells of earthy deep hops. Plenty of nice malty undertones, sweet caramel notes with an almost woody/peaty bite to it.

Very rich flavor here. Tons of acidic piney hops bite you off the bat. They are really up front and fighting out for the win over the other flavors. (This is in the top 2-3 most bitter beers that GLBC makes annually for retail sale.) All of the hoppiness is followed by sweet amber malts, a light sherry-like character, with some rye on the finish.

This beer is relatively smooth, very dry, with a medium bodied mouthfeel.

The drinkability is average. While the alcohol is not too overpowering, the hops can be over the course of the bottle. I could drink two, but by the end my palate would need a bit of a rest. However, I have a feeling that I'll be craving this with increasing zeal as the weather grows ever colder.

Photo of Sneers
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I love how Great Lakes names their beers, and this one is named after one of my favorite movies of all time.

Pours a brilliant translucent red with orange-amber edges and a thick tan-white head that leaves lots of lacing; lacing is almost a misnomer, this is more like a sheet.

Nosferatu is listed as an American Strong Ale, but the nose so far says IPA: bright citrus aroma with some candied pineapple sweetness. The taste confirms my suspicion; blind tasted, I'd peg this as a DIPA. Highly hopped, citrus flavor and bitterness. The malt is just enough to balance out the hops and add a moderate caramel sweetness, but the hops really dominate. I'd like to see a more aggressive malt on this one; otherwise, I don't see quite as much that sets it apart from Commodore Perry or Lake Erie Monster. The alcohol comes through on the finish a little strong.

Mouthfeel is medium and very smooth. The citrus flavor is a bit too bright for me, so the drinkability suffers a bit, but otherwise pretty good.

Photo of bsp77
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Slightly hazy reddish-amber with cream colored head that leaves a persistent thin line and slight lacing.

Smell: Orange, grapefruit & pine hops, caramel, and a spicy bread-like quality that reminds me of rye.

Taste: Great balance of American hops (orange, grapefruit, pine) and semi-sweet caramel and fruity malts. Ends spicy and bitter. It still reminds me a little of a ramped up Rye IPA/Red Ale.

Feel: Moderately low carbonation, very smooth, oily and full body. Dry and warming finish.

Drinkability: Just a stellar beer. Seems like a Double IPA with a slightly different malt base. This has more than redeemed my faith in Great Lakes after my sub-par opinion of their Octoberfest.

Photo of Buebie
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taken from notes, consumed at ABR saturday, also have a bottle here to refresh my memory.

Poured a burnt dark red, transparent, some deep copper highlights. An inch of off white head. Settling to leave a thin cap and generous collar.
Spicy earthy onion laced mustard seed hop aroma. light roasted grains, some nuttiness and malt.
Taste is very good, reflecting aroma to a T. More hop strength in taste, earthy and floral with some citric sweetness, becoming dank with some welcome bittering. Bitters work together though and help to balance the large malt presence and burnt caramel. Rich and delicious. This beer is in harmony with all flavors.
Mouthfeel has a fuller feel with medium amounts of carbonation.

This could be one of the better, if not best ASA's I've had. Things I really enjoyed in this beer were the color, hop combo is stellar, and malty balance between bitterness. I would love to know what the hop combo was too, it is scrumdiddlyumptios (Ned Flanders) Heat is nowhere to be found, making it a dangerous brew to consume in multiples. Very easy to drink.

Witty bottle label humor makes me lol

"Vampire pro: They live without lights, which really helps to conserve energy" Vampires are earth friendly with green in mind.

Photo of jwhancher
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Mad Mex. Bartender said this was a worthwhile brew to try. Appears amberish in color with nice lacing clinging to the pint glass in ring set sequences. Smells mostly hoppy with pine, citrus, and peppery notes. Tastes mostly hoppy with a subdued malt backbone that's hidden behind this abundance of hops. Should this be an IPA? The strong ale label complexes me. Either way, it's a slow drinking hoppy beer with bitter mouthfeel and dry then sweet mouthfeel. Sees like a sipper to me.

Photo of sphmiel
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 2010 bottle, thanks to a friend's recent visit to Ohio, as it seldom travels this far in the midwest.

Poured into a NB snifter, dark mahogany body, tan head that quickly dissipates, and laces.
Smell is complex, citrus hops over a toasty, caramel malt, very inviting.
Taste is awesome, combining the upfront Cascade hops, quickly followed by the toasty, caramel maltiness. Nice mouthfeel, with enough carbonation to clear the sweetness, and invites another taste.
The alcohol is well hidden, deceptively so, tempting to treat it as a session beer rather than a sipper.

This is another excellent brew from Great Lakes, and worth seeking out.

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep crimson with a thin eggshell head that settles quickly to a thin film. Carbonation is mild, but lacing sticks to the glass with ease.

S: Piney hop nose, with fruity notes lingering in the backround. Malt gives aromas of caramel and toast.

T: Hops blast the palate with pine, spring flowers, and citrus notes, while at the same time being balanced out with caramel and cereal flavors. The finish is dry and robust, yet very clean.

Notes: This beer has great flavor and depth, but it lacks a bit in body for the style. Overall, Nosferatu is a medium bodied brew that's tasty as Hell, and very easy to drink.

Photo of LiquidCucumber
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber with a huge fluffy white head which sticks all over the glass.

S - Bready malts come first with strong notes of multigrain crackers and triscuits. This interesting hit of savory is followed by a sweet citrusy hop scent.

T - This stuff tastes like I am eating muligrain bread mixed with hops. That's pretty awesome really. There are hints of caramel and even savory chicken. Odd peppery flavor on the back end.

M - Medium body with a surprising amount of creaminess. The carb seems to be right on and this one sticks around your mouth, nice.

D - Pretty decent at 8%, as I really don't feel much alcohol burn. The astringency from the hops detracts some. I think this should be brewed more regularly and it could be Ohio's own take on a beer like Arrogant Bastard.

Photo of boomer31
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep copper red with a thin beige head. Head sticks to glass.

S - Fruity and piney hop and sweet caramel malt. I really enjoy the hop presence here, smells of an IPA with a nice malt backbone.

T - Up front there is a hint of grapefruit followed by sweet malt then grass. Really enjoyable ale here. Nothing overpowering, well balanced.

M - Rich low carb. Hops seems to stick to your toungue

D - A very nice drinkable fall brew. The hops a very nice, not in your face IPA but balance well with the malt.

Overall a great ale from GL. Can't wait to get my hands on more of their brews. This is balanced and very enjoyable.

Photo of jampics2
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at GLBC for Oktoberfest. Served in a pint glass.

This seasonal offering from GLBC is marketed as a "beer with bite". Available mid-September through October, it arrives just in time for the Halloween season. Let's see if it can live up to it's "scary" good reputation as one of their best brews.

This is a wonderful looking beer, it's firey red and brown with a beautiful white head and nice lace. Just looking at it makes me thirsty. Not thirsty for blood, just great beer!

Nasferatu is hoppy, that's for sure. The hops basically jump out of the glass and attack. There's a ton of Cascade hops, adding their signature grapefruit and citrus notes to the boquet. There's even a touch of pine and woodiness from the Simcoe hops. A sweet caramel and slightly toasted malt base lets everything shine, giving some impressions of toffee and even a touch of tobacco. This is a very good smelling beer, very inviting and bold. Almost too smooth and seductive, let's hope it's not a rouse to lure me in and strike.

The most remarkable thing about the way Nasferatu tastes is the depth and variety of flavors. This is a bold beer but it's not a brute monster as it's label depicts - if anything, it's a deeper, more sophisticated succubus. The most bold flavors are obviously the hops, as they add a lot of pleasant bitterness with pine and citrus flavors. The malt base is also formidable. It comes across as a mixture of sweet caramel (thanks to the crystal malt) and some toasted/biscuit flavors that the secret specialty roasted malts contribute. There's even a touch of chocolate. There's a ton of flavor but a ton of balance as well. A really well formulated beer - something you don't see enough of in the current world of extreme and imperial everything.

Like all other Great Lakes beers, this Stock Ale/Old Ale feels great in my mouth. It's creamy but firm with just enough carbonation to keep things fresh. It's got a nice medium body and some lingering bitterness in the finish along with some toasty malt. Clean and very drinkable.

Nasferatu is a beer that will bite your palate with flavor. But don't fight it, this isn't a monster of the bloodsucking kind. Instead, it's an imperial red ale that's sure to please the palate with rich, sweet, toasty malts and a coffin full of hops. An awesome beer and certainly deserving of all the praise it receives. Great Lakes was making this beer long before Twilight made vampires trendy, and it's (oc)cult following will continue long after the trend has passed.

Photo of Swill5786
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a reddish-amber with minimal head. Should have been more aggressive on the pour. Nose is primarily piney hops, some grapefruit, malt sweetness lingering in the background. Bitter from start to finish. Hoppy to the extreme with faint caramel malt. Pine and grapefruit are overt in this wet finish. Hints of an imperial IPA, but not as assertive. Mouthfeel is lightish, drinkability moderate.

Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.