Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Apparently Eliot was at one point in his career the Cleveland Safety Director and frequented the original bar that became Great Lakes Brewpub. Cool. Of course you know him as a member of The Untouchables, enforcing prohibition and fighting Al Capone.
The label shows a photo reenactment of what might have been Eliot Ness at the bar drinking a mug of beer. The photo was taken by H. Wayne Rayburn. Enjoy by 12/07/11. Best served at 45 degrees F.
Bread dough and sweet grain aroma. Light caramel and doughy flavors are most noticeable at the start. From that barely sweet start, a nice hoppy bitterness takes over, to the point of even feeling a little sour. Lemon rind and garden flavors mix together with a very grassy flavor profile.
The carbonation is aggressive in biting at the palate. It's a combination of kinda refreshing, kinda annoying. The bitterness is in my opinion slightly overdone. Good body. You finish with more of that earthy garden strangeness, a little dryer too, perhaps due to the 6.2% alcohol. Good and weird flavors at the same time. Wasn't bad but I'm certainly not in love. I liked their Dortmunder Gold wayyyyyyyyyy better!