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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Eliot Ness Amber Lager

Category: Amber Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Eliot Ness Amber Lager

Category: Amber Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.1%
Brilliant medium dark sunburst color. Aromas of rye toast, dried caramel chew, and black peppercorn with a soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length toasted walnut, granola, cherry pit, and arugula finish. A round and satisfying amber ale with great balance and a snappy finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: rye toast, dried caramel chew, and black peppercorn
Taste Flavor: toasted walnut, granola, cherry pit, and arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hamburger Casserole, Jambalaya, Parmesan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round and satisfying amber ale with great balance and a snappy finish.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The Producer
2516 Market St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
USA
1 216-771-4404

Amber Lager

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Serve in a Mug
Amber lagers are amber to copper hued in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-6%. Caramel malt flavors are typical and hopping levels vary considerably from one brewery to the next. Though based on the Vienna lager style, these beers are often hoppier. Amber lagers are a vaguely defined style favored by US brewers. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Elliot Ness Lager, Stevens Point Classic Amber and Boston Beer Co.'s Samuel Adams Boston Lager.