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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,715 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,715
Reviews: 950
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 210
Gots: 296 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

An amber lager with rich, fragrant malt flavors balanced by crisp noble hops.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle up at Wegman's enjoyed in a willybecker chilled.

The color is almost bronze with great clarity and thick pale cap with 2 fingers depth. The retention is good and lace sticks well. The smell is very malt-centric with a nice toasted grain aroma there is a mild yeast ester which offsets the sweetness of caramel in the nose. The feel is great with moderate carbonation level and balance of malt with some hops adding to the texture and semidry finish with very low alcohol presence.

The taste is great a good bready quality which has the toastiness of vienna malt with a slight flavor of caramel backing and the malt is balanced well by an herbal hop flavor. The sweetness is a little more noticeable than when I tried this on draft, but I didn't check the bottled on date either. I like this beer a lot it is perfect for a single beer to sip or for pairing with food a very good representation of the style with plenty of flavor.

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,715 ratings.