Great Lakes Nosferatu | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes NosferatuGreat Lakes Nosferatu
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Great Lakes NosferatuGreat Lakes Nosferatu

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

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

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From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via A friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This nice red ale pours a bright and clear reddish mahogany with a moderate
head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and features light
lacing. Nose of toasted malts, honey, and floral notes with a touch of pine.
Flavors follow the nose with nice toasted biscuit and honey awash in light
pine notes with a touch of citrus in there as well with a sweet moderately
piney aftertaste. Very nice mouth feel, smooth, lightly crisp, and lightly dry on the
finish. A solid imperial red.


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Thanks to PBRStreetgang for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The ale is an amber color, showing off darker red-orange hues until light is shone through it. A half a finger of head is busy lacing around the mouth of the glass.

S: This strong ale has the intoxicating nose of a barleywine, heavy with caramel malts and citrusy hops. Quite a wallop packed in this one.

T: The strong ale has a flavor spectrum that runs all over the place. The sharp hops are evident early, bitter with citrus. Heavy malts are fast on the tail of the hops with a caramel syrup thickness. Fruits linger on the palate as the hops transition to malts. Late in the sip, grassy hops emerge, bringing the ale back to the beginning.

M: The strong ale doesn't skimp on flavor or depth. Alcohol isn't upfront, although it is just below the surface.

D: I like where the taste profile is at with several months under the beer's belt. I wouldn't mind a fresh one, if only to taste the bite of the hops.

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.3% out of 100 with 2,624 ratings
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