Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2,375 | Reviews: 918 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MJR:
4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a clear deep red with a touch of orange around the edges. A tan head starts off well, and fades to a small cap that laces well.
Smell: The aroma is malty and bready. Toasted malts and a slight nuttiness match well with a faint, spicy hop note. Very clean nose here...
Taste: The flavor is quite rich, with a pronounced graininess and loads of toasted, bready malt. There's some caramel, but it stays mostly in the background. Incredibly crisp and clean. Dries out on the finish with a good, firm bitternes and a spicy hop bite.
Mouthfeel: Medium in body, with a firm, clean, and crisp mouthfeel. Finishes a bit dry.
Drinkability: This is a really good brew. It's not 'exactly' to style...but who cares?! This would be one of my regulars if I could get it locally. But I can't. Damn...
A 'thank you' goes out to 'Realale' for the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2003 11:48:42 | More by MJR
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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 2,375 ratings.