New Beer Blog Great Lakes Brewery Eliot Ness Amber Lager


Great Lakes Brewery Elliot Ness Amber Lager is the feature brewery and beer in this beer blog.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest Craft Brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Ohio base craft brewery.  Let us get into this Amber Lager.

This Amber Lager has a clean Amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet malty to hints of caramel and candy notes. The taste of this medium body has a sweet malty to caramel notes with a smooth crisp aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

In memory of Eliot Ness and his paddy wagon of guilty criminals, we have the “Fatty Wagon”  (minus the criminals).  Our eco-friendly Fatty Wagon and beer delivery truck both run or straight vegetable oil (SVO), which results in lower toxic emissions and a 25% savings over the cost of regular diesel fuel.

named after the one-time Cleveland Safety Director who frequented the original bar that is now the Great Lakes Brewpub, our deep amber lager has a faint hop nose and a slightly sweet finish.

In keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this beer is traditionally brewed from all natural ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, and water.  No chemicals or preservatives are used.

Here is a description from their website (

Eliot Ness® Amber Lager | Great Lakes Brewing Company//

Admittedly, it’s a bit of a paradox to name our Amber Lager for history’s most famous agent of prohibition. But it’s a smooth, malty (and dare we say, arresting?) paradox.

Flavor:  Almost untouchably smooth–armed with lightly toasted malts and noble hops.


  • 6-pack
  • Draft


  • Mug
ABV:  6.1%
IBU:  27
Pairs With
Smoked meats, hearty breads, and a classy fedora

Beer Availability:

  • Year-Round Beer
World Beer Championships:  12-Time Award Winner Since 1995 (Gold, Silver)

Here is their website and twitter addresses:



Closing, I am a little slow but I am starting to realize that Great Lakes Brewery makes some great beers.  I love their porter, pale ale, and their golden lager.  I will be adding this brew to that list.  There is a nice balance in this amber lager.  This beer has a nice smooth creamy aftertaste.  I love the caramel notes and the overall balance in this beer.  This is a great Amber Lager. I love it.  I will be adding this beer in the later summer and fall days.  This beer and banana bread beer will a nice break in the fall from all the pumpkin and Octoberfest brews.  I highly recommend this beer.  Plus, this beer is so much better than Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Brooklyn Lager.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill  DJ Weiser


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