Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev -13.7%
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.
11-25-2012 03:04:56 | More by kylehay2004
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
11-25-2012 00:05:34 | More by HANGOVER
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
11-24-2012 05:27:19 | More by BierStein711
3.13/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
11-17-2012 23:37:13 | More by Meerkey
3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
11-16-2012 02:26:45 | More by IronLover
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
We pour a dark brew, of a reddish cider coloring. It holds a creamy two finger head of eggnog colored bubbles, showing great retention. Once it finally begins to abate it leaves sheets of patterned lacing all around the glass, with aggregates across half the liquid’s surface. There is a thick haze to it, no sediment, and average carbonation. The aroma is a mix of rich caramel and coiny malts, with citric, floral, and soapy hops. The malts also show a rye-like quality, with some sourness and bite on the back. The sting of booze and the milkiness of heavy creamer become stronger with warmth. Our first impression is that the beer is nicely satisfying. As we sip, the flavoring opens with sweetness of caramel malts, and a spicy lemon hop. The hops also show nectar of sweet flowers, with an herbal breakfast tea quality. Really, it tastes like cold tea, with generous inclusions of sweet creamer, honey, and a wedge of lemon. The middle peaks with more strength to these tea-like tannins. We finish with more sweetness than anywhere else in the sip. This comes in the form of strawberry freshness, sweeter citric hops, caramel malts, lemon candy suckers, and sweetened iced tea. The aftertaste breathes of white sugar, dirt and grit from the initial hit of malts, peppery booze, lemony hops, and light floral notes. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium. There is fantastic slurp, cream, and smack to each sip, with a general softness as it sloshes around the mouth. The mouth is left cooled, wet, and satiated, with little dryness to speak of, despite the stark tannins. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the smoothness of flavoring, and the beautifully creamy feel. The flavoring showed a nice depth to the malts in the way of sweetness, while the hops came in for a nice balance. They, too, were sweeter, giving an ultimate impression of a sweeter beer, all around, to the drinker. The feel is really what did it for us. While the flavoring was all there, the mouth was so creamy and delicate, with such glorious creaminess and frothiness, we were left coming back for more and more.
11-13-2012 04:36:03 | More by TheBrewo
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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