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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,510 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,510
Reviews: 922
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 178
Gots: 204 | 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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Photo of Stevedore
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!

Stevedore, Jul 19, 2014
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Pours a very pretty amber color with white head that forms a nice lace.

Toffee and plenty of toasted malt in the nose.

Smooth with a medium body and chewy mouthfeel. Nice balance of caramel and toasty characters with just enough hops to make it interesting. Plenty of flavor throughout and I cannot get enough of the malt complexity.

I love this beer. It brings back memories as this was one of my early transition beers into the craft beer world. Classic.

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,510 ratings.