RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (1109) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2009
What a bite...from the hops not the Vampire. A sweet caramel backdrop sets up the sharp hop notes masterfully in this excellent ASA. Nosferatu has a hefty citrus hop nose with a dark "Red Ale" look. The flavor is likened to a soft barleywine with a slightly thin body that is the only detriment. Another excellent offering from my favorite, Great Lakes.

pkbites (1008) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Gorgeous blood red pour. Aroma is a bit scant. Pretty well balanced for a brew with a higher ABV. Not as hoppy as I'd imagined it would be. Thinner mouthfeel. Probably will have again. Draft @ Cafe Lulu, Milwaukee.

patnichols (10) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Nose is so good the thin flavor is s sad surprise. Aftertaste is thin licorice. Disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

bth122 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle. Copper amber color. Floral hops, caramal malt, toffee, bubblegum. Medium body. Good hop and malt balance. Creamy texture. Bitter finish. But smooth and enjoyable.

Itzjerm (3235) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Nose is nutty grain. Flavor is hoppy red fruitiness fermentation Esther's present. Thin fade head. Meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BillKismet (4170) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Lovely, rich amber body with a lush, creamy caramel head. Easy hop nose wafts gently across a soft caramel malt body. On the palate this one follows through with easy hops and a caramel backbone. Tannins intermingle with the mineral character to contribute and interesting complexity.

r464 (2388) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Balanced and full, with a nice caramel malty nutty flavor that has enough hops and bitterness to complement it. Not heavy, but still strong.

djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle at GABF. Pours a dark copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is toasted malt and dark fruit. Medium body, rye, pine, raisin, nice bitter finish, good.

ehaak26 (773) - - SEP 24, 2017
On tap at the Buffalo Brew Pub. Very hoppy strong ale, but still balanced well.

brigg (726) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2017
(Bottle) Hazy red body with a medium, foamy beige head, thick lace. Sweet, malty aroma; some alcohol; ripe fruit. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, slightly peppery-spicy; moderate alcohol; caramel, slight pine.

beern (250) - Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Pours amber and translucent with a tanhead with an aroma of sweet hopped malt. Tastes of malt and booze with a nice hop finish with mild bitterness. It's rich, slightly sweet malt. It's mostly full bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very well balanced and very good.

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