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:
#2,613
Reviews:
925
Ratings:
2,661
pDev:
10.57%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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

Photo of blissfulNemo
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobier10
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap @ Circle Bowl in Ledgewood, NJ.

Clear and ruby in color with a pillowy off-white head that leaves behind sticky patches of lacing. Grapefruit and pine jump from the glass, backed by biscuit and toasted malt. Sharp pine and citrus hop bite in the flavor with some rye added in for good measure. Sticky feel and medium bodied. Full of flavor and clean. This is a delicious brew. Potent yet light and balanced enough to have more than one.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Nosferatu brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Co., With an ABV of 8.00% This American Amber/Red Ale pours out a deep amber with a nice off white head. Really liking the copper red color of this brew. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich hops , a bitter sweet smell , and roasted grains and malts. There is a lot going on in Great Lakes Nosferatu. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors, you first pick up on roasted hop bitterness. Then a nice smooth grains and malts. Kinda reminds me of a hoppy coffee. There is a lot going on in this American Amber/Red Ale. This brew has a lot of enjoyable notes to It. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down, it is really hard to pick up on the 8.00% ABV in this brew. The body of Nosferatu is a medium to heavy, but not to heavy. The mouth feel is Bold, Roasted, Hoppy, Clean , Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Great Lakes Nosferatu a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Great Lakes Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this brew.

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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJmon13
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2,661 ratings