1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes Eliot NessGreat Lakes Eliot Ness

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,345 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,345
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 159
Gots: 146 | FT: 2
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Great Lakes Eliot Ness Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,345 | Reviews: 917 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TEdubbaD
TEdubbaD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-08-2014 11:41:03 | More by TEdubbaD
Photo of Bigcat21
Bigcat21

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-08-2014 05:59:09 | More by Bigcat21
Photo of Jspriest
Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-08-2014 00:03:26 | More by Jspriest
Photo of kilobees
kilobees

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-07-2014 02:36:40 | More by kilobees
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-06-2014 20:11:22 | More by Dicers
Photo of Auslander
Auslander

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-03-2014 21:47:49 | More by Auslander
Photo of Storm21
Storm21

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-03-2014 16:37:21 | More by Storm21
Photo of xJMFCx
xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-03-2014 00:06:26 | More by xJMFCx
Photo of chillin
chillin

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-02-2014 02:27:14 | More by chillin
Photo of Holdren84
Holdren84

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-31-2014 19:05:02 | More by Holdren84
Photo of KevMo84
KevMo84

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

05-31-2014 06:57:53 | More by KevMo84
Photo of Flying_Moose
Flying_Moose

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-30-2014 20:06:51 | More by Flying_Moose
Photo of BrewUSA
BrewUSA

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Brewing Elliot Ness pours a murky Amber/Brown...Virtually zero aroma~ Just a touch of yeast and bread on the nose~ mouthful is medium, not to heavy not to watery~Great Lakes balances this 6.2 ABV very well, good hop tones, good malt tones~ Tart, a bit of sweet fruit, a bit of bread, some honey, a touch of caramel, a touch of apple and a touch of citrus~ It's complex, yet no one flavor really is over barring~ clean crisp and smooth~ Just a good smooth beer built for quantity drinking~ Overall: 9.1

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 03:27:29 | More by BrewUSA
Photo of Mojo
Mojo

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - deep amber with a fluffy two finger head with no retention and small bits of lacing.

S - beautiful nose on this. Very earthy smell, grasses, and grain.

T - champion Vienna Lager. Well balanced between malt and hops.

M - medium thick, no aftertaste whatsoever, very clean.

O - excellent example of Vienna Lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 03:08:50 | More by Mojo
Photo of cd34
cd34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-29-2014 11:07:49 | More by cd34
Photo of Canada_Dan
Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-28-2014 19:57:02 | More by Canada_Dan
Photo of PappyVans
PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-28-2014 08:10:24 | More by PappyVans
Photo of ferociouswalrus
ferociouswalrus

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-28-2014 02:23:39 | More by ferociouswalrus
Photo of ariceclemson
ariceclemson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-25-2014 22:15:42 | More by ariceclemson
Photo of beatlefan56
beatlefan56

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.7%

05-25-2014 13:12:25 | More by beatlefan56
Photo of schnell
schnell

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-25-2014 00:38:38 | More by schnell
Photo of NJBeer265
NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-23-2014 13:17:07 | More by NJBeer265
Photo of Extrajoker00
Extrajoker00

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-21-2014 21:37:00 | More by Extrajoker00
Photo of thampel09
thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-21-2014 14:12:07 | More by thampel09
Photo of wander4
wander4

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-19-2014 23:29:04 | More by wander4
Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,345 ratings.