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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,378 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,378
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 164
Gots: 152 | 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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Rhynes2

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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Wow another spectacular brew from Great Lakes. Nothing too overpowering here. Nice balanced, dark taste with hints of caramel and citrus. Decent head retention, about two fingers. The smell is my favorite characteristic of this beer. Very complex and just plain good. Good mouthfeel as well. Just a well rounded beer. Also great with food, I like it with steak.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 01:50:15 | More by Rhynes2
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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.

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,378 ratings.