Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,676 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,676
Reviews: 937
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 205
Gots: 264 | 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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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!

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This is my favorite Great Lakes regular offerings. It's a good fallback beer to have if nothing else is available that piques your curiosity. It is an almost perfect combination of malt and hops and is good on all but the most oppressively hot days.

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Deep reddish copper, it has a big tan head slowly shrinking to rich frothy ring, rich wisps, some lace.

Aroma is strong caramelised toasty bread crust, winy/sough bread dough, woody herb, hint of dried fruit.

Taste is string, rich caramelised toast, strong woody herbal hop, toasty, peppery, woody herbal bitterness. It has frim balanced character, complexity, a warm winy-toasty-dried fruit malty sweetness to round out the hop.

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,676 ratings.