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:
3,187
Reviews:
1,025
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
663
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,187 |  Reviews: 1,025
Photo of KelseyCizek
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber in color with caramel taste and some hops.

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Photo of dubayale
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good beer for a kick back. Taste strong and burley.

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Photo of Nick2Wendell
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Mae1118
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color is a very nice caramel color. smells fruity. taste like caramel smokey, with a lingering after taste. Not a bad beer over all.

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Photo of Reddanm1
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer overall was very good! It has a very beautiful and interesting color to it. The color is golden brown with a hint of orange. The Aroma was citrus with a little bit of caramel. The taste of Eliot Ness was very good. It tasted like caramel with a little bit of smoke flavor. The beer was a little acidic when it hit the tongue. The aftertaste continued with the caramel taste because it tasted like burnt caramel. Again, overall, it was very good!

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Photo of colbster92
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1947
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this baby for a lotta years. Fabulous, smooth, tasty Vienna Lager. I'm from SE Pa, have drunk thousands of Yeungling Lagers over the years, which is great for the price. This is, like, it's apotheosis, though for twice the price, at least. Worth it.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rallyr32
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ctb6582
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ewelvaert
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fern22
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trygelski1
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Natty Greene's pint glass:

Look: Pours a nice amber red color that is very clear. Little to no head present and lacing is very minimal. This is the color an amber ale should look like.

Smell: Lots of caramel and toffee notes along with some bready malts.

Taste: Loads of caramel, toffee, and bready malts present along with a minor hop bite which is very nice. Throw in a bit of sweetness as well. This is one of the best tasting amber ales I have had.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This is one of the better amber ales that I have had. Another solid offering from Great Lakes!

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Photo of Timtac
3.29/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fishguyac
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinggimp
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hephaestos
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint best by date of 2/13

A: Solid brown caramel body with decent clarity and a little off white head that looks inviting with its creaminess.

S: Lots of sweet doughy breads, light caramel.

T: Lots of a nice deep bready sweetness and maltiness with some grains and caramel finishes with a touch of very light sweet floral hops.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly creamy feel.

O: I really enjoy this beer, but to me the hops are so light in the background and its so bready and sweet in the front I think it drinks more like a doppelbock, so if you are looking for a more classic vienna lager this is probably not it. (Beer might have been getting past its prime as well).

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of underoath437
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,187 ratings.
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