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Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.08/5
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3,228 Ratings
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:
#2,276
Reviews:
1,035
Ratings:
3,228
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
309
Gots:
690
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,228 |  Reviews: 1,035
Photo of irate_alien
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fahshickert
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
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 -37.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of tazzman
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was extremely impressed with this full flavored amber, on draft in Roanoke VA. Nice aromatic roasted caramel malts with some nuttiness and spice, warm fruit, balanced well with decent hoppy bitterness. Finish is smooth and balanced.

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Photo of feuematt
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber colored beer with a rapidly fading head. Taste is a mix of nuts, caramel and toasty malts. This beer is delicious and goes down dangerously smooth.

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Photo of darrek42
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

My favorite beer ever!

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Photo of rabbott2
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tischaae75
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Wizzle32
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midlifec
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber light carbonation which have it a sligjtly watery feel after it warmed a bit .Aroma was complex,roasted malt,nutty,and some hops. Taste was identical,just a bit sweet,very flavorful. Really nice balance between a lot of malt and some hops. A very good full flavored lager

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 3,228 ratings
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