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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,374 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,374
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 164
Gots: 152 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An amber lager with rich, fragrant malt flavors balanced by crisp noble hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with a fantastic classic logo of 'Eliot Ness'. Poured into a standard somewhat tall mug.

A - a clear reddish amber. A slightly richer and darker reddish amber. Poured a good off white head that lasted what I thought much longer than other reviews I read prior. Good lacing as well.

S - sweet caramel and maybe some toffee along with a bread like aroma. Toasty grain with some semi grainy hops. Overall a sweet aroma that has a pleasant scent.

T - very tasty malt notes. Caramel notes really make this brew a real good one. Somewhat of a spicy hop taste that fits in very nicely. I picked up a few different citrus hints that were just there. Nothing that stood out. Just something that balances this brew very well. Wonderful toasted grain throughout and comes full force in this finish.

M - medium bodied and very smooth. Nice carbonation and very smooth mouthfeel. Easy to drink and Refreshing.

O - An outstanding Vienna lager. One of the best lagers I've ever had and definitely the best Vienna style I've had. Very smooth and refreshing and combines a nice portion of solid flavors. To me this brew was like a meal in a bottle. Great Lakes Brewing Co claim that, "their flagship beer is more like a fleet", stands true. This is another great year round brew from GLBC.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 03:33:16 | More by BradtheGreat7
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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,374 ratings.