Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by alphagnome:
3.58/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Hazy, rust colored body plays host to a decent stream of carbonation. A thin, tan ring around the top of the brew is only a little less than what was present upon pouring. No lacing to speak of.
Very malty with caramel being dominant and sharp. Yeast and fresh bread and trace notes of herbal hops. Light funk. Very clean and simple.
Much like the aroma, with a malty caramel backbone supporting light toffee notes and lemon zest. Finishes with quick, earthy hop bite.
Crisp and refreshing. Light to medium body with subtle carbonation. Sweet finish and aftertaste.
East to drink lager that won't offend anyone. An acceptable amount of character here, but I'd personally prefer a bit more vibrancy. Worth checking out if you're in the market for a session beer that won't weigh you down.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 19:57:55 | More by alphagnome
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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 2,388 ratings.