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RATINGS: 1099   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Nice golden color, with a light head. Kind of a bready flavor. Really hard to describe. Good though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Looks like a lager, peach color. Nice white foam head. Smells floral, maybe a slight citrus smell. Definitely a little wheat. Not really that much flavor. A little musty perhaps. Very light flavor. A little tangy bitterness in the finish and that is it. Not the best Great Lakes has to offer but OK.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
I got this in a 1/6 bbl from the brewery. It has a beautiful golden color. The smell is sweet like fruit, but also hoppy. It has a very full taste for a lighter beer. The malt and hops blend together very well. This is a beer you can drink over and over. Great Lakes is one of the best breweries around.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Bottle. Pours dark golden color with a large white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is surprisingly ale-like, rich lightly roasted malts, spice and floral hops. Flavor also reminds me of a blonde ale, rich caramel malts and complex hop character. Medium body with creamy carbonation. One of my favorite lagers ever!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Copper colored with a small beige head. Malt aroma with a little hops. Malt and hop flavor. Bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Dortmunder Gold is truly golden in color, such a deep gold that it must be seen to sppreciate the depth of color this beer displays. It has a great hop aroma which rivals a good bottle of Pilsner Urquell. The taste is very full and satisfying, with the clean lager finish. This beer will leave a lace that is extrordinary. Truly an exceptional beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 2003 Bottle. Pours a rich golden orange. No sediment and very clear. Aroma is sharp and spicy. Good amount of white foamy head. Begins very powerfully, with lots of strong, sharp yeast/hops flavor right away. However, there is an undercurrent of dry, flat grain taste that makes its way out shortly after the hops flavor has worn off. The beer takes on too much a watery texture, especially as it warms. I also found that the powerful up front taste gets very old after a few of these. Not complex at all. Medium acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Nice creamy Helles flavor, a step above their Locktender lager. More complex than most Dortmunders I've had. Refreshing and at least here in Cleveland always fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Huge, frothy head, white as a sheet upon a golden straw body. light, creamy palate and nose. pale, creamy, sweet and smooth, then grainy and dry. crisp. a nicefruity, sweet finish. mildly bitter and acidic. very well balanced

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Dayton, OH AleFest:The head was small sized, white and it quickly diiminished.The body was clear with carbonation observed.This beer's hue was yellow and the nose was lightly malty.The flavor was bitter from start to finish and it left a lingering aftertaste.The beer's mouthfeel was smooth, tingly and light-medium bodied.This beer's lacing was fair.


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