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Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,873 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,873
Reviews: 828
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 166
Gots: 96 | 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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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-16-2012 02:10:46 | More by Pensfan0782
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BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-14-2012 00:44:53 | More by BeerBucks
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IrishPilot

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-13-2012 22:23:25 | More by IrishPilot
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-13-2012 11:58:48 | More by MN_Beerticker
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bmquin

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-13-2012 07:25:04 | More by bmquin
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

We pour a dark brew, of a reddish cider coloring. It holds a creamy two finger head of eggnog colored bubbles, showing great retention. Once it finally begins to abate it leaves sheets of patterned lacing all around the glass, with aggregates across half the liquid’s surface. There is a thick haze to it, no sediment, and average carbonation. The aroma is a mix of rich caramel and coiny malts, with citric, floral, and soapy hops. The malts also show a rye-like quality, with some sourness and bite on the back. The sting of booze and the milkiness of heavy creamer become stronger with warmth. Our first impression is that the beer is nicely satisfying. As we sip, the flavoring opens with sweetness of caramel malts, and a spicy lemon hop. The hops also show nectar of sweet flowers, with an herbal breakfast tea quality. Really, it tastes like cold tea, with generous inclusions of sweet creamer, honey, and a wedge of lemon. The middle peaks with more strength to these tea-like tannins. We finish with more sweetness than anywhere else in the sip. This comes in the form of strawberry freshness, sweeter citric hops, caramel malts, lemon candy suckers, and sweetened iced tea. The aftertaste breathes of white sugar, dirt and grit from the initial hit of malts, peppery booze, lemony hops, and light floral notes. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium. There is fantastic slurp, cream, and smack to each sip, with a general softness as it sloshes around the mouth. The mouth is left cooled, wet, and satiated, with little dryness to speak of, despite the stark tannins. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the smoothness of flavoring, and the beautifully creamy feel. The flavoring showed a nice depth to the malts in the way of sweetness, while the hops came in for a nice balance. They, too, were sweeter, giving an ultimate impression of a sweeter beer, all around, to the drinker. The feel is really what did it for us. While the flavoring was all there, the mouth was so creamy and delicate, with such glorious creaminess and frothiness, we were left coming back for more and more.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 04:36:03 | More by TheBrewo
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bif_fat_sellout


4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-13-2012 00:50:09 | More by bif_fat_sellout
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-12-2012 22:42:47 | More by rm9679
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-12-2012 14:39:42 | More by Dank26
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blackcompg

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours nearly 2 fingers of light khaki foam, body is a beautiful translucent amber red,

Smell - Ripe plums, mango, ruby red grapefruit, some lite carmels, touch of vanilla.

Taste - Starts with ripe plums and some ripe papaya and mango, then I quickly get some grapefruit pith and dry plum pits, along with a slight anise licorice flavor. The finish is ruby red grapefruit pith, on the dry side, with touches of plum sweetness at the sides of the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel with some nice full flavors, carb is medium and provides a little cleansing with some sharp edges at the sides and mostly the back of the tongue.

Overall - There is some really nice complexity and balance going on here - A very interesting and flavorful imperial red, one that I would definitely recommend and try again.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 03:50:31 | More by blackcompg
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jtw21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-12-2012 03:13:15 | More by jtw21
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-11-2012 20:49:08 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-11-2012 14:54:15 | More by Yusko
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-11-2012 05:04:34 | More by beerme626
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-11-2012 02:22:50 | More by elevatedgreens
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-10-2012 21:56:08 | More by largemouthdmb
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-10-2012 19:38:11 | More by Tarks
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GringoKid

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-10-2012 13:26:20 | More by GringoKid
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Preluderl

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

11-09-2012 14:26:12 | More by Preluderl
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-09-2012 03:07:36 | More by KingBiscuit
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-08-2012 23:26:51 | More by LarryMyers
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-08-2012 21:40:39 | More by dbvidmar
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-08-2012 17:40:05 | More by zekeman17
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-07-2012 23:39:43 | More by Mark5252
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,873 ratings.