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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,283 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,283
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 220
Gots: 245 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(Best by) 11/13/14, so a little past its prime. Bought about three weeks ago on a trip through Pennsylvania.

But why such a gross label graphic? Scary for Halloween, but unappetizing and seemingly sophomoric. Are they trying to give Stone a run for their graphics money?

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's tulip.

a: Clear ruby/copper with a finger thick tan head which receded to patchy surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild caramel malt.

t: Smooth muted caramel malt with slight fruit notes and just enough hop bite for good balance. Dry finish. High ABV super well covered.

m: Medium, very smooth, good amount of carbonation tingle.

o; An enjoyable red, probably the best of this style I have had, perhaps with more hop presence when fresh but nicely balanced now. Would buy more if GL was available in my state.

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Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass

A - A garnet colored body supports a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates into lacing along the glass.

S - Orange rind, raisins, pine, and a crisp earthiness. A spectral aroma of boozy esters waft from the glass, too.

T - A splendid blend of hops of malt. Orange rind, pine sap, toffee, and earthy spice meld together in perfect harmony. The finish is moderately dry, a tad bitter, with a hint of caramel sweetness.

M - Splendid - a fairly low carbonation pairs with moderate, slightly sticky body.

O - A autumnal favorite and a welcome reprieve from the onslaught of pumpkin beers. A brew to make Count Orlok proud.

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,283 ratings.