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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,396 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,396
Reviews: 919
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 166
Gots: 159 | 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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Pacostacos


3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is just not meant for my palette I guess. I've had it in bars in Northeast Ohio and in bottle form numerous times.

I'm not going to give a lengthy review, but I'm just weighing in to say this beer never did anything for me. It has a caramel, nutty, sweet mouthful that turns me off and makes me wish I was drinking something else.

I do greatly enjoy Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter as well as Dortmunder Lager. I'm not afraid to say however that my opinion of the Elliot Ness Amber Lager greatly differs from the common opinion of the experts..who like it a lot. I don't care for it very much.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 03:35:35 | More by Pacostacos
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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,396 ratings.