Great Lakes Eliot Ness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Eliot NessGreat Lakes Eliot Ness
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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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Red-amber. Head retention is pretty good at one finger. A couple webs of lacing.
S- Aroma is toasted grain, a bit of floral and light pine hoppiness. Just a light toffee aroma.
T- Starts a bit sweet. Thereis honey and a bread dough character up front. The bread dough stays pretty strong throughout, but the hop bitterness kicks in near the finish. Floral and a bit fruity. Well balanced finish.
M- Carbonation is on the high end. Body is medium-full for a Vienna Lager.
O- A very good beer. I could enjoy this on a regular basis.

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

Bottle was part of a Great Lakes Variety Case.

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pour a mostly transparent reddish-amber color. A decent two finger head on the initial pour that lasts a good amount of time. Lots of sticky lacing left on the glass.

A - A very malty sweetness is the dominate aroma.

T - A really good lager. A distinct caramel sweetness is the first taste that hits you. A yeasty, bready taste is also present. The beer's 6.2 ABV isn't that high or noticeable but it's consistancy is on the heavier side which means I wouldn't consider it a beer I'd have more than one or two of at a sitting.

M - A decently carbonated beer. Leaves a sweet coating on the palette.

O - Another well crafted beer from GL. Not a style I generally drink but quite tasty indeed.


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Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,252 ratings