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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,171 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,171
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 197
Gots: 195 | 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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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful burnt red color. The head is typical for the style: about one fingers worth, with an off-white shade. It fades away slowly leaving nice ring of lacing on the glass.

S: This is dominant in burnt caramel. Touches of piny, herbal hops blend well within all the caramel the nose provides. Slightly bready, too, almost like pumpernickel in a way. I could use a touch more hops, but I doubt it's the freshest bottle.

T: It pretty much tastes just like it smells. Plenty of burnt caramel and toffee malt start this one off, with a pleasant balancing hop quality (mostly piny, not much citrus). I like the aftertaste and it's mild nuttiness. Fairly balanced and mellow, almost to a fault - no one note really sticks out.

M: The general feel is bit sharper than I'd like, both in carbonation (pokes through the body somewhat excessively) and actual texture (it's rather coarse). Aside from those two niggles, the dry finish helps it go down easily.

O: Not my favorite beer, but neither is it my favorite style. It's quite well made though - there are definitely others out there who will enjoy it more than I did.

ThisWangsChung, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

clevelandhops, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Hacksaw99, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jak, Sep 15, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured Nosferatu into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a dark clear amber with one finger of off white head.

S - Getting some grapefruit, light pine, light hops in there.

T - Very nice, smooth rich malts with grapefruit, pine, some light citrus in there mid palate. It has some toffee and carmel in there as well. Much better flavor than the aroma.

M - Again very smooth, medium carbonation, with medium mouthfeel.

O - Nice offerring from Great Lakes. Recommended ! Cheers!

fitrock2112, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Lynn, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
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%

Mantooth, Sep 10, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +4.2%

HeyYoMar, Sep 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

jpd026, Sep 09, 2013
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,171 ratings.