samsmith33 (188) - - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight Apple,lemon, slight hops. Light brown color. A bit stale. A bit flat. Caramel flavor. Lasting positive aftertaste. A nice beer....
tdmuel (84) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a deep red color with a small off white head and lots of lacing. There’s a bready malt character up front on the nose, a touch of dark fruit, and plenty of malty notes too. Slight floral hop taste and a bit of dark fruit, light caramel, toasty malt and s dry finish. Well rounded, easy drinking.
chalicemaster (34) - Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First thing to say about Eliot Ness is it looks great, it’s a really intriguing dirty blonde shade that borders on red. So from the pour you’re not entirely sure what you’re gonna get, and the aroma doesn’t give off much clues, despite being nice enough. It’s actually quite hoppy, but there’s a strong malt backbone that offsets it nicely. It should be heavy, but it’s actually quite silky smooth and goes down very easily. It’s interesting, and just about drinkable enough to enjoy regularly as part of the Great Lakes sampler pack.
ilovewaffles76 (3) - - MAY 12, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly malty aroma,,clear amber color, great taste, hop flavor very present but not overpowering, good, malt balance. Great beer.
umich03jm (912) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a medium amber color with a medium fizzy head that fades normally. Aroma is floral and grassy hops mixed with a light caramel and toasty malt. Taste is decent. Nobel hops balanced with caramel and toasted malt. Crisp finish. It’s pretty solid but nothing ever excites me about amber lagers.
rg1122 (10) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great. Lakes. Great. Beer. Nuff. Said.
kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that left a bit of lacing. The nose is nicely malty with a nice caramel base and a minimal hop overtone. A bit grainy and husky perhaps. The flavor is a bit huskier and grainy than I care for, I wish it were a bit smoother and cleaner. It’s so husky and rough that I can hardly believe that this is a lager. Dry and toasty with a slight nutty note on the finish along with a bit of light bitterness. Medium bodied, dry and grainy, fizzy prickly carbonation. This is one of those beers that didn’t stand up to my lofty expectations from having this beer many years ago before rating became a regular thing for me.
smartnor (20) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its aroma is average. It smells like plain generic beer. It is an amber-brown in color. It tastes like generic beer. It has a lot of hops. A lot of flavor.
odinstyr (457) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange-red with a minimal tan head. Smells of caramel, whole grain bread, hint of pumpkin. Taste is sweet and bitter - malty, brown bread, moderate hops, hint of spicy cinnamon, pepper.
burg326 (2327) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color with aromas of bread, caramel, some light hops, and some light malt. Flavors dollow suit, the caramel flavor is mostly the main flavor, nice beer overall.