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. 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 UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass at approximately 40 degrees F.
A: Looks like free-flowing honey on the pour, which swells into a beautiful clear amber. Small streams of bubbles rise slowly from the bottom at the start, before dying away to leave the beer a deep amber shading towards russet. A thick head of foam forms, which slowly dies down to a cap. The lacing is minimal, but present.
S: Sweet toasted malt and caramel, wreathed around bready yeast with some faint notes of rich soil and ripe fruit.
T: Mother of god, this is a fantastic Vienna lager. The taste opens with sweet bread and lightly toasted caramel, before some hints of walnut, raisin, and pecan join in. There’s some slight bitterness from the malt, as well as an earthen, loamy bitter that offsets the sweetness just enough. Warm yeasty bread with toffee-like tinges form the finish, which lingers without overstaying its welcome.
M: A light, smooth, silky lager, with exactly the right amount of carbonation to avoid feeling flat without sparkling up too much. Just heavy enough to impart a feeling of drinking a good beer, while remaining light enough for refreshment duty.
O: I have yet to encounter another Vienna lager that’s comparable to this one. It’s virtually everything I could look for in this style, from the complex malt profile to the slight hop presence and the silken mouthfeel. This is a staple of my beer enjoyment. ordybill (1759) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a beautiful reddish amber color with a small white head. The aroma is a full on assault of malt and hops with some spice, very good. The taste is caramel malt with some fruit. I believe this is the best Vienna Lager I have ever had. 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)
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. 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 SPDickerman (1239) - 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. austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, 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?