CardsFan25 (28) - - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A different tasting lager. Bought in a Great Lakes variety pack that included two lagers, a pale ale, and porter.
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, itís a really intriguing dirty blonde shade that borders on red. So from the pour youíre not entirely sure what youíre gonna get, and the aroma doesnít give off much clues, despite being nice enough. Itís actually quite hoppy, but thereís a strong malt backbone that offsets it nicely. It should be heavy, but itís actually quite silky smooth and goes down very easily. Itís 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 (909) - 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. Itís 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 (3876) - 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. Itís 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 didnít 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 (455) - 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 (2326) - 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.
lukin (337) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Pours red, one-finger white head. Aroma of caramel malts, light fruit, light roast. Taste is slightly sweet but well-balanced. Enjoyable.
CardiacNP (27) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Elliot Ness lager from Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland OH
Aroma slight sweet malt and slight floral from Nobel hops
Appearance. Amber/red clear with a 2 finger head and nice lacing
Taste mild roasty/sweet caramel with a decent hop finish. Mild bitterness
Mouthfeel moderate combination crispy dry finish
Overall an ok american style lager more flavor and complextivty than mainstream american lagers. A solid beer
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