Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.07/5
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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,638
Reviews:
1,045
Ratings:
3,265
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
313
Gots:
700
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 3,265 |  Reviews: 1,045
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceddd99
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. Beautiful amber color with a sweet, malty smell and caramel/bready taste balanced by a noticeable hop bitterness. Reminds me a bit of an Oktoberfest which is probably why I like it so much, considering I've always loved that style. The mouthfeel is clean and crisp despite all the flavor and it's quite drinkable for the somewhat high abv.

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

Photo of TLCII
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Flathead5173
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cardfan212
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass.

Look - Gorgeous clear amber color with a thick fluffy white head that stuck around for a long time. Eventually mellowed out to a persistent thin layer of bubbles.

Smell - Wet grass, sugar cookie, and roasted carrots. Really weird combination of smells that surprisingly works.

Taste - A slight metallic tinge to the front of the taste that evolves into milk chocolate and salted peanuts with a crisp hop bitterness on the back end to balance everything out.

Feel - Medium-thin body with very little carbonation. Easy and smooth.

Overall - A lager with a lot of character. Just wish it was slightly lower ABV, I could drink a lot of these.

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

Photo of Bark0707
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Half-full
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly flavorful, smooth lager with plenty of notes of malt biscuit and caramel. Great flavors and smooth mouthfeel, slightly creamy. Medium carbonation and makes for a delicious, easy-to-drink beverage.

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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lanoke12
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magnus_Yeflwulf
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has a nice amber color with an ok head. Where this beer shines is in it's malty taste with just enough hops to balance everything out.

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

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

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

Photo of Quizlock
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Profundobaso
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

Look - amber color, one finger head with considerable lacing
Smell - malty fragrance, mild hops. Bread-like sweetness that is quite enticing.
Taste - packed with malty flavor from the start to the finish. some sweetness with a nutty finish. incredibly smooth and flavorful.
Feel - medium bodied, medium carbonation. ABV is appropriate for the style.
Overall - this is a great Vienna Lager, probably one of the best that I've ever had. The strong malt flavors really makes this beer oh so tasty and still refreshing. An excellent option for those that aren't hop fanatics.

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

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

In a tulip glass, pours a copper to brown color with 1/2 inch of foam on the top. Very sweet to smell as well as taste. Had so many IPAs that this was nice but anticlimactic. A decent lager but much sweeter than I had expected. Nice overall.

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

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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Duncian
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,265 ratings