Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.68/5 rDev -10%
This abides by German purity law, yet somehow has a slightly sprucy flavor to it (chinook hops?). Great taste and mouthfeel make it a worthwhile pour. Tends to linger pleasantly on the palate, so savoring it makes the experience better. Gotta love the label artwork.
12-21-2012 04:07:19 | More by jcook
3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured from 12oz bottle into CBS snifter. Served chilled, but enjoyed slowly to room temperature.
A) This is a really nice red brew. Kind of a cranberry copper color. An aggressive pour provided a full finger of head, which was well maintained. Nice lacing...
S) Plenty of caramel maltiness, there was also a light scent of fresh pineapple chunks. Light grass and citrus shavings.
T) Again, a good amount of caramel maltiness, a little roast too. The pineapple I found on the nose is not prominent on the flavor front. There is light citrus peel. I would have like a bit more of the tropical fruit and citrus to come through. This finishes up grassy and bitter. The 8% ABV stays well hidden.
M) Medium body with decent carbonation. It has a nice smooth mouthfeel out of the gate, but this gives way to a mouth coating bitterness, which is primarily citrus rind, with a touch of grass.
O) This is a very good imperial red... It really comes down to what you enjoy most, and I would have preferred this to have more of a tropical fruit/citrus hop presence, kind of like a Lucky 13 or Brian Boru. Glad I finally gave it a try, and have no regrets.
12-15-2012 05:44:23 | More by RoamingGnome
4/5 rDev -2.2%
A: A light copper color with great clarity and a long lasting light-tan head.
S: A rich malty aroma with a moderately-strong citrus and resinous pine hops aroma. The aroma is complex but I get all malt hops and alcohol with little else getting past.
T: A strong grainy malt flavor with a firm hops bitterness complimented by a decent amount of alcohol. There is a moderate citrus hops flavor. The balance is pretty bitter with an off-dry finish and a linger hops bitterness in the the after taste.
M: A lightly creamy, medium-full bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A strong alcohol warmth.
O: I look forward to this Strong warming beer every year with it's solid bitterness and decent hops flavor and aroma it never disappoints.
12-13-2012 01:16:51 | More by MadScientist
3.1/5 rDev -24.2%
Pours a clear, reddish-amber color with a medium sized frothy, off-white head that recedes to leave some spotty lacing.
Aromas begin with the hops consisting of grassy, grapefruit and spicy pepper. Then you get more citrus and biting grapefruit. As it warms you get some of the malt base with a a toasted biscuity maltiness and emerging alcohol.
The tastes begin with the toasted biscuit maltiness a bit of caramel sweetness. Then the grassy, leafy hops combined with freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice which adds a ton of bitterness. The finish has some spicy alcohol and spicy hop character as well.
The mouthfeel medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is thin, brash and biting.
Overall this was a miss for me. For how much I love great lakes lagers and darker beers, I have found their IPA line-up to be quite underwhelming. There is too much alcohol, brash hops and a thin mouthfeel which just doesn't work for me. As a big fan of Amber Ales (imperial or generic), I cannot recommend this.
12-07-2012 16:31:01 | More by claspada
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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