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RATINGS: 1151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Good looking glass of beer-amber ruby hue with a fine head that left rings as it went down and a malty floral aroma. Smooth and medium bodied with caramel toffee flavors, a bready note to it like a honey bun and a subtle warmth. The finish was mild and bitter sweet. My aunt brought me this from Cleveland and when I saw what it was I told her I was going to take it out and dump it in the gutter. She almost looked offended until she "got it" ha ha. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2003
12 oz: pours a clear red amber. A generous head forms and then quickly dies. . . aroma contains large amounts of whole grains, wheat and a hint of piney hops. Palate is smooth and soft. Flavours have some great malt and a bit of dry fruit. Hops come in a very clean finish that contains some pepper and nuts. Thanks Santa, aofoxxy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Pours clear deep amber, with a small tan head that slightly lasts, and leaves a very small bit of lacing. Aroma strong on sweet caramel, lightly nutty, and some toasted grains. Flavor starts with caramel spread on some toasted whole grain bread, ends with a slightly spicy hop finish. Medium body, very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Crystal clear amber ale with a large, frothy, khaki-colored head. Great retention and excellent lacing. The nose is of toffee, caramel, buttermilk, grapefruit and white wine or a very dry port or sherry. The flavor is a bit on the thin side, but has some nice caramel and butterscotch bursts. Well-balanced, but the malty sweetness wins out over the hops by only the smallest of margins. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, bitter, dry finish. Another great effort from the fine folks at Great Lakes!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trumpy (4) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2003 does not count
This is the best beer that Great lakes produces (I haven't tried Edmund Fitzgerald, but I have sampled dortmunder gold). This beer is full of malty goodness, however, it does not remind me much of Elliot Ness without the label.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Dark reddish brown appearance. Distinctively malty, fruity caramel and toffee aroma. Sweet malts, caramel flavor, nice creaminess and well rounded feel. One of the best Vienna's I've tasted. I'll drink to Elliott Ness on this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Clear oarnge/brown. Rising carbonation,with a nice 2inch head. Sticky lace. Clean malty aroma with some hop spice. Smooth mouthfeel,soft carbonation. Medium body. Malty mouth. Clean malt flavors(caramel,toffee,cracker),with a nice balance of hops and malts in the finish. Little more comes out in the flavor than aroma. Another good,clean,balanced lager from Great Lakes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattj (10) - USA - NOV 3, 2003
Wish there was a 3.5 for palate on this one. Extremely well balanced with a respectable depth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2003
This is a Vienna Lager? I had no idea. Pours coppery brown. Bready, wheaty aroma. sourish, citrus hopflavor, then earthy bitter finish. Underlying malt gives it a rich mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Darker amber/brown. No head. Smells like sweet yeast, maybe a little cinnamon, hops, caramel. Tastes good. Burst of bitterness and then calms right down. Sweet burnt marshmallow flavor. Dries out quickly. Nice beer from Cleveland.


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