Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.07/5
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Great Lakes Eliot NessGreat Lakes Eliot Ness
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:
#2,472
Reviews:
1,038
Ratings:
3,241
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
311
Gots:
690
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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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

Photo of jduprey007
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of austinc94
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Deep brown colored with a touch of sediment within the body. There's a quarter inch of creamy brown on top. The aroma is of caramel and freshly baked brown bread. I'm tasting that caramel and a dash o grassy hops in the finish. The mouth is smooth and crisp.

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

Photo of irate_alien
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

This was my fave beer...until I moved to Oklahoma, where it isn't available. 'Tears my heart out. It is so good.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
2.55/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really good vienna lager. Aroma/flavor is pretty spot on for a domestic, nice honeyed grain presence, touches of caramel and toast, and an earthy and floral hop bite toward the finish. Drinks pretty easy despite its body. All around well crafted and highly enjoyable.

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

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

A: Poured into a tulip to a nice amber topped by a finger of dense cream colored head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of deep caramel malts with a little toast and some spicy hops.
T: Taste is caramel malts and some slight fruity notes with a little toasted malts. Nice spicy hop note as well. Swallow is more spicy hops, caramel and a little more toasted malt.
M: This beer is on the light side of things in body but it isn't watery. Carbonation is slightly prickly and the beer has a crisp finish which is on the refreshing side.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some good flavors and complexity. Definitely seems to represent the style well. Worth a try.

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

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

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

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

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,241 ratings
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