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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,724 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,724
Reviews: 952
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 211
Gots: 301 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

An amber lager with rich, fragrant malt flavors balanced by crisp noble hops.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


My new favorite among Vienna Lagers! This one puts Dos Equis Ambar at 2nd place and Sam Adams at 3rd.

Dark amber beer poured into ribbed pint, mild carbonation with two finger off-white head

Smell: Smoky malt, chocolate, and maybe cascade hops??

Taste: Smoky hop, which leads to smooth warming malt with a toasty character, ending with a spicy finish

Mouthfeel: Smoothest Vienna Lager I've ever had!!

Overall, this beer is going in my fridge. Absolutely phenomenal!!

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a deep ruby red that creates a massive 2 fingers worth of very thick/foamy head. Lacing is massive as this does not seem to be going anywhere fast.

S: light hint of hops, a whole lot of barley, slight hint of malt and a mild fruit note.

T: again mild hints of hops, fruit is more bold here than in the nose, some barley notes and a slight malt character.

M: light bodied that sits on the verge of being medium. The fruitiness remains on the palate just enough to eliminate the barley notes that I find undesirable.

O: it’s a decent drinking beer that provides a nice balance of sweetness and hops to overcome the barley aspect. It’s a unique brew but not something I would look to purchase again.

Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,724 ratings.