beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This an ok Dortmunder. Bready, malty, and earthy flavors. Finishes clean, dry, and crisp.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, no date found. Very pale color, straw...thin white head, leaves just the slightest whisper of lacing. I get some apple/pear type of fruitiness in the nose along with malt, hop spice, hay, maybe just a hint of sulphur...nice aroma. The body is fuller than the color would indicate...Nice malty beer with plenty of earthy goodness to it...this is a gorgeous lager...nothing bland about it at all. Its bursting with flavor, yet still crisp and light to drink.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow with a short lasting head and some lacing. The taste is clean and crips, with a nice touch of bitter. The flavors include honey and flowers.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a nice well retained egg white head. Aroma is earthy and biscuity. Flavor is extremely clean with light malty earthiness. The Germans really know how to do lagers.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better Germans. Strong traditional reinheitsgebot flavors (malt, hops in particular), but this beer has a bit more oompapa than its Teutonic counterparts.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh malty aroma is strongly reminiscent of bread dough with some grassy hops. Hazy pale straw coloured body is topped by a pillowy, white, fine-bubbled head that lasts nicely and recedes with some lacing. Wonderfully balanced interplay between the fair grassy, spicy hop flavour and a full but dry maltiness with a decent bitterness in the finish. Medium body with moderate effervescent carbonation and a very soft texture - moreso as it warms. Lager glass, slightly above fridge temp. Bottle (Winooski Beverage Warehouse, Nov. 2004).
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma is malty and grainy with some bread. Flavor is also malty and grainy with notes of lemon, grass and floral hops. Pleasantly sweet. Aftertaste is clean, can’t really detect any bitterness. Dry finish. Medium-thin body with moderate carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in sheets, good head retention. Very nice dort/helles.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
a bit too bright for my tastes. was about as dry as a dessert, but without the warmth of a sunrise. too carbonated, with too much ’peak’.
Eructoblaster (3886) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 500ml. Pale gold body with some light haziness and a huge lasting frothy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with herbal and flowery notes. Very refreshing and well-balanced taste. Pleasant flavors of hops (Hallertau), herbs and grain. Decent hoppy/bready finish. Without having original or outstanding characteristics, that beer is very enjoyable. Excellent example of a Dortmunder.
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aggressive carbonation, good taste. Some complexity, with different malts and some toffee and citrus. Went with bread, meat and fish. Appearance light golden with white lasting head. Medium mouthfeel.