Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

3,186 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: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a delicious amber ale thats slightly unconventional. has a very rich earthy smell, while lacking that sugary malt character usually indicative of ambers. the taste is great, featuring a layered malt flavor with a hidden hop presence in the background. a very sessionable amber and one of my favorite brews from great lakes. goes great with a bowl of chili

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

A: Pours a ruddy copper with a one-finger fluffy white head that fades to a wispy layer of bubbles, leaving good lacing.

S: Caramel, toffee, and bready notes with a hint of noble hops. Very fruity for a lager. (Based on the nose alone, I'd peg this as a English ale.)

T: Rich toffee-like malt and grain. Think honey-covered biscuits in liquid form. It's on the sweet side right through the finish, where the hops finally make their presence known.

M: Rather fuller in body than you might expect, and with just the right amount of carbonation. Their is a definite coating from the hop oils, which maintains a nice long finish.

O: This is one impressive Vienna Lager. I really wish GL distributed to New Jersey so I didn't have to drive to Pennsylvania.

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12 Oz bottle poured into pint.

A- Clear red with an off white head that clings to the side of the glass, mixed bubbles
S- Sweet malts, some bread and grains and little citrus hops.
T- Some bitterness up front but lots of sugary sweet malts and caramel to back it up. Excellent balance. A bitter, numbing aftertaste with some caramel.
M- Very drinkable but also filling. Some sticky mouth feel which I was not expecting. Slightly too much carbonation in my opinion. Goes down smooth.
O- An excellent beer. Its that simple.

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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,186 ratings.
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