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RATINGS: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2001
best nut lager ive had

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whaleale (14) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2014
One of my top five, balanced all the way across the spectrum. Only change it needs is a higher gravity.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lagerking91 (1) - - SEP 26, 2012 does not count
Hands down the best lager I’ve ever had. Smooth full of taste and flavor. It is a deffiently worth the money

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
theFritz (4) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004 does not count
My favorite Great Lakes beer.Very good, very strong the whole way down.Traditionaly an Octoberfest style,however,great for all seasons(espesialy christmas)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 Deep, vaguely hazy reddish-copper, with a thin, nicely firmed lasting head. Great nose, very malty with lots of caramel, also a bit sweet. Wonderful flavor, simply huge malts, nicely caramel-sweet with butterscotch and maybe a slight bit of apple tartness. Palate is the best part, very sticky and full. Great, great stuff, currently voted in as the best lager I’ve ever had. I would bathe in this on a daily basis had I that option.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CheersBabe (62) - USA - APR 24, 2007
An interestingly full bodies amber lager with a quality bite. Overall a great taste for the price. If you can find this beer... enjoy

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (955) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
12 oz bottle from jsquire. Thanks Jeff! Pours clear amber with a large beige head. Smells malty, like caramel and toffee, and some mild (red?) fruits. Taste is sweet, like toffee, and mildly fruity with a touch of bitterness on the back end. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and less than average mouth-carbonation, Great Lakes Eliot Ness finishes with a lingering fruitiness and a touch of bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2003 Malty, flavorful, buttery with a hint of sourness and considerable floral hop bitterness. This stuff is remarkable! Where can I get me some more?

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yakbreath (13) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2002
Nice color, great aroma, nice malty flavor.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2007
12 ounce bottle poured into a tankard mug. Amber red with a lasting beige head. There’s even some nice lace left behind. The aroma is toasted and nutty, with lots of noble hop character. The flavor is the same toasted malts with a sturdy hop flavor and bitterness. Very easy to drink. This beer kicks all kinds of ass.


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