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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,336 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,336
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 159
Gots: 143 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by mcallister:
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mcallister

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark coppered amber. I'm not sure if this beer being on draught is the problem or the shitty pour by the waitress but little aroma is showing as compared to when drinking from bottle. What is there is malt and dried fig components.

Ahh....once it hits the taste buds the perplexity of this great brew comes around. Very malty, and extremely clean tasting. The forte of GLBC in my opinion. Mellow hop component with fig, brown sugar, and a tad or raisin. A terrific finish keeps the palate enchanted for well over 40 seconds.

Very drinkable but will re-review from bottle for the smell of this beer. One I can pour.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2006 11:11:48 | More by mcallister
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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,336 ratings.