redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Wow. A brilliant sparkling gold color. A sensuous head of lofting beauty. Definite orange/citrus aroma flavor with just bite of bitterness from the hops. Finishes dry, yet leaves your mouth watering for more. One of the best beers brewed in the world.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium golden colored with a full head. Good spice and hop profile makes this very authentic tasting. True to style and quite drinkable.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is an excellent combination of the bread-like European malts and spicy noble hops. An excellent session brew that leaves you thirsty for more beer.
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I drink so few lagers these days that this beer seemed boring. Let's see, orange-straw colored with little head. The lacing was nice on this one, though. Definte honey in the aroma, with hints of peach and maybe orange. Taste is just too smooth (like I said, lot's of ales) with a slightly sweet medium mouthfeel. A bit of bitterness grabs you just as you swallow, but nothing to speak of. This is a very drinkable beer, and I would try it again. I would definately like to find it on tap.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too bad of a beer. Boring orange hue. Nice palate, but nothing too special. aroma is pleasent, but has not lasting mark.
mikeyj80 (22) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great beer, even better on tap. This is a fairly unique flavored beer, not many i’ve tried are anything like it. It takes a little getting used to, in fact i really disliked it the first time I tried it, but it grows on you.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, warm golden body, moderately carbonated. Aroma is doughy, lots of crystal malt, honey, and herbal European hops. I find this to be quite similar to certain APAs; caramel malt balanced by a piney bitterness. Very enjoyable.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An exceptional offering from the Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland. One of my favorite road drinks and is one of the first items I’ll scope out when I visit Cleveland. Like the Vienna Amber (Eliot Ness) from Great Lakes Brewing, the Dortmunder Gold is an excellent draught specialty, which sadly I’ve yet to find west of the Rockies.
The Great Lakes Dortmunder is my personal favorite in this style of brew and is one of the easiest drinking (bitter) beers around. I’ve found it to be extremely enjoyable on its own, with appetizers, and even with a meal, particularly fish dishes such as halibut or grilled prawns.
If you’re looking for a nice medium bodied brew, don’t hesitate to tackle this one, particularly if you’re looking for something with a little more bang than a simple pilsner.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
While certainly a craft brew, this amazingly tame style just sort of sits there on the table. It has nothing interesting to say. It just sits and listens. 30 I.B.U.’s and simple caramel matiness.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Strong malt backbone with enough hop to make it crisp and easy drinking. Sweet aroma and flavor, maybe even a hint of honey.