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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,893 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,893
Reviews: 830
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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JVan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2012 20:32:48 | More by JVan
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larbush

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-24-2012 01:23:05 | More by larbush
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brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2012 00:44:31 | More by brbrocc
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-24-2012 00:38:38 | More by HumanParaquat
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-23-2012 23:45:32 | More by gtermi
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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
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,893 ratings.