pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2001
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice smooth creamy mouthfeel. A Great lager. Strong hop and malt presence. Yum!
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 10, 2001
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
it looks like a plain lage but is much more complex.
very smooth and hasa nice hop/malt balance.
yet another great beer from the folks at great lakes.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy Cow! A friend and I powered through a six of this while playing music in the backyard and sure wished we had more. I’ve definitely used the word ’balanced’ cavalierly in earlier reviews because this brew defines the word - both a generous malt and a strong hoppy presence - and such a great feel in the mouth. By far the best lager I’ve ever had.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 A great beer from one of the best american breweries. They know how to make one hell of a beer over at the great lakes brewery. This has a robust solid flavor to it. It is smooth without being weak. An great beer. Very cool how they managed to balance the malts and hops to come out with a very smooth brew.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whereas i didnt care as much for the Eliot Ness, i could drink this one all day. Excellent balance, tasty malt flavor, and nice hop finish. Very easy to drink and went great with dinner. Great aroma and fairly long lasting head. Great beer.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden colour; hugely malty, toasty, caramel nose & palate; very big & chewy for the style. Finishes smooth
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first Dortmunder so I don’t have much comparison. A nice hoppy lager though. Nothing too special, but certaintly not a bad everyday beer.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful. Gold Rocks.
dbutler4699 (13) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2000
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great looking beer; fine, long-lasting head, beautiful amber color. I put this in a class with some other great beers - Sam Adams Boston Lager and Crooked River ESB.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 18, 2000
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Majorly dissapointing, not good at all