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RATINGS: 1164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
This smooth lager strikes a delicate balance between malt and hops in the aroma, palate, finish and body. It has more body and less hops than a Pilsner, and less malt and more hops than a Munich style lager. 30 IBU.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3352) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Gold is a misnomer. This is a nice copper, not gold. Cloud-like head. Slight tingly hops in the aroma, and the hops back up the smooth malt in the flavor nicely. Tingles the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
This is a good lager. Nice head, golden color. Aroma is a little malty and flavor has subtle citrus. Definitely a beer to drink on a regular basis if you can get it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Pours from the bottle with a medium, foamy, white head. The body is a slightly dark gold. The mouthfeel has more body than expected. Aroma is malts and green beans. The taste is green beans, grapefruit with a nice balance of the hops and malt. Lots of lacing. refreshing and good for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
pours a brilliant gold, with a white head that quickly turns to a long-lasting collar. flavor and aroma start nicely toasty and malty, but are eventually marred by emergence of butterscotch (diacetyl) notes as beer warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 Gold with puffy head. Nose is a bit lemony and sweet, slightly grainy, some excellent hops. Flavor is light, somewhat grassy, bit of lemon. Excellent hop bite at the end, very crisp, amazingly refreshing. A glorious summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Bottle. Bright copper golden with small white head. Malty aroma, hints of honey, very light hops. Incredibly well balanced. Delicately malty, the finish is excellent. If I can get my hands on a fresher bottle I’ll rerate this, otherwise this is a great beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1949) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Average flavored Dortmunder, light on hops and aroma. Alcohol content was stonger than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Dark golden in color with a medium egg white head that is retained. Aroma is fairly muted, but consists of light hops and light breadiness. Flavor is also restained but exceeds the aroma. Flavors of light hoppy bitterness, a little malt sweetness and a very dry finish. Another good beer from Great Lakes. I will enjoy this one during the Texas summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 Original Rating, May 8, 2004: Very golden color with little head. Aroma is a little vacant... malt? Taste is very well balanced between hops and malt. Very clean. I’m a little torn because it is so balanced, but it also does not seem to have much to offer in the way of a flavor. 6/4/5/4/13 Re-rating, May 28, 2010: Dark gold color with a quickly falling medium head. Very faint aroma of grains. Mostly a grainy flavor, with a bit of bitterness and astringency. Fairly dry. Hint of earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (10322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
A beautiful color. One of the best beers we have had that goes with almost any meal because of its overall balance. I have never had a bad beer from this legendary brewpub.

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