Great Lakes Elliot Ness Amber Lager

Type: Vienna Lager
  • Brewed by: Great Lakes
  • Availability: Year Round
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  • Region Available: USA (IL, IN, KY, MI, NY, OH, PA, WI)
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Flutes
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  • 6.20% 
  • 591/3686 
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Deep Amber red color, with a fragrant malt aroma. Flavorful notes of rich caramelized malt and noble hop flavors harmonize on the palate leading to a crisp clean finish. Named after one of Cleveland's most respected safety directors, who frequented the brewpub's bar during his tenure from 1935-1941 and, according to popular legend, was responsible for the bullet holes still evident today.

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Reviews: 2

  • Jun 11, 2015
    malvrich (96)Rank: Beer Novice
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    12 oz. brown bottle - Foothills chalice glass A: Orange Amber color with an inch of tight foam. Good retention and lacing. Looks great.
    S: Toast and baking spice/nutmeg (?). Slight caramel.
    T: Dry orange spice with a crackery malt backbone. Slight sweetness. Good balance. Very nice.
    M: Medium body. Prickly carbonation. Bitter dry finish. Again very good.
    O: Nothing to complain about. Very good overall and worth buying anytime though a bit on the strong side for me at over 6% ABV.
  • Aug 7, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. It was sampled on 6-4-09 and had a best before date of 6-19-09 on the label.

    Appearance: The body has an inviting deep reddish amber color with very good clarity. On top there is a modest sized, just off white colored head that hangs on well and makes some nice lacing on the glass.

    Smell: The aroma has some sweet and toasted malty character with light mineral and leafy hop notes.

    Taste/Mouth: Its flavor has a sweet malty and toasted bread base with notes of brown sugar, caramel and toasted malt. Hop flavor is solid and matches the sweetness of the malt with earthy, leafy and mineral flavors and balanced bitterness. The finish has toasted grains and hops fading slowly off the tongue. Its texture is smooth and slick with soft carbonation.

    Notes: This is an outstanding Vienna Lager!!! The balance of sweet, toasty and hops is spot on. Well done Great Lakes!!!