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:
3,183
Reviews:
1,023
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
297
Gots:
661
For Trade:
3
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Photo of BeerLover99
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: shiny copper body, 2 finger head, solid lacing

S: biscuit, sweet bread, ripe fruit

T: toffee/caramel, biscuit, sweet malt, bread finish

M: med mouth, mild bubble/solid smooth

O: Usually not my fav style, but rather good.
Fine balance between sessional + stand-alone brew.

QUITE GOOD; GRAB A BOTTLE!

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of erogers
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a beautiful clear amber color with an off white head on top. The retention and lacing were very nice on this beer. The smell is malty sweet with some mild earthiness. The taste of the beer is malty with a subtle sweetness and a very mild bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with a decent carbonation. Overall it's a really good brew, very surprised with this one... Disappointed I didn't try this one sooner.

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Photo of goalie33
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BlissJunkie
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of brewsclues
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Boilermakerap
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of HippieHops
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in Cleveland Hopkins airport- poured a clear dark amber color, with two fingers of bone white head, modest retention, nice even rings of lacing.

Smell is rich and malty- lots of caramel and some roasted barley. A little bit of citrus as well.

Tastes great- consistent with smell but balanced out by some noble type hops. Caramel up front, followed by toasted malt, to finish out somewhat dry.

Mouthfeel is fantastic- medium bodied, light to moderate carbonation. This is a great amber lager. Same style as Boston lager but way more flavorful.

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Photo of rpaxson19506
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,183 ratings.
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