LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Great Lakes. This Helles style beer was outstanding. Amber color with nice head. Rich malt flavor with a hint of sugar. Excellent balance between the Malt and Hops. Very smooth with a nice finish.
Silphium (2972) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dortmunder is in the top echelon of lagers. Rich, golden pour with plenty of lacing. The lager tastes like a liquid cookie, with bready, sugary malts and a slight acidic aftertaste, followed by hops bitterness. Rich and luxurious, apprentices.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber gold body topped by a medium thick sustaining head with good lace. Somewhat sweet yet bitter aroma with piney and peppery notes. Sweet and bitter hop flavor with a good malt balance with piney notes and a bitter hoppy finish with a touch of pepper. Light to medium bodied and smooth.
roomjosh (2) - Holland, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2003 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Best Lager I have ever had. Must be drank within 3 months of production
fraternie (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
About as good as this style gets. Nice golden color. Rich malt for the style, caramel and toffee present, quite flavorful. Moderately hoppy and perfectly smooth. A nice surpise.
Panzuriel (1182) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light yellow liquid. Nice head. Good strong flavor. Good carbonation. Nice full flavor with hints of sweetness. A good beer, just not all that special.
kyzr (1140) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an outstanding lager. One that puts faith back into the lagers. Great bright clear gold with a nice head. Flavor is sweet and finishes with a little hop to it.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear color and fresh aroma. Like a thick pilsner taste, with a touch of honey. Very very drinkable.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was one great beer. As has been said, this is extremely well balanced--a beautiful combination of malt and hops. The palate is smooth and the flavor is great. A wonderful beer that could be consumed quite regularly.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely well balanced and tasty - especially for a lager. Nice malty flavor with a decent balance of hops. A nice fruity sour apple finish. It would be a nice intorductory beer for thos who only drink macros.