Style: Amber Lager
ABV: 6.2 IBU: 27
Great Lakes Brewing Company Eliot Ness
What the brewers say
“Harrington 2-Row base malt lets color and flavor from other malts come through. Munich provides malty aroma and flavor; Cara 45 provides caramel aroma and flavor. Caramel 30 strengthens caramel aroma and flavor. Mt. Hood provides subtle spicy and earthy aromas.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Medium strong malt aroma with toast and biscuits. Caramel with some melanoidin character. Subtle hops in the background. Some earthy and woody notes. Clean lager profile.”
Flavor: “Rich, sweet melanoidin malt. Caramelly and full, the crispy toast malt is followed by ethanol and reasonable hop flavor. Hop bitterness balances the malt nicely. Hop flavor is somewhat piney. Finish is dry with some warmth. Less of a malt bomb than the nose implies.”
Overall: “Slightly harsh, lingering hop bitterness combined with the rather sweet malt profile makes this beer fully flavored. Beautiful in the glass. Very pleasant, but a bit alcoholic. A well-made Vienna lager.”
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