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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,582 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,582
Reviews: 930
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 189
Gots: 223 | 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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3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, deep amber color, with a modest beige head on top. The aroma is subdued but comforting, with a combination of musty hops and a light bready sweetness. The flavor is much more potent, with big notes of fruity, sweet, and nutty malts being balanced by a dull, musty, earthy character. These flavors are bold and complex at first, but the flavor becomes muddier as the beer opens up, with just a bit of an uncomfortable astringency and an alcohol burn (either that or this beer just pairs miserably with goldfish crackers). The texture is a bit resinous and almost syrupy, which is less desirable than the crisp, clean character that is the hallmark of most lagers, but it goes down fine. Overall, this rich, flavorful lager has some flaws, but I still wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,582 ratings.