joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The hops are oxidized and the malt is too bright and it’s too effervescent to be a dortmunder but it’s good and it’s easy drinking.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow. Effervescent. Grainy. Medium maltiness. Some bitterness, flavor hops in the background.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For stuff that is found in my grocery store, this stuff is excellent. Has an aroma reminiscent of the cantillon iris i had not too long ago... call me crazy, but it does. great, almost excellent interplay between the malt and the hops... very satisfying. god bless cleveland
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - AUG 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic golden color, beautiful aroma, and great taste. The only things lacking are the head and the finish. The finish is not short, but could be a bit longer. This, however, does not take away from the experience at all. A fantastic beer.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love the freshly baked bread maltiness of this beer and its even hop definition. Just a nice, gently crisp brew.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden amber color. Very thin head that dissapeared rather quickly. Aroma is definitely floral (Cascades) and some malt comes through as well. I know they use Cascades along with Hallertau hops, I just would like the Hallertaus to be a little more prevalent. It’s alright but not something I’d go out of my way for.
TAR (2382) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2005 A most perfect time to revisit this old favorite of the style. Bread, English hop, toast, and fruit are evenly distributed throughout this clean and, almost, boastful aroma. Dough and brown sugar provide a sweetness that suffices to be a dessert beer. Yet quenching enough to be a session beer and hoppy enough to arouse an appetitie. Medium carbonation and redidual caramel sweetness combine to provide a perfect feel. I wish Dortmunders were more readily available. This is best in its class thus far. Gulpener Dort comes in a close second.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2005 Re-Rate:11/17/03 Got more as part of a sampler and like more and more every time.Top 10 for me,for sure! Deep,golden color with a beautiful,white, active head.Thickness makes the heavy carbonation slow and almost unappearent. Great ale-like estery flavors.Huge sugar-sweet front followed with soft,smooth,earthy, malts. The leafy smack of hops in the finish is very appealing. It gets some german malt sweetness in the finish also as it warms. Traveled to the brewery in March, and it tasted even more delicate and delicious draft.Bottle showed more resemblence than I expected. Excellent beer anytime.If not perfect,very near.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked it... A good european style beer.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This stands as one of the few lagers I truly enjoy. Well-balanced and thirst quenching, this is an excellent session beer. Try this during the summer while working outside. You will not be disappointed!