HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2004 This is one of the best beers I have had. Teriffic balance between hops and malt, great flavor, and decent aroma. I don't like many lagers, but this one is awesome.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is truly amazing, as close to being gold as any I've poured. Short lived head with reasonable lace. Hops are very present, but fade nicely in a good smooth aftertaste. Touch of metallic to the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel that makes me happy.
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with a very slight orange tint. Many small bubbles rising from the bottom, while a small white head sits atop. Smells of hops and malt and a semi-strong ale. A nice flavourful beer with definate hoppy inital taste with a very smooth aftertaste. A good all around beer, but not my favourite style.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty decent ale for a local brewery. I was quite pleased with it.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Great Lakes. This Helles style beer was outstanding. Amber color with nice head. Rich malt flavor with a hint of sugar. Excellent balance between the Malt and Hops. Very smooth with a nice finish.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dortmunder is in the top echelon of lagers. Rich, golden pour with plenty of lacing. The lager tastes like a liquid cookie, with bready, sugary malts and a slight acidic aftertaste, followed by hops bitterness. Rich and luxurious, apprentices.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber gold body topped by a medium thick sustaining head with good lace. Somewhat sweet yet bitter aroma with piney and peppery notes. Sweet and bitter hop flavor with a good malt balance with piney notes and a bitter hoppy finish with a touch of pepper. Light to medium bodied and smooth.
roomjosh (2) - Holland, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2003 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Best Lager I have ever had. Must be drank within 3 months of production
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
About as good as this style gets. Nice golden color. Rich malt for the style, caramel and toffee present, quite flavorful. Moderately hoppy and perfectly smooth. A nice surpise.
Panzuriel (1282) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light yellow liquid. Nice head. Good strong flavor. Good carbonation. Nice full flavor with hints of sweetness. A good beer, just not all that special.