Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Eliot NessGreat Lakes Eliot Ness
3,215 Ratings
Great Lakes Eliot NessGreat Lakes Eliot Ness

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

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,215 |  Reviews: 1,033
Photo of Gschaf
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of creepinjeeper
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of dsnyder61
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Metuo
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Browns149
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of muraco3
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of ManicHedgehog
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Hephaestos
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gold
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been to Munich, Germany and Great Lakes is the next best thing in the U.S. for the greatest lager out there. Perfect, delicious lager and it follows the beer purity laws. This is high quality stuff right here. Highly recommended. The variety pack is a great place to start for Great Lakes wide array of excellent offerings.

 328 characters

Photo of bwesthoven
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I sincerely enjoy this beer. It is smooth yet shows good hoppiness for a lager. The color is a nice amber. Truly one of the better amber lagers I have had.

 158 characters

Photo of Saire826
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of keytown
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of betsymagnolia
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of ThisGirlLovesBeer2
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of JakeBarnett
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Bamarooster
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Nofear048
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of deviousdannyg
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of NoProblem
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of BSharpy
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of teslaguy
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Grebdioz
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of MikeKnauf
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Excellent but not a lot to say.

The commercial description gives you an idea what you are in for. There are many subtle complexities in the malt and hops that give this a really unique taste. I can't really begin to describe it, but it's caramels, breads, aromatic fruits and some bitter.

By far the best of the style I've ever tasted. It might even be the best beer I've tasted. It's not the greatest to eat with due to it's complex hoppiness in the finish.

 464 characters

Photo of djbulbasaur
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 3,215 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.