BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Velvet Lounge. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Pils malt, corn, diacetyl, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
DCLawyer (1297) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->SA. Bright copper with medium foamy offwhite head. A: grass, grains, sweet malt. T: caramel malt, bittersweet grains and lite hop note. Soild.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. This has to be one of the best helles-style beers I’ve had! It poured a bright gold color with a substantial white head and great lacing. The nose was crisp, fruity and balanced well. The flavors were also balanced incredibly well, with a great mix of bready malts and spicy hops. The body is extremely smooth and drinkable. This makes for a great session beer and an excellent helles.
scotchzombie (265) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bit hazy and orange-tinged gold with a solid, lasting one-finger head that leaves some lacing and coagulates like yeast when it settles. Aroma is grass, noble hops and yeasty buttered bread. Taste is quite complex for a classic lager and very well-balanced. Sweet malts and noble hops with flavors of bread, faint citrus and earthy grass. Crisp, hearty and a top-notch example of its style. Perhaps the best non-German variation of a German beer that I've had.
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bytemesis (2422) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2013 Bottle. Pours crystal clear amber orange with a small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is grass, bread, grain. Flavor is surprisingly refreshing, light sweet, light grassy bitter. Light body. I was just surprised by Surly Hell a couple days ago, and this is a bit better. Maybe I am a closet Dortmunder fan?
micmillon18 (27) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 11.10.11.
A - Pours a pretty clear color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly.
S - Sweet malts, like Portuguese sweet bread, along with faint spicy hops and slightly yeasty.
T - Delicious sweet bread flavors start this one off, almost somewhat banana-y. It’s followed by floral and spicy bitterness that seems to balance it out with near perfection. A semi dry finish with slight lasting bitterness.
M - Carbonation is to the style; semi dry finish; light bodied.
O - This is a lager to write home about! Despite many unique characteristics, it still manages to focus on being a well balanced, thoroughly flavorful, brew.
Fredis23 (478) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Deep Orange Rose Gold Color, Huge Foamy Head, Lasts Long Period of Time, Decent String Lacing. Citrus Sour Aroma. Sweet Malt, Buttery, Creamy, Decent Bitter Hop Finish With Sour End. Pretty Good Example for the Style. Good.
Ratman197 (8856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread dough, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread and light earthiness with a crisp finish.
zkello (1) - - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cooked vegetables, bubblegum, bubblegum, earthy, cheese, basement aromas, dough, resin, cooked vegetables, alcohol, basement aromas, herbs
ronaldtheriot (1064) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold has a thick, soapy, slightly off-white head, a clear, bubbly, old-gold appearance, and pretty substantial lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, hearty, medium-roasted malt with possibly a little hop zing. Taste is of light malt, some mild sweetness, and subdued hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easy going. Overall, this is a very good beer, even though it’s a little bit on the dull side. RJT