Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by HotHands:
4.35/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle into pint glass.
A - pours an amber-red with a one-finger white head. Good lacing and head retention.
S - smell is a bready, sweet and a bit fruity - maybe cherries (not sour cherries, mind you, that would be a bad sign).
T - a bit of malty, bready sweetness up front with a hint of caramel followed by that fruitiness. Floral and spicy flavors come through from the tasty hops. Tart, kinda bitter finish.
M - good slick feel and body. Carbonation is acceptable.
D - perfectly "sessionable" and drinkable.
This is a very easy, relaxing beer that still packs a great flavor. Another great offering from Great Lakes.
Edit - I had to go back and review this again after drinking it a second time, and it was even better than before. I really like this beer, and at $7.50 for 6 it's an unbeatable value.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2010 01:48:06 | More by HotHands
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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 2,374 ratings.