Great Lakes Nosferatu | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via A friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This nice red ale pours a bright and clear reddish mahogany with a moderate
head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and features light
lacing. Nose of toasted malts, honey, and floral notes with a touch of pine.
Flavors follow the nose with nice toasted biscuit and honey awash in light
pine notes with a touch of citrus in there as well with a sweet moderately
piney aftertaste. Very nice mouth feel, smooth, lightly crisp, and lightly dry on the
finish. A solid imperial red.


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Thanks to PBRStreetgang for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The ale is an amber color, showing off darker red-orange hues until light is shone through it. A half a finger of head is busy lacing around the mouth of the glass.

S: This strong ale has the intoxicating nose of a barleywine, heavy with caramel malts and citrusy hops. Quite a wallop packed in this one.

T: The strong ale has a flavor spectrum that runs all over the place. The sharp hops are evident early, bitter with citrus. Heavy malts are fast on the tail of the hops with a caramel syrup thickness. Fruits linger on the palate as the hops transition to malts. Late in the sip, grassy hops emerge, bringing the ale back to the beginning.

M: The strong ale doesn't skimp on flavor or depth. Alcohol isn't upfront, although it is just below the surface.

D: I like where the taste profile is at with several months under the beer's belt. I wouldn't mind a fresh one, if only to taste the bite of the hops.

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Pours light maber with golden and red highlights. Big, neon white head that flattens quickly leaving some waves of lace.
Aroma of caramel and a big grapefruity hop note.
Flavor is a caramel backbone with layers of both resined and fruity hops. Solidly bittter.
Mouthfeel has a spicy front, a biscuit and sweet, sticky caramel mid-point and a grityy, metallic bittering on the finish.
Drinkability is good. Hop heads delight with this one. Very bitter, near over the top but manages to stay tasty.

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Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 2,610 ratings.
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