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:
#2,654
Reviews:
925
Ratings:
2,662
pDev:
10.57%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
285
Gots:
456
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 2,662 |  Reviews: 925
Photo of AJmon13
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Nosferatu | Great Lakes Brewing Co. Talk about long overdue. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has got a two finger thick off-white head, with solid lacing, and a deep reddish amber body.

I smell profound biscuit malts with a nice smattering of hops, presumably for the "bite".

Tastes like slightly sweet, again, "biscuit" malts with the hops being almost of the "pine" variety but not quite. Very nice balance to this in all. Everything is just full of flavor without being too heavy whatsoever.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate Great Lakes Nosferatu | Great Lakes Brewing Co. with a 4.5 Care for an hors d'oeuvre?

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

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bixby1971
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tischaae75
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dokhollidai
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tactical_Spatula666
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of OriginalWayOut
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cdclark81
2.97/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer is a filtered, very deep red. The head dissipated rather quickly and leaves behind a little lacing. Strong hop bit on the nose. Very hoppy on the tongue as well. I'm not getting much more than hop out of this. Personally, I don't like IPAs, and I know this is a red/amber, but it has that bug spray, IPA taste. Not a fan.

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Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When everyone else is grabbing pumpkin beers, I reach for Nosferatu. One of Great Lakes exceptional seasonal beers. Gazing at the blood red color is worth the price. The taste is frightfully good.

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Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of unclekeith
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burnstar
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcaputo99
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good color and feel...medium body but falls a bit short on flavor for a red ale. Pretty expensive for a four pack bottles. Bought this for cold fall nights and would probably buy it again next season for a change...its different.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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