Nosferatu | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Red Ale

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,822
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
2,666
pDev:
10.57%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of rapayn01
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a tasty bottle consumed last fall (just catching up on some reviews). The high abv is dangerously hidden in this flavorful beer. It is fairly balanced between malt and hop, which is what I prefer in a red ale -- though I'm also ok if it tilts towards the hop. It is not overly malty.

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice sark amber color with a nice head and lacing. Aroma had pleasant hints, the taste follows the nose with a pleasant flavor. A medium bodied well carbonated beer.

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Photo of joshhug141
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nbrown2844
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tastes exactly how you you expect a midwestern styled amber to. Hints of german influence in the malting, but overall a very authentic beer to the style. Nice biscuit and toffee to go with moderate hops. Very solid beer all around

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woemad
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received from WesMantooth. Bottled on November 14, 2017, per the stamp on the label. Only my 2nd beer from GL's portfolio (I've had several Eddie Fitz's from several BAs).

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a dark, ruby-amber color, with good clarity. Thin, beige head dropped quickly and left minimal, spotty lace.

This has a vmery malty aroma, which is no surprise, but it's more complex than that. Toasted malts, mild nuttiness, a bit like a Vienna lager, but also with a little bit of citrusy hop aroma. Not a run of the mill amber ale!

A little sweet for me, but also more complex tasting than most of the style. Unlike so many ambers, there's a depth to this beer, which, like I alluded to above, reminds me of a Vienna lager with its toasted, nutty character, but there's also a restrained yet citrusy hoppiness. Weirdly, these things meld together rather well. There's also a little bit of alcohol "heat," but it's fairly mellow. Finish is slightly dry.

Medium-full body to this. With it's similarity to whatever a hoppy Vienna lager might taste like if it existed, I almost expected it to finish clean like a lager, but not quite.

I'm generally not a fan of ambers, but this one made for an enjoyable after dinner beer on this mid-winter night of temperatures dropping back to normal. A good beer to warm the bones up just a little. Thanks, Corey!

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Photo of Duncian
3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jet812
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stucat
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stofko1992
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sb17
4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Manthon
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichRobert
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gardner254
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at The Wooden Keg in Minersville, PA Saturday night.

Arrived in a standard pint glass, reddish vienna lager coloring with decent white head, leaving very good lacing.

Kind of a bittersweet aroma, mixed malt, caramel, and hops.

Tate is quite aggressive. The sweetness wins out over the malt, there is a pineyness to it as well, with a slight pepper hit. Faintly hot. Overall, pretty tasty brew.

Sweet and sharp on the tongue ,well above medium on the mouth.

Overall, glad to find this one one tap, would have again.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another winner from Great Lakes! I really like this ale and will purchase again.

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Photo of LXMRTN
3.21/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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