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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,888 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,888
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 170
Gots: 98 | FT: 6
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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BillyLrsn

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-23-2012 23:26:39 | More by BillyLrsn
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-23-2012 16:30:01 | More by richkrull
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jaxray8

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

10-23-2012 05:09:53 | More by jaxray8
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heizerbjj

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

10-22-2012 22:17:42 | More by heizerbjj
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-22-2012 17:14:11 | More by timwardjr
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into DFH Signature glass. Best by 11/13/12. Thanks to mrfong07 for sending this one.

A - Pours a dark amber color with a thin layer of off-white carbonation. The dense, but thin, head makes for the perfect laser etching effect. I can make out the entire Dogfish logo on the surface. Great lacing.

S - Sweet orange marmalade, pine hops, and a nice mellowing roasty character. Maybe a bit nutty. Complex and different form the norm.

T - Very similar to the nose. Caramel malts and a nutty/roasty character that keeps it form being very sweet. Some dry, bitter pine on the finish.

M - Medium bodied and smooth.

O - I understand why this is classified int he somewhat ambiguous style of american strong ale. The flavors are very unique with a combination of roasty, hoppy, and nutty. This is a perfect fall brew in my opinion. I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 01:58:06 | More by NoLeafClover44
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

10-21-2012 16:57:46 | More by jackrodgers77
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MrJuengling

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-21-2012 06:42:07 | More by MrJuengling
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thebestassemblyline


3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-20-2012 18:42:16 | More by thebestassemblyline
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Jeruba


3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

10-20-2012 17:51:20 | More by Jeruba
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medicinalpurpose

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-20-2012 14:35:59 | More by medicinalpurpose
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-19-2012 18:46:28 | More by PopnLoads
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eawolff99

Colorado

3/5  rDev -26.5%

10-19-2012 01:43:12 | More by eawolff99
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JamesMN

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber/red hue with very light brown head.

Aroma: Nice barley character with some sweet hop presence.

Taste: Like this one immediately. Great barley flavor in there, the whole malt bill shines. Caramel and amber malt flavors as well. Nice earthy and hop presence with a little grapefruit. Very good balance of sweet malt and bitter hops. Moderate bitterness in this one, probably around 60 to 70 IBUs. A bit of a dry finish and lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A tad over medium bodied with average carbonation. Easy drinking.

Final Thoughts: I heard some good things about this beer so I went ahead and bought a bottle. Wish I would have sooner. A well-rounded full-flavored brew with a lot of things to like about it. Would I drink it again? Yep.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 23:53:22 | More by JamesMN
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BillieWest


3/5  rDev -26.5%

10-18-2012 21:55:55 | More by BillieWest
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CircusBoy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-18-2012 00:59:18 | More by CircusBoy
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark amber-brown with a two finger light tan head and awesome lacing stuck to the glass.

S- biscuity nose with piney hops and sweet malt

T- piney-citrus hops kick up front, balanced with a sweet caramel maltiness. Notes of toasted grain offer a solid backbone. The alcohol produces dark fruit flavors and is warming but not overpowering.

M- medium body, medium carbonation, not too syrupy for the ABV, finishes slightly foamy.

O- this one packs a lunch but is well balanced, the malts are sweet, but the hops provide just enough to balance it our. This is definitely a sipping beer and a good selection for a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 14:35:12 | More by Treyliff
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-17-2012 00:11:27 | More by DMarlinJ
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C2H5

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-16-2012 04:14:01 | More by C2H5
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Maltser85

North Dakota

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured a nice clear red color with nice small bubbles streaming up from the bottom. The head was a nice frothy off white.

Smell was hop forward with notes of fruit and citrus with a hint of spice. This smell was backed up by a definite caramel maltiness. No hint of alcohol.

Initial taste was slightly earth hop forward that moved into the sweet malt. Caramel filled the palate followed by a sharp hop bitterness the dissipated to a nice alcohol warming in the belly. As the beer warmed it seemed to thin a bit in the mouthfeel, however the alcohol did not become more apparent.

I liked this beer a lot, my only complaint is also my greatest compliment. This beer is very simple. Hop bitterness and sweet malt. It is deliciously simple and that is probably its only fault!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 01:58:37 | More by Maltser85
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

10-15-2012 23:21:31 | More by Artjsantos
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Twifiter

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-15-2012 20:00:18 | More by Twifiter
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bzach

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-15-2012 05:50:11 | More by bzach
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mattbk

New York

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear, amber, lightly carbonated, nice tan head.
S: Some decent hop presence on this, crisp grapefruit, there's some underlying sweetness, not a ton of aroma because of the low carbonation.
T: First, hop presence, then bitterness, then yields to malt sweetness. The flavor is more grapefruit and orange citrus, the malt is toasted bread, biscuity, some caramel. The two play well together and make this a very interesting and flavorful beer. I like that the hops aren't overwhelming here, I find this happens too many times with ambers, which turns them into IPAs..
M: Medium mouthfeel, low carbonation, good for style.
O: Not an overwhelmingly amazing beer, but solid on all fronts, and featuring the signature Great Lakes maltiness, which is one of my favorite tastes in any beer. Worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:34:22 | More by mattbk
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice transparent ruby colored body with copper hues beneath the half inch tan head that slowly dissolves to leave a scattered lacing around the glass.

Sweet fruity and caramel malt notes rise from the glass as well as earthy hops, a touch of peppery spice, and yeast.

The flavor offers more sweet malt, nutty and caramel, with a woody hop bite, and just a hint of dark fruit like cherries.

Medium to fuller in body with generous carbonation and a biting hop finish.

As advertised, this beer has tons of character and is great for a cool autumn night.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 01:40:18 | More by CHADMC3
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,888 ratings.