Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Eliot NessGreat Lakes Eliot Ness
BA SCORE
4.08/5
3,215 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:
#2,221
Reviews:
1,033
Ratings:
3,215
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
688
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,215 |  Reviews: 1,033
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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Photo of sparx1100
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dokhollidai
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a clear glass. Dark, rich and hazy mahogany color occupy the glass almost mysteriously; very interesting in its own character. Mild carbonation and with little foam head.

Smells like a mixture of roasted nuts, grain, toffee, and caramel, however all of this is very subtle and light to the nose; kind of adds to the mysterious factor. I get imagery from the senses in my mind that this is sort of elusive.

Tastes malty with a strong nudge towards the flavor of masking pepper, along with roasted notes of wheat and a sort of woody taste as well, yet relevant in all of its complexity with fairly spicy hops. Overall goes down real smoothly.

There's a lot of character in this beer and I have to say that I enjoy it as a Vienna Lager.

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Photo of LT630
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

One of my absolute favorite beers. Drank it for the first time at the brewery, and have had it in my beer fridge ever since.
Great taste, look, and mouth feel. Smooth and not bitter.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TPZEM
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a somewhat reddish, muddy brown ale. Off-white creamy head with lots of lacing on the glass and a head that dissipates within a few minutes. Smells of toasted almonds, walnuts, malt, and other toasted nuts. Tastes like a smooth caramel and nut mix. Definitely some slight bitterness near the end of the swallow, but a medium-bodied lager with lots of robust flavor. Overall, a very well done Vienna-style. Definitely getting again.

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Photo of JoeLev
3.24/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shreead
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
3.14/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BamfBacon
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSexLove
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another solid beer from Great Lakes.

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Photo of Isarnan
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 3,215 ratings
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