Great Lakes Nosferatu | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes NosferatuGreat Lakes Nosferatu
BA SCORE
88.3%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 2,626 ratings
Great Lakes NosferatuGreat Lakes Nosferatu
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:
#2,345
Reviews:
920
Ratings:
2,626
Liked:
2,318
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
10.57%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
283
Gots:
442
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CowboyFromHell666
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cdclark81
2.97/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer is a filtered, very deep red. The head dissipated rather quickly and leaves behind a little lacing. Strong hop bit on the nose. Very hoppy on the tongue as well. I'm not getting much more than hop out of this. Personally, I don't like IPAs, and I know this is a red/amber, but it has that bug spray, IPA taste. Not a fan.

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Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When everyone else is grabbing pumpkin beers, I reach for Nosferatu. One of Great Lakes exceptional seasonal beers. Gazing at the blood red color is worth the price. The taste is frightfully good.

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Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of unclekeith
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burnstar
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcaputo99
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good color and feel...medium body but falls a bit short on flavor for a red ale. Pretty expensive for a four pack bottles. Bought this for cold fall nights and would probably buy it again next season for a change...its different.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Schweetbeard
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Irish57
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeLev
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SMKilp
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

The appearance was a nice semi-dark red to slightly hazy looking brown color with a decent half fingered white foamy head that died super quickly. There wasn’t much lacing. The smell was super malty and yet somewhat roasty with some light nuttiness about it. The taste was malty sweet and had some of that roasty nuttiness coming back in there. There was a quick roasty nutty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium and showed a decent sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation seemed really subdued, but still okay to me as it wasn’t anything bad. Overall, pretty good American Strong ale worthy of more pours.

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Photo of PGH_BeerSnob
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wiescins
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice RED ale from GLBC here in Cleveland. Nice reddish hue and a good aroma. Not too strong with a nice flavor and good finish. Would like to have one on tap.

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Photo of themegamancave
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a deep amber red with an off white head.

The beer is a little past prime so the caramel malt is coming through strong.

Taste is a nice balance of roasted malt and sweet malt.

Delicious for a beer thats probably two months too old.

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.3% out of 100 with 2,626 ratings
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