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RATINGS: 1167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by reads 12/15/2015. Aroma - Freshly baked bread. Sweet, pale malt. Faint sourdough quality. Appearance - Pillowy white head with deep gold complexion. Thick band of white lacing coats the rim. Spectacular sight. Taste - Unbeatable balance in this beer. Chewy, bready sweetness upfront is equally matched by herbal hops. Hops lingering cloyingly on the palate with mild spicy alcohol. Palate - Medium bodied. Dry. Supreme balance. Overall - Love this beer and big props to the one and only Kevin Horton for transporting it north from the Pennsylvania desert for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2915) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2015
I can’t believe I hadn’t had this before. From the bottle at a wedding. Taste is crisp clean fruity lager. Maybe a tad too far on the sweet side to be truly amazing but what a good lager.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lweiberg (133) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2015
This Dartmouth Gold is worth its weight in gold, tastes like Cleveland and would try the imperial version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (892) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2015
From the bottle into a pint glass. Clear light gold color with medium thick off white had. Light sweet wheat aromas, grains, sour dough bread, hint of light fruits. Light body, light sweetness, lightly dry, no bitterness. Long sweet finish. Nice drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorkenstein (338) - - OCT 15, 2015
Big buttery aromas with grassy aromas too. Taste is butter, grassy hops, pepper, lemon zest too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (806) - Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Pours orange/yellow with an average head. The aroma is really nice; the malt is bright and buttery, and the hops add some floral tingle. But the flavor especially pops. This beer tastes great. That rich, sweet malt lays a foundation for some surprisingly strong hops. It’s just a satisfying beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1547) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Tap from source. Dark gold with cream head and nice lacing. Light wheat and citric aroma. Wheat flavor with a hint of hops. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15269) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Old rating copied over from another site.

Poured into a nonic pint, this is a fairly clear beer, amber in color with a finger of soapy off-white head. A nice bread character to it. Earthy and slightly citrusy hops (orange peel, for the most part), and a subtle toasted character. A touch of pepper is there and maybe a hint of grass. Flavor is surprisingly heavy on the citrus peel and grass. A slight hop bitterness with a decent earthy quality. Bread, toast, and hints of toffee provide the malt character. yeast is also prominent. Light to medium in body with a moderate carbonation. Easy to drink, clean, and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BwBburg (2) - Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015 does not count
My favorite Great Lakes beer. Good rich taste, very smooth to drink, I miss Ohio when I drink it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (352) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2015
pours a clear orange gold with a smallish white head. Aroma is malt and light bread. The taste is clean then a little hops and carbonation fade in. Slightly sweet on the finish, but not syrupy. Some light hop bitterness lingers pleasantly. Easy drinking and refreshing. Well done!


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