Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by speter:
4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a ruddy copper with a one-finger fluffy white head that fades to a wispy layer of bubbles, leaving good lacing.
S: Caramel, toffee, and bready notes with a hint of noble hops. Very fruity for a lager. (Based on the nose alone, I'd peg this as a English ale.)
T: Rich toffee-like malt and grain. Think honey-covered biscuits in liquid form. It's on the sweet side right through the finish, where the hops finally make their presence known.
M: Rather fuller in body than you might expect, and with just the right amount of carbonation. Their is a definite coating from the hop oils, which maintains a nice long finish.
O: This is one impressive Vienna Lager. I really wish GL distributed to New Jersey so I didn't have to drive to Pennsylvania.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2011 22:18:13 | More by speter
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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 2,378 ratings.