Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

3,184 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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Yuengling Bock glass, Eliot Ness is mahogany with a small off-white head leaving light lace.

Smell is bready, a bit grainy, and a light touch of citric hops.

Taste is also fairly hoppy for a vienna larger, a touch phenolic, some metallic notes, over a bready backbone. Better then that may sound, a larger of character.

Mouthfeel on the dry side, yet slick hop oils. Full but soft carbonation, medium bodied.

Drinkability is solid, a flavorful, stronger yet smooth, Americanized amber larger. I had this a lot when these guys started and I still lived in Pittsburgh. Back in town visiting family, I'm surprised to see I never reviewed them. Even better then I remembered!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Eliot Ness poured into a pilsner flute, consumed on 5/4/12. Best by date: 6/3/12.

A- Massive three finger head with good retention, pillowy & off-white. Deep amber-copper body with a slightly red hue. Good clarity. Spotty lacing.

S- Out the neck, smells malty & slightly sweet. Once poured, light malt aroma. Fairly uninteresting.

T- Very balanced. Light toasty vienna malt, slightly sweet. Decent amount of hops. Moderate-light bitterness. Very tasty and easy drinking, quaffable. Dry aftertaste with nice toasty vienna malt lingering.

M- Moderate body. Moderate to moderate-high carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O- Not that I've had that many but this is the best Vienna Lager I've ever had. Also one of the best lagers I've had.

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,184 ratings.
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