Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich grassy hop aroma. Thin head, murky orange. Light bodied, sweet with grassy bittering hops. Slight earthiness.
thegreenrooster (4003) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a bright gold with a white head. Aroma is malty with a touch of hops. Flavor is crisp and dry. Malts used in this one carry the beer. If you in the mood for a malty lager then this is for you.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an orange/gold. Decent, soapy head that dispersed within a few minutes. Nice lacing. Slight aroma is balanced with muted hops and malt. Flavor consists of bittering hops and some malt as well. Nice dry finish. Carbonation give it a good mouthfeel and adds some body. Overall, this is a nice lager with some hops flavor. I recommend this beer.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden color and light aroma. Nicely bittered with a sweet/dry finish. A nice clean crisp taste to the beer.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, shiny gold/amber color, thin creamy/soapy white head. Aroma has a wet, day old cut grass thing, along with a dry white-wine malt sense to it. Nice and pleasant sweet taste, with a papery note to it. Nice and crisp and very enjoyable overall, but maybe the sweetness will get annoying.
wirko (10) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer with a fantastic finish. Works well with lots of different food, or by itself.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2007 Pours golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma is metallic lager yeast, herbal Hallertau, and a bit of sour corn mash. Taste is bready, grainy, a bit metallic, with bitter grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Great Lakes, please, please, stop the filtering and pasteurization, Dortmunder Gold would be stellar if you’d just quit the nonsense. Beer should last longer than 3 months.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pale lager color with no head. Aroma has some strange citrus character, but not hops. Flavor very clean and crisp with only a little citrus kick. One good thing is I knocked out another style.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear gold in color with a thin creamy white head. Aroma is lemon butter on crescent rolls, along with some honey and lime juice. Sweet and crisp; this ain’t no light beer. Crisp and freshly baked biscuits. Malt sweetening with a slight pils twang. A little waxy on the palate, and a good summer quaff.
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light aromatic hops, crisp and a bit fruity. Mild grapefruit and citrus oil with touch of pine. Bright golden amber clear with foamy smooth white lacing head. Medium body, bit creamy, with medium carbonation. Starts crisp and hoppy, nice malty sweetness to blend out any astringent bitterness. Fruity and light on hops, nice acidity. Finish is clean and just a bit sweet. Light bitter after. A really nice lager, refreshing and clean.