Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,675 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,675
Reviews: 937
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 204
Gots: 261 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown/mahogany color with a foamy off-white head that stays for a while. Slight amount of lacing is left behind. Sweet smell of malt, raisins, molasses -- really nice. Taste is also slightly sweet with a raisin aftertaste. Very robust and "thick," but still easy to drink. Could see this as a great Thanksgiving brew.

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice ruby red color with small light tan head and moderate, messy lacing. Aroma has strong maltiness with a bit of deep fruity, vinous notes. Flavor is all malts with a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. This is so refreshing and easy to drink- really great overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle best by late october

really nice orange-ruby color, with a small off-white head that lasts. smell is a sweetened blend of barnyard malts, english smelling hops, and a hint fruity hops/yeast. taste is malty, sweet, with a good hopping that reminds me of SNPA. finish is creamy/smooth but still has a nice bite to it.

amazing beer here

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful amber color with a thick two finger head. Great retention.

On the nose is sweet malt. Lots of wheat and grain in the nose as well. No hop presence but I sense some caramel.

Taste mirrors the nose. More caramel in the taste than in the nose, though. Very sweet yet has a big grainy taste towards the end. Very sweet.

Mouthfeel is great. Medium bodied. Thick for a lager.

Very good beer. One of the few lagers I actually enjoy. Would definitely drink again.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Tied with Samuel Adams Boston Lager as my favorite Vienna-style lager, which is my favorite non-seasonal beers style (although double/imperial IPAs are catching-up). Yes, I am quite biased in favor of Great Lakes Brewing Company because one of my best friends worked there for nine years and I've spent many a fine afternoon/evening at the place. But my preference for GLBC beer is primarily because the beers are almost always outstanding. Cheers!

Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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