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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,391 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,391
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 165
Gots: 158 | 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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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep copper/caramel color. Soapy two finger off-white head.

Aroma: Caramel malt. A hint of hops.

Taste: Caramel just like in the nose. A little nutty. Pretty smooth, not much bitterness. Surprisingly there is some heat in there from the alcohol which shows up in the back of your throat.

Mouthfeel: It's got a full body and the right amount of carbonation. Sort of coats the mouth as you drink, which isn't necessarily good or bad. It depends on how syrupy you like your beer.

Final Thoughts: I'm not sure why this beer is so highly acclaimed. It doesn't really live up to the hype for my tastes. I probably won't seek this one out in the future. Although, it gets props for being the best amber/vienna lager I've had.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 03:07:02 | More by JamesMN
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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,391 ratings.