Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
3,187
Reviews:
1,025
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
663
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,187 |  Reviews: 1,025
Photo of Brolo75
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a an amber red color with a toffee colored, full, creamy head, beer is clear, looks more like a burnt orange color.

A: Lots of malt on the aroma, toasted, roasted malts, caramel, slight note of spice, no alcohol on the nose, the aroma is subtle.

T: Up front there are subtle notes of toasted toffee and burnt caramel, hit with some spicy and peppery notes in the middle, finish has more peppery notes lingering in the finish along with roasted wheat and slight citrus peel, very nice.

M: Medium/light body with a very dry peppery, spicy finish, good amount of carbonation with a creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

O: This has a best by date of 6/23/17, has a good amount of flavor, I bumped the score up as I believe this would definitely have more flavor if the bottle was fresh. Not much on the aroma but the taste is really good.

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Photo of 88caprice
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: a mighty fine, premium Vienna lager. The best.

Such a dark, rich color. The roasted, caramel maltiness is full force with a touch of alcohol coming through. Just enough hopping to balance. Exceptional.

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Photo of bumbledink
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wiescins
3.21/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotdogtornados
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of laser4322
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rmarquardt17
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of udfan07
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First beer I ever had from Great Lakes. Nice amber with some spiciness with a smooth finish. Smell of the beer is wheaty with some spice. Probably one of my favorite beers to drink.

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Photo of mpbuckley
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtemerowski
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great flavor profile. Some spiciness. Best lager i've had
look: deep amber color, kind of brown. pours a good head.
smell: not a strong smell. wheatey.
taste: Very smooth with some spiciness at the end. Easy to drink and lots of flavor.

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Photo of themegamancave
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B33rcules
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of changhe1
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste- Caramel
Appearance - Dark Brown
Taste - Smooth and malty
Overall - Good beer but a little too dark for me.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rszopko17
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: amber

Smell: very sweet, strong caramel aromas

Taste: caramel, hints of chocolate, toffee

Overall: enjoyed this beer!

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Photo of Magsmyth24
2.73/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was not a fan of this beer. It had a caramel color, hoppy/coffee smell, and bitter taste.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gravewalker
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,187 ratings.
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