Great Lakes Nosferatu | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
2,607
Reviews:
916
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
279
Gots:
434
For Trade:
7
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky red with a 1.5 finger off-white head. Spotty lacing down the glass.

Aroma is slightly sweet caramel malt and earthy hops.

Starts off with a touch of citrus, but quickly goes into a caramel sweetness. Finishes semi-sweet with some bitterness from earthy hops.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Pretty good brew and solid as always from Great Lakes. I wish the hop profile were a little more complex, but really only nitpick complaints. This tides me over until NN hits.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mccann51
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 12 oz into a small sniffer.

Nice red colour with good carbonation. Aroma of malt and citrusy, earthy hops, though not a strong nose. Taste of caramel, citrus fruit, and raisins. Rather sweet, but balanced by the distinct alcohol bite and hop bitterness. Overall, a delicious beer, if a bit heavy. A four pack would make for a very nice liquid dinner.

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one cellared since October 2011, best by 12-10-11 date on the bottle. Poured into a DFH Snifter:

A-Some carbonation that is quickly gone, leaving a trace of head and some lace, appears thickly opaque, with a tannish, almost cider-like shade

S-little hops, some roast, very different, again I come back to cider

T-very good, little or no hops, some malt and a bit of roast

M-just right, not thin by any means, but nothing unpleasant

O-good, I'll have to try a fresher one to see how it compares

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into the pint a slightly hazy copper color with a solid one finger yellowish cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving thick lacing along the sides of the glass.

Aroma is thick with caramel malt and floral hop dominating. Citrus hop and bready toast round out the profile. Alcohol is subtle.

Citrus pith and grapefruit are apparent throughout the flavor, with toasty malt comprising the backbone, leading to a bitter hop finish. Nutty, toasted malt plays a bigger role as it warms.

Body is thick, with moderate carbonation. An alcohol warmth is present but not overwhelming.

Overall, a very solid beer. The hops are fairly dominant over the malt in the flavor, perhaps more so than the aroma indicates. Definitely worth a try, though a bit misleading to label it a red ale...imperial or not.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 2,607 ratings.
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