Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An amber lager with rich, fragrant malt flavors balanced by crisp noble hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,595
Reviews:
1,043
Ratings:
3,258
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
312
Gots:
693
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,258 |  Reviews: 1,043
Photo of Bark0707
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Half-full
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly flavorful, smooth lager with plenty of notes of malt biscuit and caramel. Great flavors and smooth mouthfeel, slightly creamy. Medium carbonation and makes for a delicious, easy-to-drink beverage.

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Photo of raylpendleton
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lanoke12
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magnus_Yeflwulf
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has a nice amber color with an ok head. Where this beer shines is in it's malty taste with just enough hops to balance everything out.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quizlock
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Profundobaso
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

Look - amber color, one finger head with considerable lacing
Smell - malty fragrance, mild hops. Bread-like sweetness that is quite enticing.
Taste - packed with malty flavor from the start to the finish. some sweetness with a nutty finish. incredibly smooth and flavorful.
Feel - medium bodied, medium carbonation. ABV is appropriate for the style.
Overall - this is a great Vienna Lager, probably one of the best that I've ever had. The strong malt flavors really makes this beer oh so tasty and still refreshing. An excellent option for those that aren't hop fanatics.

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Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Handsome_Steve
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a tulip glass, pours a copper to brown color with 1/2 inch of foam on the top. Very sweet to smell as well as taste. Had so many IPAs that this was nice but anticlimactic. A decent lager but much sweeter than I had expected. Nice overall.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sullymsu
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Glennj55
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chinchill
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle with a fill date of 11/2017.
Pours with a clear, dark copper body topped by a good off-white head. Some lacing.
Lightly sweet with sweet malts dominating subtle spicy hops. Medium-full body with near medium carbonation.

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Photo of Psquared93
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Label Best By Date is '02/24/18'.
Deep amber colored body. Hardly any head from a vigorous pour, very thin ring and a couple of scattered islands remain after a few minutes. Any lacing slides back into glass.
Faint bready malt aroma, some sweetness also comes through.
Deep bready malt taste, with some caramel sweetness and slightly bitter hops toward the end.
Thin, crisp mouth feel.
Very good example of this style of lager, rich and refreshing.

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Photo of ScottyB515
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,258 ratings