SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a slightly orangish tinted gold. my first dortmunder, this is quite interesting. good body, smooth, you the malt profile and subtle hoppy finish make this an easy drinking lager that actually tastes good!
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 Very meaty malt smell, disappearing head, deep gold color. Faint noble hop aroma. Taste is very interesting. Nice mouthfeel with plenty of body to go along with a bit of fizz. Taste is full of flavor, if only a macro could put this kind of flavor in their lagers. Fruity flavors with floral hop notes coming through. A very nice beer that may become one of my standbys for the coming summer months.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A much nicer lager than I usually prefer - perhaps I need to know more about this Helles style. Nice gold colour with a creamy head. Slightly sweet malt aromas with a good hop balance. Medium mouthfeel of mostly fairly crisp malt but with touches of light hops too.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first Dortmunder: Lemony hops are inviting in the aroma. There’s a real dryness all the way throughout the beer. Leaves you wanting more. Good stuff.
Yuhasz (23) - USA - MAR 25, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
For about 1/2 this golden beer, I thought this was a top notch beer, but after, I had trouble finishing it. Perhaps I am just a whimp
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep golden color with moderate head. after trying other micro beers, this beer seems to have a mass-prod taste to it. taste doesn’t jump out, safe beer for lawnmower drinkers to try. I live in cleveland so it’s avail, but unless left at my house, i ain’t buyin it.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a nice cake aroma and flavor to it. Syrupy malts would like a stronger hops presence but I understand that not really the style. A fine offering from a brewery that never lets you down.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfect golden pour with a rapidly dimenishing off white head. Very smooth going down with a nice amount of hops in the finish.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2005 Deep golden in color with a two-fingered, sustained head, this has a sweet, doughy aroma with a touch of caramel. It’s got a good balance between hops and sweet malt in the taste and a crisp, snappy hop finish. Another good brew from Great Lakes.
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gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This a extreamly engaging brew and my close proximety to cleveland guarentees fresh beer. The beer is think and heavy with good and has a very distinct dortmunder taste.