Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Great Lakes Eliot Ness (6/10)
Great Lakes' Eliot Ness is an amber Vienna style lager that pours a slightly reddish brown with a thick off-white head that dissipates relatively slowly and leaves behind considerable lacing on the glass.
The flavor is mildly hoppy. There is a slight sweetness and rich malty flavor hiding behind the hops. The aroma is hoppier than the actual beer.
I like it, but it's probably one I would not have as often, as it comes across a bit hoppier than I care for.
Beer Advocate rates it 91/100, or "exceptional".
Great Lakes beers are available at several local retailers. I've specifically seen Eliot Ness at Kenny Road Market, Cost Plus World Market, and Whole Foods Market in Upper Arlington.
My rating: 6/10