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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ale’s 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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2005
This baby poured red, just like they said. Tan creamy head on a clear red body. Very good lacing, Head stayed till the bitter-sweet-sad end. Malt nose, with dark fruits, then lemon-citrus. Caramel and orange. Wow, big hops here, once past that, caramel, and sweet citrus fruits. Followed by a bit more pine lemon hops. I really like this. Bit of a bitter dry finish, mouth watering for more. I WANT MORE! CHEERS TO OHIODAD!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2007 2nd rating,much different then the first one I had,much more hop intense,but with enough malt backing tht its not quite an IPA. Bumped it up about 5 points

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Rounding out a hat-trick of 3 deliciously-evil beers (including Avery the Beast and Old Rasputin RIS) comes Nosferatu. Pouring a clear, reddish-copper with a large, creamy, buttery-yellowish head, the appearance rates a 4. (The awesome label art of the Max Schreck version of the monster bumps it to a 5.) Heavy caramel malts mingled with sweet orange citric hops... sometimes distinct, othertimes blending to form an aroma of spiced orange taffy. Despite an initial sharpness (a "bite", if you will), the flavor was remarkably balanced. Thick & sweet malted flavors alongside a moderate, lingering citrus bitterness. Dry and creamy with light alcohol in the finish. Terrorific.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2005
GTM. Not much of an aroma. Slight hoppy bitterness. Clear amber, no bubbles. Reasonably lasting, light tan head. Nice color and lace. Rich, sweetness, alcohol. Takes a second to get used to this after Edmund Fitzgerald. A little on the cloying side.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Pours a transparent reddish brown with a thin head that fades. Aroma is of roasted nuts, brown sugar, slight coffee, and a slight caramel with a nice fruit/citrusy hoppiness just underneath. Flavor is of roast nuts, caramel, citrusy and fruity hops. Thin body, watery palate. Very nice beer but its a bit to thin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Pours a copper red with a thin head. You can definitely smell the fruity hops. There is a good amount of caramel malt flavor, but the hops still dominate, it’s surprising that the alcohol content is so high, it does not have that strong alcohol taste. This is a new favorite of mine, you can’t go wrong with Great Lakes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2005
There is a huge resemblance of this beer to Sierra Nevada Celebration ale. Lots of fruity hops, good amount of malt, and some spiciness. Just a little more stronger all around. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Solid amber hue with a healthy head. Juicy beer. Sweet, toasty malts. Forest-like hops, with a nice nip of citrus. Nice body; nice balance. Alcohol is hidden fairly well, though it come up with a dryish, nuttiness. Overall, really good beer. Goes down easy with big notice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Oh mommy! This one’s a winner. A big bright shining star in Great Lakes’ lineup of international superhero beverages. This is like a stronger Burning River, with nearly twice the Krunk Juice! Yowza!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Attractive coppery brown. Good, lasting head. Very toasty maltiness in the aroma. Touch of phenols. A bit hoppy. Nicely malty with strong hop bitterness. Pretty tasty.


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