Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

3,185 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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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Very attractive dark amber color. Nice meaty looking head settles down slowly to a puffy film on the surface. Active carbonation. Great lacing all the way down.

Smell - Great smelling beer; Earthy with a honey sweetness

Taste - Delicious malt and grains up front and subtle hop coming in behind. Great honey throughout.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, the honey sweetness lingers in the mouth. The carbonation lightens things up a bit.

Overall - Really, one of my favorites go-to brews. Drinks so easy. I like the honey/sweetness because there is substance to it but it could be too much for some.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

A - Deep dark amber with a huge off white creamy head.

S - Sweet toasted malt, caramel, earthy hops, hints of grass and herbal spice.

T - A balanced blend of caramel, brown sugar, biscuit malts, and earthy, grassy hops. Finishes with a hint of bitterness and some graininess. Dark fruit and a pleasant nutty flavor come out as the beer warms.

M - Smooth, creamy, medium bodied. Crisp, mild carbonation, somewhat dry finish.

O - A very flavorful, balanced lager. Reminds me of a high quality version of Yuengling. Overall, it ranks as one of the best amber lagers I've ever had.

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

* drinking almost 2 months past the enjoy by dat

a: dark amber/mahogeny. burnt caramel and a pale ruby red. 3 finger, white bubbly head

s: sweet caramel and sugar right away. this smells super clean yet also rich. hint of brown sugar, toasted barley and bread. has my mouth watering

t: clean and crisp sweet caramel malt and candy sugar followed by a faint toasted note. very smooth & mild hop bitterness after the sweet punch makes this real refreshing. kind of like in the aroma, its clean and rich at the same time. hint of pepper spice on backend

m: lighter side of medium

o: really nice for a Vienna Lager. its not overly complex, but the flavors smooth and well balanced. you know you're drinking a lager, but you don't mind

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,185 ratings.
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