Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.28/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Amber-mahogany in color. A just off-white head sits on top. Ample at first, but dies fast to a lace. Some lace down the sides of the glass.
S: Rich maltiness. Deep caramel notes. Some dark fruit. Rich melanoidan character. Finishes with some subtle breadiness. Almost smells like a bock. A hint of metal in the end.
T: Beautiful malt flavors. Heavy munich malt character. This beer starts out with rich toffee/caramel flavor which rounds out to a bready flavor. There are definitely some rich melanoidans in this beer. Not quite as strong as you would find in a bock, but definitely there. The hops provide ample bitterness to balance things out. This beer is very flavorful, but at the same time appropriately restrained. Great balance of flavors.
M: Sharp on the tongue at first. Finishes crisp and a little sticky. Dry enough for you to want to drink more. Moderate carbonation.
D: Yet another excellent beer from Great Lakes. This brewery definitely knows how to make their lagers. This is an excellent example of a vienna style lager. Lots of malt flavor, but at the same time restrained enough to be very drinkable. One of the best examples for the style. A must try if you like good lagers.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 02:59:48 | More by brewdoc75
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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.
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