ClarkVV (4429) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 2003 Bottle.
Pours a rich golden orange. No sediment and very clear. Aroma is sharp and spicy. Good amount of white foamy head.
Begins very powerfully, with lots of strong, sharp yeast/hops flavor right away. However, there is an undercurrent of dry, flat grain taste that makes its way out shortly after the hops flavor has worn off. The beer takes on too much a watery texture, especially as it warms. I also found that the powerful up front taste gets very old after a few of these. Not complex at all. Medium acidity.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice creamy Helles flavor, a step above their Locktender lager. More complex than most Dortmunders I've had. Refreshing and at least here in Cleveland always fresh.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge, frothy head, white as a sheet upon a golden straw body. light, creamy palate and nose. pale, creamy, sweet and smooth, then grainy and dry. crisp. a nicefruity, sweet finish. mildly bitter and acidic. very well balanced
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dayton, OH AleFest:The head was small sized, white and it quickly diiminished.The body was clear with carbonation observed.This beer's hue was yellow and the nose was lightly malty.The flavor was bitter from start to finish and it left a lingering aftertaste.The beer's mouthfeel was smooth, tingly and light-medium bodied.This beer's lacing was fair.
thedm (5206) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew poured a small head of finely sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left a good lacing and a transparent carbonated light golden orange colored body behind. It had a mild malt aroma and offered up a smoth mouthfeel from start to finish. Its flavor was mildly hopped.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
straw yellow color with medium sized white head. Aroma is yeasty and dry. Flavor is yeasty, a very faint hint of hops, medium dry throughout. Nothing really special.
MaBeer1972 (1509) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, brassy color! Just like the bottle says, this IS a very well-balanced, tasty, drinkable Lager. A little sticky on the hop finish, but very nice overall.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice lager.Yellow in color with small head. Aroma is very light with a bread malty smell.Taste is smooth and refreshing with a nice blend of hops and malt with a hint of fruit. Nice clean finish.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice full body...with subtle but flavorful hop characteristics..giving off a nice spicy hop aroma..quite smooth and refreshing with hints of orange peel and mango
osubucks26 (30) - Seville, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had one really great glass & one ok glass. Couldn't really complain with either, but the 2nd wasn't as good as the first.