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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,388 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,388
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 166
Gots: 158 | FT: 3
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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JVan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-10-2012 20:16:38 | More by JVan
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spark3148857

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-10-2012 19:27:15 | More by spark3148857
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I used to drink this all the time when I lived in Cleveland, but for no good reason it's fallen off my radar of late. I thought it was time to bring it back for a review.

A - Amber-brown, with crystal clarity and 2 solid fingers of dense foam with impressive retention. Leaves noticeable lacing on the sides of the Sam Adams inverted-bowling-pin glass.

S - Warm, toasty malts, dried fruits and a subtle undercurrent of hops.

T - A gorgeous mix of bitter and sweet, with the dried fruit aroma carrying over into the taste along with spice and enough chewy maltiness to give the beer body without making it the least bit heavy.

M - Medium viscosity with a kick of solid carbonation to make it bounce on the tongue. Keeps it light.

O - A combination of complex flavour and complete refreshment, and the taste lingers surprisingly long in the mouth. At less than $8.00/6 pack this is a mind-blowingly good deal. With 6.2% abv it's a bit robust for a session beer, but my glass is empty and damned if I'm not going to have another.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 03:39:46 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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daverdave

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-09-2012 00:45:50 | More by daverdave
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ortie

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-08-2012 17:12:05 | More by ortie
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-08-2012 16:09:37 | More by LJWalker
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PorterPig

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-07-2012 21:10:20 | More by PorterPig
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mpdrago

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-06-2012 05:23:37 | More by mpdrago
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jwalk721

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-05-2012 21:55:58 | More by jwalk721
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-05-2012 20:40:55 | More by meanmutt
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5ndurda

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.2%

02-05-2012 20:21:32 | More by 5ndurda
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Putter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-05-2012 03:50:57 | More by Putter
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-04-2012 15:20:09 | More by djtomain
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hopmeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-04-2012 00:45:02 | More by hopmeister
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Ezmunny

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-04-2012 00:10:46 | More by Ezmunny
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Hopman1985

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-03-2012 18:53:21 | More by Hopman1985
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BlackDrongo

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-03-2012 17:52:13 | More by BlackDrongo
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leschkie

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-03-2012 01:05:20 | More by leschkie
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astebelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-02-2012 19:53:37 | More by astebelton
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andrewj17

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

02-02-2012 00:52:21 | More by andrewj17
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patpbr

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Amber with a head that quickly dissipated. lots of fast moving carbonation rising.
S- Malt and sweetness
T- pleasant to drink, with a nice Carmel malt flavor.
M- Medium body that lingers on the tongue.
O- This looks good, tastes good, its a great lager. I tried another Great Lakes offering and again they succeed.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 23:14:33 | More by patpbr
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tehchico

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-01-2012 02:25:20 | More by tehchico
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Pdu8s

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-31-2012 01:43:47 | More by Pdu8s
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-30-2012 04:21:10 | More by slimntubbs
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: 1 finger khaki head, many small bubbles, light golden orange to red.

S: caramel, sweet, malt, lager yeast, fest beer.

T: caramel, sweet, malt, some hop bitterness in the middle.

M: nicely carbed and medium body.

O: good session amber. Easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 20:09:27 | More by JerseyKirk
Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,388 ratings.