Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Erish:
4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Best by 04/16/11.
A: clear reddish amber color, 1-finger head quickly falls into a thin but persistent cap with very good lacing.
S: vanilla, woody/oak, rich, bread-like malt, some ripe fruitiness.
T: the rich maltiness hits big up front, along with a generous helping of vanilla/toasty oak goodness, the middle has a gentle earthiness and a supple fruitiness, the finish is dry, gently bitter, and features grassy/herbal hops.
M: medium-bodied, silky texture, plentiful carbonation.
O: yet another wonderful beer from Great Lakes. This brewery exudes quality and good taste.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2011 01:49:08 | More by Erish
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4/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle, best by 7/28/2014, poured into a FFF pint glass 7/18/2014.
A- Clear amber body with a one finger tan head, good retention, leaves a fuzzy film on top, lots of lacing all around.
S- Sweet toffee malt, earthy noble hops, some caramel, crisp banana bread, yeast. Sweet but not cloyingly so and in a refreshing way.
F- Toffee, caramel, hint of raisin, a little banana (hence banana bread in the nose), earthiness, and the signature GLBC yeast flavour. This is excellent, not perfect but just about as outstanding as any brewer can make a Vienna lager.
M- Medium bodied, refreshing and crisp yet smooth and silky at the same time. They did a great job on this one. Very drinkable, no real effects of the ABV on the flavour at all.
O- Excellent take on the style, as I would expect from GLBC and their tradition of brewing excellent lagers. Why I never reviewed this before, I'm not sure, but I ought to get around to reviewing their other offerings as well!
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 01:48:47 | More by Stevedore
Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,387 ratings.