Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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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
3.89/5 rDev -4.9%
Poured into a pint glass, this is a walnut-colored beer, which developed a good half-inch of persistent foam on top. Good malt aroma--rather bread-crusty with a caramel hint. I expected more malt in the taste--it's there, but the moderately high bitterness cuts into it a bit. Not much hop flavor, and it's very clean, yeast-wise. A quite drinkable beer, but the taste isn't all that interesting.
08-01-2014 01:52:32 | More by allengarvin
Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,460 ratings.