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:
3,196
Reviews:
1,027
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
300
Gots:
669
For Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a clear and very dark mahogany color with off-white frothy head that left splashy lace. Really rich and dark color

S- Biscuity, grainy, caramel, and some tea like notes in the aroma

T- Big biscuit and rich caramel notes, graininess, some herbal, fruity, and floral notes as well

M- Very smooth, medium body, semi-dry finish, pretty crisp

O- Very well balanced and flavorful Vienna Lager. This review is long overdue, probably had this beer more than any other that I had not reviewed yet. Very rich and crisp flavor profile.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Wonderful auburn-like color, and transparent as well. A one and half finger light tan head. Hold for a little while. Some lacings.

Aroma: A little bready with a slight toasted-ness and sweetness. Faint hops, mostly earthy. Sugar sweetness in the aroma. Definitely has that lager smell.

Taste: Lovely fresh baked bread. Light toasted and caramel malts. Little toffee. The hops is faint, but does make a present. Some earthiness with a slight spice to it. A little nutty. Very little bitterness and a nice malt sweetness. Finish is clean.

Mouthfeel: Feels medium bodied with ample carbonation. Drink very easy and smooth.

Overall: A great tasty lager. Great flavors. A lager I'll always get. Excellent going with this beer, GLBC.

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,196 ratings.
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