Monday, 13 April 2015

Eliot Ness Amber Lager

I had a pint of Eliot Ness Amber Lager on tap at a Chicago eatery just before closing time. At 6.2% alcohol, it possessed a heavy booze count for a lager--unlike its namesake prohibitionist. It had a clear, ruddy appearance and showed up wearing a thin cap of off-white head. There wasn't a lot of aroma, but what was there was bready, malty, and had some brown sugar notes. The flavour was rich in toasted malts and a nice burnt toffee vibe, while the finish was bready and pretty solid.  All told, Eliot Ness packed in more flavour than expected for a lager, even an amber one.

Eliot Ness is brewed by Cleveland, Ohio's Great Lakes Brewing Co., brewers of the excellent Commodore Perry. It's a lovely lager, and you should drink it.

Rating: 8.0
out of 10.

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