goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a crystal clear golden color with a medium sized long lasting off-white head. Sulfur and floral hops over a caramel malt. Malty flavor with some sulfur at the finish. Mild bitterness and dry.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle (thanks to shigadeyo) poured a clear pale/gold color with a quick fading white head. Aroma of bready lager yeast and caramel malts. The flavor was smooth with almost no bitterness and a malty aftertaste. Nothing special, but I liked it.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 Bottle from Shigadeyo. Pours pale copper with a diminishing white head. Malty and bready aroma. Flavor of german pale malts, caramel, bread, with some faint fruitiness. Clean and subtle spicy hop finish, just enough to balance it out. This a very simple, but decent session beer. A great crossover beer, and under rated. More like an Oktoberfest than a Dortmunder.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from trade with shigadeyo. Poured copper in color with a creamy white head that somewhat lasts and renews with a slight twirl of the glass. The aroma found a ok malt and light hop mix but a little too light to pick out anything in particular. The flavor had citrus, wheat, and a decent malt background. Light body and slightly oily.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
The Christian beers are usually sold with some disclaimer about it was an Ohio first or some such bravado. Well it is no longer brewed in OH and any dortmunder that shares it style with the Gold brewed in Cleveland pales in comparison, especially when coming from the same state.
A burnt orange color with a head of very large bubbles that disappear quickly. A stale hop aroma, the american equilivant to the skunky Canadian aroma of their macro beers. And to think I got this on sale for only $6.99/6er.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep orangish amber color w/ a shallow, beachball spattered froth that reduces to nothing. Aroma is grainy and slightly skunky. Medium neactar w/ soft residual effers. Fat malty backbone supports a mildy sweet brew w/ nuances of caramel, aged citrus, and honey. The finish is long and bittered nicely w/ mild hops. This is a good lager although a bit skunky.
bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like a lager. Light malt with a grassy note. White head that disipated rapidly. Something of an amber color. Medium mouthfeel. Malty. Not much hop, but enough to balance the finish. Ends dry, and the hop and malt compete.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a caramel tinted golden brown with a pretty thick fading head. Aroma is pale malt, taste is malty and very crisp and refreshing. A good easy to drink lager.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Craig (shigadeyo) Thanks! Pours a clear amber with a fading off-white head. Sweet aroma of nuts and herbal hops. Sweet taste of nuts and cookie dough with a crisp and slightly grainy finish. Sessionable!
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Craig (shigadeyo) Thanks! Pours out a light brown color. No head. Smell is sweet and yeasty with some hints of grass and sugar. Taste is smooth and malted, interesting and full of corn. Not special. Not the worst of the style though. Thanks Craig.