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 (3827) - 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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color, bright gold, puffy white head, nice lacing. Nose of biscuity malts & grassy hops. The flavor has a medium body & a strong bitterness supporting it. Finishes crispy & balanced. Traditional Dort. Nice.
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled last night. I thought this was kind of a plain beer. Reminded me too much of a Pilsner. Aroma was malty and had some grainyness to it. Flavor was a lot of grainy tasting malts and grassy hops.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden amber color. Small white head, nice lacing around the glass. Aroma is malty, not sweet, but well balanced. Flavor has lots of caramel, candy sweetness to it. Also a grassy hop kick.
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 I’m rerating this one because it’s a lot better than the first time. The aroma is malty and grassy. The flavor is full of malt and medium bodied. A nice rounded taste typical of a good lager. Taste is consistent from mouth to aftertaste.
frankenkitty (1986) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"...enjoy by JUN 21/05"
Golden bodied (bordering on amber) with a creamy head that became a film in no time. Like a genie, it’s effervescence happily stated that it was glad to be back out of that bottle. Some buttered-popcorn, diacetylic aromas with grassy and herbal hops. Malts apparent in taste, after a mildly bitter start. More full-bodied than I expected. I’d say Great Lakes acheived exactly what they pursued, congratulations!
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Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 Bottle: The aroma is bready with some light notes of caramel, honey, apple, and faint citrus. It pours a transparent golden-amber with a large off-white head with very good retention. The flavor starts lightly sweet with honey, caramel, and a hint of apple. The finish has some light citrus notes, spice, and the faintest touch of grass. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a slight stickiness to it. My review is pretty simple and really can’t do the beer justice, but this is pretty much a perfect session beer.
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
MMMMMMM....great lawnmower brew and even past its prime it was crisp and refreshing with nice noble hop aroma and the buttery soft flavor of really good lagers. Glad I picked this sixer up for only 4.99. Nice.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 Gold color on the pour but transparent. Head settles quickly from an inch to an 8th. Aroma is pretty caramelly and a little yeast. A little dry hopped for good effect. This is a very nice brew and the best that I’ve had in this style! Good malt flavor and a fantastic finish!