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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Dortmunder is still famous as a brewing center, but its namesake beer is something of a rarity these days. The great beer writer Michael Jackson described the style as halfway between the austere crispness of a German pils and the lush maltiness of a Munich helles—in other words, a perfectly balanced all-malt beer. Starting with a base of U.S. 2-row pilsner malt, we add just enough lightly-kilned Vienna and Munich malts to add a slight caramel character. Hops are New World versions of European classics, smooth and clean, but with some real personality as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3746) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness after the finish from bitterness. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Dortmunder style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1814) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Pours no head on a clear straw body. The aroma is grain and lemon. The taste is lemon and metallic bitterness. The texture is crisp and fizzy. It’s okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear light golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate bread yeast and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Average for style beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1290) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
Twelve ounce bottle from a Berghoff variety pack. Crystal clear golden pour with minimal lacing and a very thin white head. Aroma of sweet malty grains and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is fairly sweet up front with a decent amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Crisp and clean drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Very slightly hazy light gold pour with a small head. Grassy, some cracker. Slightly dry. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
There are no other Dortwunder or Dortwonders in the database. Congratulations to Berghoff for being the first to come up w/ this ridiculous name! And the icing on the cake is this beer is not abjectly terrible. Truly the first day this was brewed will be forever remembered in the anals of Point Brewing history. It’s a clear orange yellow w/ a long-lasting head of fine white bubbles. The nose is floury malts along w/ some floral, grassy and lemon tones from the hops. This has a bit of a sweet honey-like character but it is at least firmly bitter to balance. A very slight metallic off note around the edges in the finish is my biggest complaint. Overall, this is a medium bodied, highly-carbonated brew that is nice and drinkable w/ a little more flavor than a standard macro later (note: I like macro lagers so I don’t mean this to be disparaging). I could drink a six pack of this and come back for more so, hey, it serves it’s purpose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1346) - Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Gold light gold. Some head, ok lace. Nice malty aroma buttery toasty nutty like. Vanilla cookie. Malty foamy mouthfeel, light caramel, toast, light buttery malt. dry foamy. Bit of citrus and generic hop flavor. Decent dortmunder.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drdisque (685) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap in Berghoff in O’Hare. Clear pale. Very sweet lager, bordering on sticky but with a crisp finish. Very lightly hopped. No crap adjunct flavor. Good, if a bit bland lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
zootfinster (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
An OK beer. Too light for my taste and too carbonated. Certainly drinkable but there are many beers I would choose first

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ARH (971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. There’s a cheesy funk to the aroma with wheat and tart fruits. It pours a clear straw with a dense, soft white head. A thin, filmy surface is left behind with a thin ring. The lace runs, so it leaves a clean glass. The taste blends medium sweet with a light bitter. The texture is oily with a medium body and a bubbly champagne carbonation. It finishes buttery, floral, and fruity with a slightly astringent aftertaste.

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