Nosferatu | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Brooklyn tulip.

A: Pours a nice murky brownish-red with a soft, sticky tan head. Really nice retention and lacing.

S: Reeks of sticky hops and heavy, wheat-like malt. Pineapple, black pepper, burnt sugar, tangy dark wheat, caramel malt.

T: Big, sweet red malts (caramel, bread, dark wheat, grain, nuttiness, little bit of chocolate) pushed up by some spicy, earthy, slightly citric hops (grapefruit, grass, mint leaf, pepper). Dark grain, a little bite of alcohol, and some bitterness in the finish.

M: Frothy and creamy carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: This is one of my favorite American red ales. Achieves a great balance between the malts and hops. Unique and tasty.

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Well-balanced and enjoyable until the finish. Tasty toasted malts with some caramel paired with citrus hops share the stage. Finishing hops of bitter dried herbs and a touch of pine spoil the party at the end.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one into a glass, it has a nice amber color body with and great looking 2" white head that hangs around. The smell is has nice ctrus aroma to it. The taste has a nice grapfruit/hop taste up front with a malt sweetness on the back of the tongue. The mouthfell is very nice and overall this is a really good beer.

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Review from notes
Pours a reddish mahogany color into Blackout Stout pint glass with about a quarter inch of head. Smells of crisp hops and a biscuit like malts and a bit of rye like grain.
Taste/Mouthfeel; Full and hearty in the front having a crisp burst of hops that warms from the alcohol on the back end as it goes down finishing crisp and clean with a nice hop taste that almost seems like it has a bit of rye in the mix. The abv is warming and not boozy in the least. Overall, another solid offering from Great Lakes, well done would certainly recommend and get again in future seasons to come.

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Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2,662 ratings