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:
#5,016
Reviews:
1,052
Ratings:
3,303
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
Wants:
315
Gots:
716
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,303 |  Reviews: 1,052
Photo of Loves2Splooge
4.76/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beergoot
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ruby-red body sporting a little in the way of a lasting head but does leave some fair lacing inside the glass. Big roasted grain and char nose. Roasted nut flavor with some spicy and fruity hop undertones; cola. Medium-heavy in body; generally smooth with a somewhat sweet finish.

A nice amber lager with an outstanding aroma. I kept getting a rather fruity flavor in the taste although there was plenty of roasted grain and nut-like quality there as well. This is one I'll re-visit, especially so I have time to let the beer warm up a bit, as I am inclined to believe that might open up things up more and perhaps iron-out the esters.

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Photo of jaxon53
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TigerSoul
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm really enjoying this one. 'Tis the season for amber beers, including Oktoberfests (Great Lakes' effort on that one is equally impressive). Very rich, layered flavors as well (some spice, some tangy element on the finish). Great body and lovely auburn color in the dimpled pint mug. I also attribute some of the character to a respectable 6.1% ABV, like other GL beers, the extra percent or so adds much to the experience.

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Photo of Columbus37
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

More going on than a Sam taste wise . I’m picking up some nutmeg and cinnamon, plus a sour note on the finish. A fine amber.

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Photo of KurtisCarman
3.24/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richardalways21
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown and smooth. Not very bubbly. Good taste

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Photo of jkblr
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bb 11/22/18 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 6.1% ABV 27 IBU. The beer pours bright copper in color with a little khaki colored head. The head recedes to a few bubbles and a pencil thin ring. No lacing and zero head after 10 minutes. The aroma is light with toasted malt being most prominent. The taste is toasted bread with some earthy & spicy hop flavor throughout. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There could be a little diacetyl in the finish, but it's hard to tell between the hops & heavy malt. Overall, good. Not the most complex Vienna, but enjoyable enough.

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Photo of Cris4545
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of VintageGuitars
1.55/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Yuck

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

Photo of colts9016
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from a BIF. The beer is 42 degrees and served in a pint glass. A gentle pour in produced a one finger head with good retention. The head is creamy and light tan. The color of the beer medium amber with copper hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with effervescence.

The aroma in the beer is bready, caramel, yeast, toasted malt, and earthy.
The flavors in the beer are bready caramel, yeast toasted malt, floral, herbal, and earthy.

The mouthfeel of the beer is dry and thin.

The body of the beer is medium, low carbonation, and a medium finish.

The beer is good nothing too spectacular.

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Photo of John-Richey
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lfeinauer
3.37/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Michelleroo
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this! Great color, lacing on the glass...I.e. pretty...and it is just a really smooth, full bodied beer. I’d buy this on the reg.

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Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my regular beers. Beats the pants off Sam Adams Boston Lager. Easy drinking, tasty, crisp and clean with caramel and toffee notes. Quite refreshing and a bargain at $9 for a six pack. Get some!

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

Photo of mattreitz49
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MikeGray
3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickLipaj
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,303 ratings