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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Often referred to as Burning River Pale Aleís big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
On tap @ Coles. Buffalo, NY. Great brew but I worry that after too many I may end up lokking like the label. deep amber color with nice head. Alcohol just present enough so you enjoy it slowly & appreciate it. I will enjoy this one while it lasts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. This is the perfect October brew and balanced to near perfection. It pours a translucent dark red with a thin tan head. Heavy caramel malts with hints of biscuit in the aroma. Malty caramel and butterscotch notes followed by a solid hop kick that leaves a nice lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Thanks to OhioDad for this evil brew. Pours a deep amber with a nice sized frothy head. Aroma is out of this world. Malty hops and citrus. Flavor is a little dry, a little bitter, a little citrus, a little pine, but.....A LOT GREAT!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear cranberry brown with a fading oatmeal head. Wheaty orange-caramel and honey with leather. Grapefruit soda and tropical fruits. Bitter again, but dry with zwieback and key limes. I love the contrast. Not heavy but still packed with flavor. Alcohol well hidden. An Imperial APA?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Louipa (121) - USA - OCT 17, 2006
This is a really good beer. Its kinda like a robust APA with a good amount of hops. It has thickness to it but not overly so. But it is not blood red at all. Its more of a brownish red with a tan head. I liked it but its pricey 10.99 4 pk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Got this one bottled at the Binnyís Oktoberfest in St. Charles, Illinois. Reddish amber pour with a tan head, citrusy nose with hops and roses, citrus throughout, some carmel and malt. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2007 The label describes this beer as "highly hopped and rich with flavor, yet remarkably balanced from start to finish," and I agree. This red ale reminds me of Founderís Red Rye (of which, I am a big fan). It is an extremely nice balance of significant hop presence, light citrus notes, and moderate maltiness. It is a substantial (and substantially pleasant!) beer. Iím guessing I would probably not want to drink more than three at a sitting...and itís sold in a four pack, so Iím guessing Iím not alone in that opinion. The Great Lakes Brewing website says Nosferatu is only available September-October. It seems like I really only review beers I enjoy on this site, and consequently end-up recommending everything. Nosferatu deserves a stronger endorsement than that; Iíll definitely be purchasing this beer again before Halloween.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Sample from a bottle at Binnyís "Fall Festival of BEERS." Hoppy nose; burnt reddish-brown color; light, thin head. Surprisingly strong, hoppy flavor. This is a unique beer, not over-complex, but flavorful and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hershiser2 (2184) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Paid $8.99 for a 4-pack. I left Cleveland right before this stuff started to be bottled. So beer goal #1 on my first trip home was to seek this one out. Turned out to be quite an easy task. Anyway, popping the cap now. Pours a deep reddish brown, clear, with a small tan head. Heavily hopped, notes of thick pine, grapefruit, and passionfruit. Flavors of passionfruit, grapefruit, hearty pine, and other hops... hops all over the place, nearing the end especially before finishing with a light malt. Very floral, very bitter. Worth seeking this one out, for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1748) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Pours a clear brownish red color with a light brown head that stays to coat the glass. Believe it or not, it starts off with a pleasant tomato juice aroma. The taste comes through as coffee and cocoa with a crisp citrus hoppiness. This is quite good, but not as foreboding as the name implies. However, if Avery marketed a beer with this name Iíd be afraid.

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