Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.07/5
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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:
#2,742
Reviews:
1,046
Ratings:
3,275
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
315
Gots:
707
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 3,275 |  Reviews: 1,046
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Always wanted to try this. Nice hue. Heartier aroma than Boston Lager. Flavor has some solid sweetness but has a bit of a dried out malt character which is nice. It was good but I think this rating is a bit misleading and is more of a glowing review of the brand as a whole.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of O-Meg
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I’ve been waiting to review this beer until i could have it on tap (at the brewery itself) and it does not disappoint.

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Photo of kraut6363
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of znskeba
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bixby1971
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bammer21
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RootDown
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdFed
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceddd99
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. Beautiful amber color with a sweet, malty smell and caramel/bready taste balanced by a noticeable hop bitterness. Reminds me a bit of an Oktoberfest which is probably why I like it so much, considering I've always loved that style. The mouthfeel is clean and crisp despite all the flavor and it's quite drinkable for the somewhat high abv.

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

Photo of TLCII
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Flathead5173
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cardfan212
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass.

Look - Gorgeous clear amber color with a thick fluffy white head that stuck around for a long time. Eventually mellowed out to a persistent thin layer of bubbles.

Smell - Wet grass, sugar cookie, and roasted carrots. Really weird combination of smells that surprisingly works.

Taste - A slight metallic tinge to the front of the taste that evolves into milk chocolate and salted peanuts with a crisp hop bitterness on the back end to balance everything out.

Feel - Medium-thin body with very little carbonation. Easy and smooth.

Overall - A lager with a lot of character. Just wish it was slightly lower ABV, I could drink a lot of these.

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Photo of dataslal
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,275 ratings