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Great Lakes Eliot Ness - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,373 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,373
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 163
Gots: 150 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 2,373 | Reviews: 918 | Display Reviews Only:
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Bamarooster

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

04-23-2013 23:27:25 | More by Bamarooster
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-23-2013 00:26:20 | More by st9647v3
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cw13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-22-2013 19:49:24 | More by cw13
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-21-2013 21:27:58 | More by ChrisMon02
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-21-2013 21:22:10 | More by seeswo
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-21-2013 04:59:49 | More by TheConnMan
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-21-2013 01:56:44 | More by SadMachine
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Groomsy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-20-2013 02:44:21 | More by Groomsy
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-18-2013 01:10:43 | More by randylangford
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armiakhe

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The visual appearance of this beer was a light brown or amber color. The smell of it was very rich and had a slightly malty smell to it. The taste was sour and rich with possibly a little bit of bitterness. This beer overall was just O.K. to me. It did have a very nice aroma to it especially right out of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 19:40:06 | More by armiakhe
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-17-2013 04:39:49 | More by drummermattie02
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-16-2013 01:01:37 | More by Hopmarc
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Rob315

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-15-2013 20:49:37 | More by Rob315
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-15-2013 04:53:42 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-15-2013 04:10:42 | More by sirsteve42
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racingkenny14

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-14-2013 19:50:10 | More by racingkenny14
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 3/4/2013. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of malt and fruity notes with good complexity; good strength as well. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruit, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a bit. Great balance of malt, hops, and fruity ester flavors; with a nice amount of robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Vienna lager! Great balance of malt and fruity ester flavors with good robustness; and very easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 07:40:28 | More by superspak
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-14-2013 01:20:06 | More by DrStiffington
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SDG1070

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-13-2013 22:03:09 | More by SDG1070
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Skott1123

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-13-2013 16:45:56 | More by Skott1123
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-13-2013 06:32:44 | More by Illos
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-13-2013 00:58:15 | More by Chokobo
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-11-2013 17:37:08 | More by DaPan
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allensr

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-11-2013 02:11:45 | More by allensr
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Mister_Falcon

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous ruby-amber color with nice carbonation that resulted in a fluffy 1/2 inch head. Don't smell much that pops out in a good or bad way so I'll take that to mean this is gonna taste "safe" at very least. Nice, crisp, slightly malty, just a pinch bitter, understated. The beer is crisp, a touch watery and goes down easy leaving the touch just a little bitter after all is said and done. This one is really good if you are looking for something in the amber part of the spectrum. Can't imagine this every wearing on me.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 18:17:02 | More by Mister_Falcon
Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,373 ratings.