Great Lakes Nosferatu | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

2,611 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by 11/22/2012.

Pours a redish orange color. With a tan head that leaves lacing throat the glass. Smells is of light citrus and malty charastics. I also get some caramel and cherries. Taste is very similar. Though this beer is 8% I don't get much alcohol taste from it. Mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied.

Overall this is a well rounded solid option from Great Lakes. Have yet to be dissipointed in their beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 0z. bottle poured into Duvel Tulip, Enjoy by date: 11/22/12
A- Deep amber-ruby in color, clean and vibrant, pours slightly off white one finger head
S- Rich caramel malts, hops, citrus, grapefruit, great balance in the nose
T- More of the same, great balance of citric hop bitterness and sweet maltiness, nice fruit notes, especially cherry
M- Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, flavors linger on in the mouth which is great
O- Great name and great artwork. Oh yeah and a great beer as well, very impressive balance and the fruit and cherry on top of this make this a fall favorite for me

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful orange-amber color with a one finger off white head. The head has pretty nice retention, but eventually fades slowly over time to leave a nice level of lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big of a piney hop and caramel sweetness. Mixed with these aromas are some nice lighter notes of citrus hop as well as some lighter dark fruits.

Taste – The flavor starts with a nice bready and pine hop taste with a lighter caramel sweetness. The initial taste is only lightly hopped and semi-sweet with a nice smooth flavor. A fruity sweet flavor then comes to the tongue. These flavors down the bitter more, but only temporarily. The sweeter caramel is soon lost as more bitter pine comes to the tongue. Toward the end of the taste a nice citrus hop flavor of grapefruit and a lighter tangerine flavor come to the tongue, leaving a very pleasant citrus hop flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was nice and creamy up front getting crisper at the end of the taste. The carbonation level of the beer was on the just below average side. The body was fantastic in this brew. Up front the creaminess suited the light sweetness and bready nature of the flavor very well. But as the taste went on the crisp feel at the end was wonderful for the pine and citrus hop flavors. Overall, the carbonation was at a good level for both. Quite a nice mouthfeel.

Overall – This is one tasty Imperial IPA. A great blend of hop, malt and sweet with fantastic flavor transitions and an excellent feel.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

A - dark, ruby amber with a huge cap of off white head that has good retention

S - caramel, bready, piney, herbal, spicy; very hoppy

T - toasted malt, roasted malt, caramel, piney, bitter

M - medium bodied, warming alcohol, well carbonated

The appearance, nose and mouthfeel are almost spot on. The flavor is complex but confusing. It's very malty but overly toasty and roasty. It's hopyy but the hops can't contend with the malts. I probably won't pick this up again.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 2,611 ratings.
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