Sunday, 25 March 2007

Review: Great Lakes Eliot Ness

Great Lakes Eliot Ness from Great Lakes Brewing Company
Rating: A-

Thanks to mymrnngjckt for sending this one my way in the Secret Bunny '07 exchange.

Appearance: Deep amber, almost garnet in color. Two finger head with good retention. Great lacing.

Smell: Lagery-clean, but much deeper and complex than just that... Bready, toasty malts. Caramel, slight citrus hops.

Taste: Toast and biscuit - malt profile is somewhat reminiscent of Fat Tire. Malt is in charge, but there's enough bitterness to balance. Finish is bitter hops, but aftertaste is all toasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, good carbonation. Creamy.

Drinkability: This is a great lager - anyone who thinks lagers are boring should sit down and have one of these. Sessionable for sure. Not surprising to see it's the highest rated Vienna Lager.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-25-2007 19:04:58

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