brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold reddish color,clean satisfying malt hop blend aroma, dry lemony taste with a slight hop finish. A nice enough lager but the style really doesnít lend itself to much excitement.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very beautiful beer, nice dark golden color, with a white head. nice lace left on the glass. Didnít really pick up a strong aroma, but I detected both a hint of malt and hop in the aroma, truely a delicious brew, nice malty sweetness that is well balanced but some hop bite, only complaint I can make is that great lakes has the least creative bottle labels, but I do like the reading material on them
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maltiness, roasted maltiness, that I am eager to take down my throat. Had this during a frantic bus ride into Cleveland from Wickliffe while campaigning in Ohio.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sourish malty nose - buttery, noble hops. Clean flavor is malty with a butted popcorn finish, a little lemon. Nice finish with the butter.
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried this because Iím such a fan of many other GLB beers. Average golden color didnít inspire me to want to really tear into this. Not a bad beer, but Iím just not a fan of this style.
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this at the Boneyard in Cleveland. I had already tried the porter and a brown so this tasted a little light to me. Still... a pretty clean and smooth lager. I enjoyed it.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, peachy-golden-hued in appearance, very promising, with a solid heft of head above, soft and near-white in color.
Aroma, neutral, a bit grainy, right on for the average lager, airy and inoffensive. Nice enough.
Taste: smoooth, mild, big and malty, little hops on the palate, but†everything slides very easily down. Grainy taste is easily met by light fruit, the body is medium, finish is long and lasting. Flavor sits forever in the mouth, thatís is the biggest thing this brew has going for it. Itís not one of those In-&-out-lagers, in the mouthfeel. big points for that, for the persistence, and the pleasure, and the all-out pleasant-ness going on here. If I were somewhere where this was the most intriquing selection, though Iím no lager lover, itís a beer I could happily sit with. Or stand, even.
Actually, it tastes better the more you get into it...very nice. Yum, top notch lager!
Scott S. (8) - North Royalton, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoy this Dortmunder..I get it in bottles. Light,clean and crisp one of the better Dortmunders
muzzlehatch (4840) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint (or so), drunk as a lovely complement to Michael Stipe and Bruce Springsteen dueting on "Man on the Moon" at Clevelandís Gund Arena, October 1. Lovely malty/lemony aroma, juicy fresh well-balanced body, nice cutting but light bitterness throughout...I donít have a lot to say here really as I was paying attention to other things; but I really wish I could get something this good at all concerts and sporting events.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden/amber color,small white head that faded slowly and left a slight lace behind.Good light malty aroma with a slight hint of olive (Green) and maybe some hops and fruit as well.Nice fruity flavor some malt and a nice hop presence that doesnít get to out of hand but stays in the quite refreshing range.A very nice brew and iím glad i have one more for later.Thanks go to Footbalm for sending me this brew and others from this brewery along with some great samples from his company.