3fourths (8696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange. Smells like a bail of hay, along with some honey and dark fruit. Very crisp overall, with an oily finish. Very tasty, full of tobacco, honey, hay and malts.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a huge lauger fan, but this one is not too bad. Has a nice bitter taste to it, and no unrulely aftertaste.
hopscotch (10180) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, deep golden lager with a large, off-white, creamy head.
Nice, malty nose and flavor with notes of butterscotch and caramel in each. Well-bittered and medium-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
Smooth, clean finish. Not my thing, but very good for the style.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Light yellow colored, translucent, very little head. Aroma is carmelish malt and hops may hallertau?. Crisp flavor, moderately dry. Dry finish. Good Dortmunder
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden color, with a light head. Kind of a bready flavor. Really hard to describe. Good though.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like a lager, peach color. Nice white foam head. Smells floral, maybe a slight citrus smell. Definitely a little wheat. Not really that much flavor. A little musty perhaps. Very light flavor. A little tangy bitterness in the finish and that is it. Not the best Great Lakes has to offer but OK.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got this in a 1/6 bbl from the brewery. It has a beautiful golden color. The smell is sweet like fruit, but also hoppy. It has a very full taste for a lighter beer. The malt and hops blend together very well. This is a beer you can drink over and over. Great Lakes is one of the best breweries around.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden color with a large white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is surprisingly ale-like, rich lightly roasted malts, spice and floral hops. Flavor also reminds me of a blonde ale, rich caramel malts and complex hop character. Medium body with creamy carbonation. One of my favorite lagers ever!
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored with a small beige head. Malt aroma with a little hops. Malt and hop flavor. Bitter finish.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dortmunder Gold is truly golden in color, such a deep gold that it must be seen to sppreciate the depth of color this beer displays. It has a great hop aroma which rivals a good bottle of Pilsner Urquell. The taste is very full and satisfying, with the clean lager finish. This beer will leave a lace that is extrordinary. Truly an exceptional beer.