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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,549
Reviews:
1,059
Ratings:
3,326
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
Wants:
315
Gots:
727
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,326 |  Reviews: 1,059
Photo of Yendorwar
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnpaulzay1981
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Vienna style lager very malty and character slight hop flavor nice amber color poured into a cold mug out of my freezer about a two-and-a-half three-finger head left very nice lacing on the mug has nice floral smell citrus sugar this beer is one of my favorite loggers and it's 6% + alcohol it'll get you where you want to go

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Photo of DaveyCream
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice reddish amber color, which makes sense since it is an amber lager. The toasty malt and hop smell was the first thing I noticed. My big thing with this beer is pouring it into a glass to stretch out the flavors. One of those beers that does not taste the same if you do not pour it out. Taste took a couple sips to get used to, but overall a really good beer by a really good brewery.

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Photo of gary928
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love the slightly bitter bite at first taste, followed by a lingering sweetness left in the mouth.

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Photo of Selenite
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bshaw22
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic Vienna lager. True to style. Had on tap at Camino in MKE.
Big amber beer. Big creamy white head.
Nice toasty malts with a little bitter spice. Super creamy body. Could drink 5 of these. Great on its own or with food.
I need to go to the store and buy some of this. I forgot how good it is.

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Photo of CisPiece88
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Osprey2900
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very solid beer , one that would find its home in any fridge comfortably . If you're a Lager fan you can't do a whole lot better, but can certainly do a whole lot worse.

After trying this it's one that I hope to have again real soon.

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Photo of 35ghost
3.17/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jenrhart
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bristol2120
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice reddish amber with moderate light tan head - a very mild taste with expected malty toffee notes and not much of a lingering aftertaste - mouthfeel is smooth but a slight bit on the light side - overall, a nice beer but a bit underwhelming for what I would have expected of the style and brewery

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Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoelZ1
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesGrove
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of DavetotheB
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewTheBrew
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OhioBeerFan
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Good stuff

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Photo of TargaFlorio
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper color with a decent tan head (which fades pretty quickly). Honestly, not getting much for aroma. Taste is fairly toasty with some bread, caramel and significant malt notes. Mouthfeel is definitely on the thin side. Been exploring the Great Lakes lineup recently, this Vienna Lager would slot below some of their other offerings for me.

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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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Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,326 ratings