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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,629 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,629
Reviews: 933
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 198
Gots: 236 | 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
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint served in a shaker pint at Pigs in a Fur Coat, Madison Wisconsin, 9/27/2014.

A- Clear amber body with a one finger tan head, good retention, leaves a fuzzy film on top, lots of lacing all around. [4]

S- Sweet toffee malt, earthy noble hops, some caramel, crisp banana bread, yeast. Sweet but not cloyingly so and in a refreshing way. [4.25]

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 quite perfect but just about as outstanding as any brewer can make a Vienna lager. [4.25]

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. [4.25]

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! [4.25]

Stevedore, Sep 28, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -13.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

cnagle28, Friday at 12:01 AM
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4.12/5  rDev +1%

hipHOPSanonymous, Nov 19, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +8.8%

Lexingtonw, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

gregcordle, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

yuenglingade, Nov 18, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -4.7%

JHop, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

domnalbrecc, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of car2052
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a goblet style pint glass.

A: Clear, dark reddish amber. One finger of tan head.
S: Scent of baking spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, derived from the noble hops. Toasty caramel malt peeks through the nose as well.
T: Toasted caramel malt makes its presence first with a sweet, smoky taste. The malts give this a nice body. The hop presence comes out in the end as a tingle of bitterness on the tongue. Finish is neither too sweet nor too dry.
M: Medium bodied. Slightly creamy. Very drinkable.
O: Very good crisp lager. Reminds me of some of the Marzen beers.

car2052, Nov 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Jwstinson, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Guitars_and_beer, Nov 16, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

Llemon, Nov 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

MilkMan126, Nov 16, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

newbeeraday, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

cjn40277, Nov 14, 2014
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4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Newly introduced on tap at my local drinking establishment. Here goes nothing:

Appearance: Beautiful, copper red with golden undertone (at least in this light) with a tan head about one finger's width. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Definitely strong noble hops. I like the slightly sweet, fruity aroma.

Taste: Ah, not bad! Smooth, slightly toasty taste, with some sweetness that doesn't overpower the lager.

Mouthfeel: Some moderate carbonation, medium body, and quite smooth. A very drinkable amber lager.

Overall: This is the way lagers should taste. The macro-brews obviously have nothing on this. I was very impressed with it overall, and the fact that it was on draught made me a very happy man. I would definitely get this again (and probably will).

Doctor_Bogenbroom, Nov 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,629 ratings.