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RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Clear deep golden in color with a decent white foamy head that leaves good lacing in my glass. Bready and flowery aromas, nice bready and grainy flavors, medium bodied, nice smooth mouthfeel, finishes clean and dry, very tasty and drinkable, this is an awesome brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
By a long shot, the best Dortmunder I’ve sampled. Excellent color and head make this a very beautiful beer. Nose is the weak point, but the flavor is also great. A very clean, refreshing, and surprisingly good brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (784) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 From a bottle - This poured a rapidly diminishing white gead of foam atop a rather dark amber body that smelled slightly of malt and grain. The taste, however, was truely upper-class, especially for a lager, and Irecommend this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
It’s not that there’s a bad aroma, there just isn’t one at all, lots of sediment that you can even see through the bottle, it looks like sea monkeys bathing in gold, creamy mouthfeel, one of the better light beers I’ve had recently.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Orange gold color. Medium white chunky head. Aroma is malty, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied helles. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy and a touch bitter. Hints of orange and honey. Nicely balanced. Light and refreshing, yet very flavorful. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Clear golden color with a nice rocky white head. Light floral, fruity hop aroma. Slightly sweet malty flavor up front leads into delicous light crisp hop finish. A well crafted lager that was very enjoyable on this very hot afternoon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
(12-ounce bottle, obtained in trade, thanks Brian!) Holy shit! Someone pinch me! Finally an American brewed Dortmunder that actually tastes good! Nice, big, malty flavor, mildly sweet, with a complementing hops that is only mildly bitter yet still makes its presence known; Malty nose is nice, but the slightly sour aroma is a small minus; Fairly dry and medium bodied with a nice, full, coating palate that is soft and luxurious on the tongue; Deep golden color; Nice size to the off-white head, and retention is good, thanks in part to the generous supply of carbonation bubbles; Fair amount of patchy lacing, with one very large, unbroken section; Another quality brew from Great Lakes; Nice job, guys!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
Orangy amber light arangy head. Light malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour. Light creamy palate. Slightly oily light dryness. good hop aroma but more maltiness was coming through.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
achtungpv (213) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Not as strong as I was expecting. Slight citrus finish. Very smooth and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2004 Keith-Gorgeous golden color and a hops/malt aroma. Not light or strong, this beer is unique to the nose, eyes, and mouth. I could see drinking this in many situations. rating 3.2 Eric-pours light orange hue with nice white head-decent lacing from the start. sweet, noble hop aroma-grassy and spicy with a touch of skunkness, but was not detracting. flavors are spicy hops, slight malts and a firm hop bitterness on the finish. good body and mouthfeal. the bottle said "best by 6/14/04 and it was still good!


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