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RATINGS: 1099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Rerate: After finding it on tap I have to raise my rating a bit. This beer is very well rounded. It’s one of those brews you’d like to have if you were stranded on some island. Very refreshing, but somehow not lacking in complexity. A great Ohio brew. My personal favorite when back in the heartland.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2003 Lovely on tap- with a dry taste, but smooth finish. Clean, and malty, mild but prominent hops. I like this one. Impressive beer for a style that originated somewhere else.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Lagers suck. With that said, this is one of the better ones. Not as good as Pilsner Urkwell, but crisp and easy drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunnydayfrenzy99 (2) - USA - DEC 5, 2002 does not count
mmmmm....good stuff. Excellent color for a beer, with a nice bold taste. I’m always in the mood for one of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Not a big fan of the style, but indeed a pretty good beer. Fairly light on the palate, with spicy, floral hops barely coming through. Slightly malty witha fairly clean, but distinct finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2002
This has become my favorite lager. Perfect balance between hops and malt. Gold color, decent head. Great hop aroma. Very clean, yet flavorful for a lager.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2002
I am helpless before good Dortmunder and this is one of the finest. Great big fluffy head over wonderful clear gold. Generous light malt with complex hop interplay, yielding to a sharper finish than other Dorts I’ve tried. Very like Dominion and Victory, but a bit sharper and a measure more tart. Brilliant. PsychProf is to thank for this beauty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Totally out of wack diacetyl thing going on here. Butter flavored through and through, with a slight hop bitterness and a touch of sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2002
This brew is VERY smooth. It goes down much too easy. This is what those "Macro" american lagers should strive for: flavor and body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Interesting dortmunder style brew. Nice hops.


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