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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,373 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,373
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 163
Gots: 150 | 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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TheTrevor

New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a red-tinged amber with a small head. The smell is candy sweet with a bit of burnt sugar. The taste starts off with a bit of solid malt that's cut by some interesting hop bitterness that seems to give way to even more malt and a bit of nuttiness. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with some moderate carbonation. This is an interesting beer and an uncommon style, it's worth grabbing if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 22:00:46 | More by TheTrevor
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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 2,373 ratings.