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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,127 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,127
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 196
Gots: 184 | 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 wvsabbath
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Red, dark brown. 1 inch creamy head, nice lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit, pineapple, some grapes, rye and spices. A little mix of fig and raisin.

Taste - First sip is a really nice mix of a hoppy ipa and a Belgium strong ale. Grapefruit and pine mixed with some rye, spices and a toasted light malt backbone. There is a underlying flavor of toasted malt, raisin and rye. A citric note rounds out this amazing beer.

Mouthfeel - The hops, spices and toasty malts all coat the tongue. Palate gets more pineapple, grapefruit, raisin and a nice citric blast. The aftertaste is toasty malts, pineapple, grapefruit and rye.

Drinkabilty - I love this beer, loads of flavor, lots of multiple flavors. Balanced, has a great mix of west coast ipa flavors and Belgium spices mixed with some rye and great lakes unique twist of ingredients to create a truly great beer. This has to be my favorite release by them, world class and so good to drink and enjoy for the month of September.

wvsabbath, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Mantooth, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark orange, almost red, fairly clear, with a one inch head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like caramel malt, pine, grapefruit, and a little bit of booze.

The taste is similar. This is basically a Double Amber IPA, in the vein of Nugget Nectar, but with more emphasis on malt than NN. Big malt backbone, bready and toasty, with tastes of drizzled caramel, along with a huge hop blast, grapefruit and pine at the forefront, with some lemon as well. The booze is luckily not noticeable in the taste.

Medium bodied, crisp, fairly dry mouthfeel. There is a medium amount of carbonation- this one is very drinkable.

Great Lakes does well again, this is a great beer.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

HeyYoMar, Sep 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

jpd026, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

civicm87, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

tom10101, Aug 14, 2013
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,127 ratings.