Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JJKBeerLvr:
3.94/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: Deep amber, with nice thick and light colored head. The head lasted a very long time, and left a nice coating on the inside of the glass.
Smell: Pleasant, with a nice balance of hops bitterness in the aroma. There is some sweet malty aroma, which balances the hops for a nice aroma.
Taste: A nice mix of hops, malts, and herbs in the flavor, that make for an interesting and complex lager, but with a little bit of sweetness. There is a nice after-taste, that lasts for a while but not too long.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp, with a medium body.
Overall: This is an interesting and complex lager. I definitely prefer this over the brewery's Dortmunder Gold.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 20:02:46 | More by JJKBeerLvr
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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.