Eliot Ness (Amber Lager) | Great Lakes Brewing Company | Beer Review | #1022

Today, I’m going to review a beer from the Great Lakes Brewing Company, and it’s their Eliot Ness, which is a Vienna-style Amber Lager. This is one of Great Lakes year-round offerings that I’ve had numerous times before, but never reviewed, so let’s see what I think about it!

Commercial Description:

Admittedly, it’s a bit of a paradox to name our Amber Lager for history’s most famous agent of prohibition. But it’s a smooth, malty (and dare we say, arresting?) paradox.

Pertinent Information:

Brewery – Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, OH)
Beer – Eliot Ness
Style – Vienna-style Amber Lager
ABV – 6.1%
IBU – 27
Bottled On Date – “Best By” 11/25/21 (Relatively fresh at the time of review)

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  1. Sippin' a bottle right now. Takes me an hour as I get quite dizzy from alcohol. Can't buy the six pack anywhere(maybe internet?). The local stores only have the Great Lakes variety pack. The Edmond Fitzgerald is…prize worthy.

  2. Just watched this review while I drank this beer. Great job. You nailed this beer. I really liked it. A slight notch above Boston Lager. Tasty beer.

  3. I love great lakes. The classic mixed 12 pack is something I used to buy monthly, ok ok…..every other week hah! Solid clean, consistent style that they have nailed. Great review and as always, Cheers!

  4. I just looked at this a few weeks ago and almost picked it up. It’s been a long time since I’ve had this. I was thinking of revisiting it. I wasn’t a big fan of it back then. But I know my pallet has changed a lot since then. I’m certain I would enjoy it now. Great review Joe.

  5. Broooooo that had some fucking color to it. Not my style I spend my money on but shit if it was around I would dabble. Dam I wouldn't even mind sitting around a campfire and just looking at that pretty little thing haha. Cheers bro

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