Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.88/5 rDev +19.3%
Pours deep amber, bordering on mahogany, with a small head that quickly dissipates into a few lonely islands and a ring around the outer edge. Smells sweet and malty with caramel and toffee right up front, giving way to floral notes with a hint of licorice. Full bodied for a lager. Starts a bit thin but then warms up into a medium mouth feel. Sweet up front giving way to malt complexity and perhaps some spices, such as all spice or coriander, which stays on the palette long after the sip has been swallowed. No bitterness in the finish. Extremely well-balanced. Hits every sense a beer is supposed to.
03-12-2012 19:26:09 | More by bigkingken
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
pours from bottle to glass with nice amber color. Translucent as well. Head is thick and has some staying power.
Odor is of toffee and some malt. A little bit of citrus also.
Taste is of some malt and a little sweet(maybe some buttery). finishes with hops.
Mouth feel is solid and carbonation is not over bearing.
Overall, pretty well balanced.
03-11-2012 02:23:59 | More by dexterk1
District of Columbia
4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
Presently, this is the top rated Vienna Lager here on BA by a country mile.
Served in a Delirium Tremens oversized snifter.
A: Poured a crystal clear amber color, with a slight mildly off-white head that, while rather small, contained huge bubbles.
S: I didn't get a lot of activity on the aroma front, but the I got the signature GL profile with its barley-hop-fresh H20 combo. Nice!
T: I got a deep, beet sugar-esque finish on this thing that was very intriguing. Not much sugary sweetness (nor did I get much on the nose).... just good old fashioned grain, barley, hops, and yeast... all brewed to perfection!
M: The carbonation bill on this one was absolutely perfect, the lacing was quite ridiculous, and my palate came out clean as a whistle.
O: I'm really starting to become a Great Lakes fan here lately and I'm so happy we now get their stuff here in NOVA. Eliot Ness is another great poolside sipper indeed!
03-10-2012 19:49:49 | More by Chaney
3.88/5 rDev -5.1%
A- Looks fantastic, nice amber color with a two finger head that laces the glass heavily
S- Sweet malts with a hint of nuttiness. As I am almost finished I am picking up a little alcohol
T- Sweet up front with a slightly bitter hop finish
M- medium bodied, creamy texture with nice carbonation
O- First I've had from Great Lakes and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will buy again.
03-08-2012 18:19:31 | More by Mark4prez20
4.35/5 rDev +6.4%
A- pours nice soft red amber with a giant off white head with great retention
S- mild malt aroma with no hop presence
T- sweet malt with a bit of dry biscuit flavor and hop bitterness
M-medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation
O- a nice well rounded lager
03-08-2012 01:11:39 | More by atr2605
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
Pours a dark amber with a big, off white, creamy head that has good retention. The nose has a faint caramel sweetness and a nice floral hop aroma. The taste is toasty with a nice caramel sweetness up front followed by a clean, citrusy hop character that imparts a balanced, bitter finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and well carbonated leading to an easy drinking, medium body.
This is a really decent beer. It's balanced, flavorful, and drinkable. I will definitely have this again.
03-07-2012 09:49:14 | More by tdm168
3.5/5 rDev -14.4%
The beer poures a solid opaque browm, just a bit dark for an amber. The aroma was a bit malty but nothing special. The taste is slightly malty with a bit of alcohol burn no additional flavors stand out. The feel is medium and wet. Overall an above average beer but nothing special.
03-06-2012 04:10:53 | More by claytri
Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,448 ratings.