1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes Eliot NessGreat Lakes Eliot Ness

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,510 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,510
Reviews: 922
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 178
Gots: 203 | FT: 4
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Great Lakes Eliot Ness Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,510 | Reviews: 922 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Greenmosheen
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Greenmosheen, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of hohnx012
5/5  rDev +22.2%

hohnx012, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of rwilde
5/5  rDev +22.2%

rwilde, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of StayCeeJay
5/5  rDev +22.2%

StayCeeJay, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
5/5  rDev +22.2%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of OtsegoHive
5/5  rDev +22.2%

OtsegoHive, May 08, 2012
Photo of philistinedream
5/5  rDev +22.2%

philistinedream, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of SchusterD
5/5  rDev +22.2%

SchusterD, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of qcbrewer
5/5  rDev +22.2%

qcbrewer, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Atyoungberg
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Atyoungberg, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of kristenrae8
5/5  rDev +22.2%

kristenrae8, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of lumpy1126
5/5  rDev +22.2%

lumpy1126, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of larryarms847
5/5  rDev +22.2%

larryarms847, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of matjack85
5/5  rDev +22.2%

matjack85, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of LucasM
5/5  rDev +22.2%

LucasM, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of shadyside
5/5  rDev +22.2%

shadyside, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of lostwars
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours into a hybrid amber/maple syrup-like color with a sandy head. Carbonation is active and adds to the appearance of the beer.

S - Lovely full odor and satisfying warmth - undercurrent of new leather, walnut, and macaroon.

T - dark mocha, cocoa powder that turns into rum-like burnt sugar after 30 sec that gives way to a wonderful cloven hop lick.

M - at first carbonated and creamy, the feeling follows down the throat.

D - Mildly high ABV makes this a fun bottle to session and the flavors mature into the 3rd to 4th helping.

lostwars, Sep 21, 2009
Photo of aSASn
5/5  rDev +22.2%

aSASn, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of beer4brian331
5/5  rDev +22.2%

beer4brian331, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of athouve1
5/5  rDev +22.2%

athouve1, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Astarzz316
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Astarzz316, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of BrendanDouglas
5/5  rDev +22.2%

BrendanDouglas, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of DesertRat
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am not a huge fan of pilsners or lagers. Jesus Christ, this lager is so good, it has more bite than a Paulaner, but is still so smooth. I enjoy this beer with a carb rich dinner or lunch. The honey after taste is what really makes me indulge when I start drinking these. I understand why this beer is a stand out across the world, even in Germany.

DesertRat, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of QueenOfHearts
5/5  rDev +22.2%

QueenOfHearts, Aug 02, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,510 ratings.