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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,512 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,512
Reviews: 922
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 178
Gots: 206 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

EmilySanders, Mar 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

aSASn, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Mark4prez20
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Mark4prez20, Mar 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of atr2605
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

atr2605, Mar 08, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tdm168, Mar 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

TFrankMac2140, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of claytri
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

claytri, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

drewgentry, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DWolf, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

WVU-Gus, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

TallNerdGuy, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Zaso, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

FrankSchramm, Mar 03, 2012
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2.95/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rich, clear copper color with a cream-colored head that lingers just long enough to appreciate. Aroma is mild and slightly sweet. Almost honey-like malt dominates the flavor profile. Hops are faint but noticeable. A little too sweet for my tastes, and not much to offer in the way of complexity. Not bad, but I'd be perfectly fine not having it again.

MaximalC, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

elevatedgreens, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

brealbg, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

rydev24, Mar 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Zaphog, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

mds1101, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

mercatonero, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

sublim3, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

tdmccarthy, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Obscure05, Feb 25, 2012
Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,512 ratings.