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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Pours straw yellow with a good white foamy head. More lager than ale. Not bad - will buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (3769) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Aroma is grains, slightly perfumed and, oddly, bologna. The flavor is grainy malts, mild/medium sweetness and an odd twang/sourness in the finish. The bologna did it for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2013
I admit to liking it just a little more because I’m having it on draft at The Berghoff. Clean lager color, a thin foam ring around the edge. Light malt smell with a bit of pils character to it. Clean crisp "Special Export" taste that shows a hard water profile and puts German hops on the sides of my tongue. Hop bitterness builds with each sip. Now a much improved and very distinctive all-malt flagship beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
drpimento (2186) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
I mistakenly let this warm a bit before pouring. Corn comes out more. Poured with a nice, large, foamy, frothy, off-white head that soon settled to a light cover and a little lace. Color is a clear yellow with some bubble trails. Aroma is corn first then malt and a hint of hop. Flavor’s very similar to nose, but strong carbonation adds significant tang. Body and carbonation are ok. Finish is a little like flavor but morphs into something not as pleasant and too long.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
A Shade darker clear Yellow, Good Head, Some Lacing.Sweet Malt , Creamy Palate, Light Hop Bitter to Finish. Not too exciting, but an ok for this style. Decent.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
shrubber85 (7381) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Corn syrup malt aroma. Medium yellow with large head. Sweet corn syrup malt flavor. Very bad - not even a decent pale lager.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours hazy, fizzy yellow with a short, tight, white head. Aroma is light.....honey..bread. Taste is sweet, malty, honey and bread, again. A hint of vanilla. Slightly herbal finish. Just OK.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. It’s hard to get excited about this style. Lagery with a bit of corn. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cbfobes (2274) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark reddish brown with a thin off white head, aroma is sweet and bready with a little bit of caramel and malt, the flavor has a sweet front end with a bland finish of a little bit of malt, light malt feel, not impressed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, dark gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of honey and light vanilla. Slight aroma of light citrus also. Taste is medium-heavy sweet. Honey with some herbal hops. Medium bodied with a somewhat thick and sticky texture. Fizzy carbonation but a long finish. Overall, not bad. Pretty good for berghoff brews.


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