New Brew Thursday! Two in a row! Still working through the back log, this time around we've got the Fall seasonal from Great Lakes Brewing... Nosferatu!
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Beer Type: American Strong AleAppearance: 12 oz. brown bottle with the trade mark Great Lakes Brewing label - black border with art and stylized fonts. Beer pours almost blood red into the glass with a medium ivory head. Appropriate given the theme.Smell: Initial smell is sweet caramel and malt with a sour citrus note. A bit of hops bitterness comes through as well.First Drink: Strong grapefruit citrus flavors quickly followed by sweet caramel. I'm getting a bit of hops but not as much as I had expected.Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, and easy drinking, although the finish seems a bit dry. I wanted a glass of water after the first bottle.Last Drink: Getting more hops in the finish, and an interesting aged wood flavor? Not sure where that is coming from but it's a neat trick.Drinkability: This is 8% ABV but you wouldn't know it without reading the label. The overall brew hides the alcohol flavor well and holds up to repeat drinks. Enjoying this one.Notes: Great Lakes Brewing Company may be one of the only things I like about Ohio. All of the beers I have had from this brewery have been good, and their seasonal ones are just as fine. This one reminds me of some of the Stone brews in a way.Verdict: 4.5 out of 5. Good flavor, unique finish, and a decent buzz. What more can you ask from a beer?