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RATINGS: 1169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2005
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yuhasz (23) - USA - MAR 25, 2005
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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2005
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Perfect golden pour with a rapidly dimenishing off white head. Very smooth going down with a nice amount of hops in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2005
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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2005
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.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lightman (1) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2005 does not count
This is a fantastic beer, best on tap. Served commonly around Cleveland, it’s one that I enjoy often. This and the Christmas Ale are my two favorite Great Lakes brews. Highly recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 (draft, 5/27/06) Clear apple juice body topped by a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, peach. Taste is medium sweet, peach, some earthy, light spice. Light-medium body, light stickiness. (6/3/8/4/15)

(12oz bottle, 1/24/05) Clear amber body with white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, caramel, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some apple, light bitterness (grassy/earthy). Light-medium body, some crispness. I was not sure how to rate this -- it seems to have all the characteristics of a very good brew, but for some reason it did not much appeal to me. (6/3/6/3/12)


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