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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
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2,311 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,311
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 230
Gots: 276 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

Imperial Red Ale
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a lighter mahogany for with 3 fingers of caramel head. Good retention, great lacing.

S - lots of sweet caramel, some toffee and earthy hops. Minimal citrus notes.

T - great combination of bitter hops and slightly rosary toffee and caramel malts. Quite toasty. Finish is earthy hops and rich toffee. Aftertaste add minimal amounts of citrus.

M - medium bodied, good carb. Decently drinkable.

O - Good, simple flavor. Decent hop bitterness with a good sweet caramel and toasted toffee flavor. Hints of lemon come through at the end. Flavor is a little disproportionate in my opinion, aging for another month or two may improve the balance

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a mini snifter.

A: Deep mahogany blood red with a bone white head. Lacing is super, super sticky.

S: Caramel, sugary malts, molasses, burnt pine needles.

T: Caramel malts, burnt oranges, light pine, with an herbal bitterness.

M: A little below medium carbonation with a pleasantly long herbal bitter aftertaste that lingers for minutes. Seriously killer mouthfeel.

O: This is a seriously tasty beer. I can see why it's perfect for the fall months; it fits my seasonal taste buds flawlessly. I personally greatly dislike red ales, but I somehow find myself trying a new one every now and then. This one puts all the others to shame. Definitely a great October beer.

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

Pours with great clarity, a medium amber color with a blood orange hue. Fat head of foam that fell to a thin cap and ring and left good lace. Nose is toasted malt and biscuit. Earthy rye with a bit of pepper, pine grapefruit and resin. Floral hops and no alcohol on the nose. The taste is amber. It's a liquid malt sweetness with a very bitter pine that literally bites you amidst all the sweetness. Grapefruit keeps it flowing and the mouthfeel is sticky and medium heavy with good carbonation. The malt is so deep and rich it's just shy of chewy. It cascades over the palate and leaves with a nice sweetly bitter aftertaste. There is no alcohol on the palate just a nice little warmth after a few sips.

Great Lakes has made a terrific beer here. I love the rich malt character of this. The hop resin coats the palate and brings out the toasty malt and the sweetness perfectly.

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,311 ratings.