Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Eliot NessGreat Lakes Eliot Ness
BA SCORE
85.5%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 3,209 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,197
Reviews:
1,031
Ratings:
3,209
Liked:
2,745
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
11.27%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
680
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,209 |  Reviews: 1,031
Photo of devilben02
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, deep amber color, with a modest beige head on top. The aroma is subdued but comforting, with a combination of musty hops and a light bready sweetness. The flavor is much more potent, with big notes of fruity, sweet, and nutty malts being balanced by a dull, musty, earthy character. These flavors are bold and complex at first, but the flavor becomes muddier as the beer opens up, with just a bit of an uncomfortable astringency and an alcohol burn (either that or this beer just pairs miserably with goldfish crackers). The texture is a bit resinous and almost syrupy, which is less desirable than the crisp, clean character that is the hallmark of most lagers, but it goes down fine. Overall, this rich, flavorful lager has some flaws, but I still wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85.5% out of 100 with 3,209 ratings
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