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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,473 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,473
Reviews: 921
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 175
Gots: 186 | 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)
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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!

07-19-2014 01:48:47 | More by Stevedore
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LutherBrau

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-02-2014 04:06:32 | More by LutherBrau
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Eyeball

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

09-01-2014 19:23:59 | More by Eyeball
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dads_basement

Yukon (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

09-01-2014 04:46:41 | More by dads_basement
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-01-2014 00:43:46 | More by OldTime
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waston

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-30-2014 18:22:25 | More by waston
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nickbman

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-30-2014 04:01:16 | More by nickbman
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Deep, rustic red in color with a light haze. Poured with a creamy, rich, off-white foam that left a ladder of sticky lacings on the glass. Sweet, earthy grain and light herbal hop aromas. Medium bodied with rich, creamy smooth carbonation and a crisp, light tangy hop bite near the end. Sweet toasted caramel malt flavors up front with toffee and herbal hop notes into the middle. Tangy, earthy, crisp hop flavor through the middle that transitions back to sweet caramel and toasted malt. Finished cleanly with a bready, very sweeytoasted malt aftertaste. A generally neglected and underappreciated style that leans to that sweet, maltier side.

08-30-2014 00:20:25 | More by IronLover
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chillwave22

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-29-2014 13:56:02 | More by chillwave22
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3.64/5  rDev -11%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

08-28-2014 17:20:11 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Beerasaurus

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-28-2014 01:48:03 | More by Beerasaurus
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

08-28-2014 00:33:38 | More by jpolet
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-27-2014 21:40:39 | More by Phoodcritic
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misternebbie

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

08-27-2014 17:55:16 | More by misternebbie
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Davit

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-27-2014 03:48:49 | More by Davit
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-25-2014 19:49:47 | More by muskiesman
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MaxPowers

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-25-2014 04:09:15 | More by MaxPowers
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Gerred

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

08-24-2014 19:31:29 | More by Johnbotelho
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-24-2014 02:16:47 | More by AugustusRex
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Geech

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +8.6%

08-23-2014 20:11:51 | More by Geech
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-23-2014 17:23:14 | More by FlyingKelly
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2014 08:48:42 | More by browniewithnuts
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New York

3/5  rDev -26.7%

08-22-2014 04:18:01 | More by jmt308
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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,473 ratings.