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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,892 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,892
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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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

03-17-2014 23:46:46 | More by Jnet0125
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

02-25-2013 01:33:27 | More by duff247
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qwe2323

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

09-24-2012 20:10:58 | More by qwe2323
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

12-31-2011 04:34:17 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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XenonX

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

09-15-2012 00:02:57 | More by XenonX
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

07-31-2012 04:24:47 | More by WDJersey
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

11-25-2011 21:05:07 | More by deapokid
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jar66su

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

11-03-2012 01:14:48 | More by jar66su
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kirok1999

Ohio

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

My first bottle of the 06. Not as wild and musky as on tap. Seemed a much tamer beer.

A- Dark redish brown, moderate head that laces somewhat.

S- Nice malt notes at first, sweet toffee, dark fruit balanced by hop bitterness.

T- Much mellower than on tap. Smooth, dark, and malty. Well balanced with the hops. Sweet malt notes at first with a definite alcohol body. Hops come through in the end and leave a slight bitter aftertaste, not a bad one at all.

D- I like the tap version better, just because it's a wilder animal than the bottle. All in all this a very nice rendition of a strong ale, hearty and refreshing on a cool night.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2006 22:59:09 | More by kirok1999
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

10-12-2013 02:31:20 | More by ShemRahBoo
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

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

Before I start, I have to say that Murnau's Nosferatu is one of my favorite movies, so when I saw the cover of this beer way back when, I knew I needed to try it at some point along the line. Anyway, it pours a dark rosy color, with a little less than a finger of white heading. The head does seem to stick around for a while too. In the nose I get some maple syrup, roasted grains, toast and honey. Flavor has many of the components of the smell, however there is a more bitter hop taste going on here that almost comes across as burnt. The texture of this beer is medium, but rich in complexity. Although this is an older bottle, (best enjoyed by November of last year) it seems to have stood the test of time pretty well. Still, I would love to try a fresh bottle, and compare. This beer is a definite winner for me. I am almost inspired to throw on the Nosferatu DVD right now. Cheers to Great Lakes.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 03:16:51 | More by jamie2dope
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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

12-02-2011 00:04:30 | More by SATBMan
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quasimoto

Ohio

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

A - Deep crystal clear amber/copper color with a nice tan head that leaves a lot of lace.

S - It has a lot of deep piney and citrusy hop aromaas going on. There is a also a background of.... some what a cinnamony caramelish malt flavor. I recently found some strong fruity-like aromas, such as some plum and/or raisin. Also has sort of an oaky aroma

T - A deep, slightly oak tinged heavy toasted malt flavor. All of this is encompased by strong flavors of hops. Those fruit aromas kind of transfer over. THe plum like character is very nice. Very sweet.

M - The first initial hit of the tounge brings the carbination bite, but is muffed out by the heavy mouthfeel of this monster. The alcohol warms the mouth and coats it, but then ends dry.

D - For this style, I believe it to be top notch. Just be carefull of the ABV...it'll creep up and bite you. (note: the biting comment was not intended to be a bad vampire joke)

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2006 21:54:57 | More by quasimoto
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

12-28-2011 18:56:07 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

Bottle shared by Jeff. Thanks man.

The beer is copper hued with an off-white head. Ample lacing coats the walls of the glass. The aroma offers a sufficient malt bill, pine, hops. A healthy bitterness exists throughout with a mild, bready sweetness. A tasty beer and solid example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 02:22:08 | More by Huhzubendah
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Fast4amoose


4/5  rDev -2%

09-05-2012 22:18:41 | More by Fast4amoose
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -2%

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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

09-15-2013 19:46:30 | More by Agentveba
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

02-17-2014 23:32:04 | More by jaymo18
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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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tmt71883

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

11-17-2012 22:18:40 | More by tmt71883
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riemster

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

08-27-2013 22:46:20 | More by riemster
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

10-02-2012 00:27:49 | More by Dirtinabottle
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

01-14-2013 20:03:49 | More by BlissJunkie
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,892 ratings.