Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jeffreysan:
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that covered virtually the entire top of the beer in wispy clouds.
Aroma: Very malty and bready with aromas of freshly baked rye bread. There’s a slightly musty aroma too. That’s surprising, or is it supposed to be there? There’s also some sweet floral notes of clover and honey.
Taste: Very malty up front, accented by some spice notes of black pepper and caraway seeds. The bready flavors are followed by some brown sugar-like sweetness, finished with some nicely balanced hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium with a slight chewiness. There is some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds, and with an ABV of 6.2%, there’s just the slightest hint of alcohol on the palate, but not much
Overall: This is another excellent beer from Grate Lakes. I love the perfect balance between the malt and the hops.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2013 00:09:36 | More by Jeffreysan
More User Reviews:
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 2,388 ratings.