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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,453 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,453
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 172
Gots: 182 | 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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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-13-2014 03:34:14 | More by Beerlover
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

08-12-2014 14:15:02 | More by ACL2143
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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

08-11-2014 15:54:07 | More by Russell_O
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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.7%

08-11-2014 00:39:32 | More by cardinals22
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2014 22:57:24 | More by bmcdoorz94
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jl2414

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-10-2014 19:44:23 | More by jl2414
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mitch3114

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-10-2014 19:19:05 | More by mitch3114
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Wrigley_Pint

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-10-2014 15:51:14 | More by Wrigley_Pint
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AndyandAng

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-10-2014 15:38:44 | More by AndyandAng
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.7%

08-10-2014 12:38:55 | More by JeffONeal
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Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-09-2014 04:02:21 | More by JDM44
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-09-2014 02:50:21 | More by ryhn0
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krh

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-09-2014 01:11:45 | More by krh
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.7%

08-08-2014 05:37:30 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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soulliard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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epyon396

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-07-2014 18:09:54 | More by epyon396
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-06-2014 02:03:30 | More by 80x2HopHead
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ANiklaus

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured from a bottle into a regular pint glass. There are many things to say about this beer. Based on the reviews here I expected a fantastic beer that knocked my socks off, but was left with a beer that was satisfying, but lacked depth.

Appearance: Fantastic amber color with a finger of head that made me extremely excited to try it. The carbonation didn't stick to the glass as well as one should expect though.

Smell: Not much to go into detail about, grainy, malty, with hints of honey.

Taste: In all honesty there isn't too much flavor going on in this beer, it's good but nothing really makes it unique. Malt stands out the strongest.

Mouthfeel: This is probably the beer's strongest virtue. It is very refreshing and takes the heat out of a sultry day.

Overall: This beer is good and better than most in its category, but it really isn't anything too special. It's extremely drinkable but there are beers that ought to satisfy you just as much for much cheaper. Look for Grain Belt Nordeast if you want a similar experience for much less.

08-05-2014 22:19:52 | More by ANiklaus
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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MNMike

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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PJP

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-03-2014 19:04:19 | More by PJP
Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,453 ratings.