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:
3,199
Reviews:
1,029
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
300
Gots:
672
For Trade:
3
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Photo of craigbelly
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmryan21
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dag1991
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdman56
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of shanegatter
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very good amber and very subtle on the hops (I do not care for the hops in IPAs). Although I do have the hop aftertaste on this one it is still a very good beer.

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Photo of moodenba
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Six pack Eliot Ness picked up spring 2016 on Long Island, NY.

This is probably the best pale or amber lager I've tasted in years (maybe ever?). I read the Brothers' review, and I second that; I agree completely. When the "maerzen" beers in Austria are pale shadows of the style, this beer holds up the tradition.

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

Photo of Jsalz21
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leantom
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Now this is what a beer that combines a lot of malt and hops should taste like. Much better than the maibock I had the other day. Here goes:

A: Beautiful, clear red. Also pours a large, tan head that leaves great lacing.

S: Piney hops and caramel malt. Smells like a milder West Coast IPA. Nothing overwhelming, and still good.

T: Piney hops (with a tinge of grapefruit) give way to a strong caramel malt profile. The hops and malt complement each other very well; neither overwhelms the other, and the beer finishes very smoothly. There's also a fair amount of breadiness from the yeast that's reminiscent of Killian's and other English ales. Good.

F: Great. Smooth and well-carbonated.

O: A very nice beer. Easy drinking on a warm summer day.

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

Photo of Jwehman
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bpkrippner
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mlockman
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm not typically a big fan of amber lagers, but this beer is darn good! While it is maltier than I expected (a bonus for me), it is spectacularly balanced.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.11/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SNorton101
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Urk1127
2.45/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of edthehead
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eliot Ness pours a darker reddish color with a big lacing head. Mellow creamy malty aroma, with hints of skunk. Taste is creamy and smooth, sweet, with some hop flavors. Body is a little flat. Overall its a very nice malty lager.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,199 ratings.
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