herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey colored pour with a quickly disappearing white head. Malty nose that has an almost delicate quality to it. Thin to medium body that qualifys this as an everyday/session beer for me. Excellent balance and flavor. Top notch brew, only wish I could get this in California.Thanks to hopsrus for this one.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, clean, balanced lager. I like.
cckevin (40) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: Very nice offering. My first from Great Lakes Brewery, but based upon this beer, it wonít be my last.
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This lager is light with barely any trace of hops. Very smooth taste that makes for easy drinking.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nose of fresh baked bread and a beautiful golden color lead to a lager that is gentle, round, soft, and light on the palate with a finish that is semi-bitter at the throat. Nice session beer. I could drink 50 of these! OK, in two days!
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very malty, not really "hardwater" enough for the style, but damn good beer, one of the better American lagers thatís regularly produced...Michael Jackson says that the heariest Dortmunderís come from the US these days, but...the only other one Iíve tried recently was Goose Islandís, what else is there?
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
moderate golden with no head, didnt detect much out of the aroma other than a little maltiness, flavor was slightly buttery
joet (2222) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The hops are oxidized and the malt is too bright and itís too effervescent to be a dortmunder but itís good and itís easy drinking.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow. Effervescent. Grainy. Medium maltiness. Some bitterness, flavor hops in the background.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For stuff that is found in my grocery store, this stuff is excellent. Has an aroma reminiscent of the cantillon iris i had not too long ago... call me crazy, but it does. great, almost excellent interplay between the malt and the hops... very satisfying. god bless cleveland