Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

3,187 Ratings
Great Lakes Eliot NessGreat Lakes Eliot Ness

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and copper, when held to the light exhibits a ruby hue. Scant finger of foam that fell fast to a thin ring and light dusting on top. Leaving lace though. Nose is outrageous. Lager nose, good malt, bread, grain, sweet toffee. Lightly sugary. Hops are floral elegance with hints of strawberry that remind one of sunshine. Grass, apple and faint spice. Taste is heaven. Really good bread and a deep but light sweetness. Fruits and pale malts dancing with one another on the palate. Hops take the finish with just the right amount of earth, bitter and oil plus a delightful touch of honey for a luxurious aftertaste. Nectar. Carbonation is medium, mouthfeel is thin. It drank simply and light. Honestly one of the best beers I have ever had.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pilsner glass

A: Beautiful, deep, copper-amber. Fine, khaki, 1.5 finger head that leaves patchy lacing

S: Sweet, bready aromas along with earthy hops.

T: Rich, but not overpowering malt flavor with Earthy and spice hop notes following. Very clean and sessionable.

M: Smooth with medium body and moderate carbonation.

O: A very satisfying brew, exactly what you would expect from GLBC. This beer pairs very well with food and is quite versatile. This beer really doesn’t have any flaws actually.

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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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