lagerman99 (66) - USA - JAN 8, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If I lived in Virginia, this would be my everyday beer. You guys are lucky who live near enough to enjoy the strong clean flavor, beautifully accented, of this brew.
superspak (1928) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off-white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light caramel, honey, floral, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light caramel, honey, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, biscuit, honey, light caramel, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, clean, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Dortmunder style. Good balance and robustness of flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured an orange amber type color, somewhat glowing; whitish head. Aroma of bread, some caramel, fruit/sweetness, and grass/earth. Slightly tingly on the palate in a positive way. Slightly sweet and earthy, bready with some caramel and fruit. A nice version of the style.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat on the amber in color for a lager, it’s mostly clean and clear, with a foamy bright white head and no rising carbonation. It smells like a lager, but very grain-forward in character. It really reminds me of an Oktoberfest/Marzen in its ease of drinking, slight caramel sweetness, and malty finish. Good for an Oktoberfest, different for a lager, a pleasant drink overall.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Orange/gold with medium white head. A: lite grains and malt, hay. T: grains, grass, citrus, pepper. Ok.
robobeerbelly (46) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this beer. i recieved it this month from beer of the month club. I have to say i haven’t been impressed with the beers that i i’ve gotten from them but i actually liked this one. It’s very smooth and doesn’t finish with an overwhelming hopping flavor. I tend to stay away from the bitter beers but this one is just about right. it’s a little bitter but it doesn’t linger. the flavor is great! i would buy this again.
GJF (1156) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A yellow beer with a small head. Malts and soft fruit flavors--peach, plum. A bit of dry hop at the end. Not a style I generally go to, but this one was OK. Nothing great, but OK.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. It pours a solid amber color with a decent white head. The nose is muted with a little grain and grass. The flavor has a hint of sweetness up front with the grain coming through first. The grassy hops overcome the malt pretty quickly leaving you with a slightly bitter finish. Not bad, but not in the greatest harmony either. Light to medium body with average carbonation and a weak finish. Not my favorite lager.
Dacrza (416) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date tasted: May 10, 2013...
Occasion: long/good week of baseball coaching...
Appearance: odd sediment floats in a burnt-orange body; nice cirrus tracings of off-white head...
Aroma: flavorfully thick,, doughy fragrance; sugary with toffee also...
Palate: smooth yet slightly complex mouthfeel; worthwhile to hold before swallowing...
Taste: intensely malty, strong finish with a shortness of hops...sweet and flavorful...
Overall: as Dortmunders go, a solid offering--couples with chips well and yet could stand alone for a night of socializing as well....
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Light amber with one finger head. Quite grainy/grassy with a slight hop finish.
RobertDale (2631) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with an average white head. Aroma of grain, malt, and grass. Taste is malt, grain, grass, and citrus. Nice to drink.