WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
By a long shot, the best Dortmunder I’ve sampled. Excellent color and head make this a very beautiful beer. Nose is the weak point, but the flavor is also great. A very clean, refreshing, and surprisingly good brew.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 From a bottle - This poured a rapidly diminishing white gead of foam atop a rather dark amber body that smelled slightly of malt and grain. The taste, however, was truely upper-class, especially for a lager, and Irecommend this beer.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s not that there’s a bad aroma, there just isn’t one at all, lots of sediment that you can even see through the bottle, it looks like sea monkeys bathing in gold, creamy mouthfeel, one of the better light beers I’ve had recently.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Orange gold color. Medium white chunky head. Aroma is malty, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied helles. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy and a touch bitter. Hints of orange and honey. Nicely balanced. Light and refreshing, yet very flavorful. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a nice rocky white head. Light floral, fruity hop aroma. Slightly sweet malty flavor up front leads into delicous light crisp hop finish. A well crafted lager that was very enjoyable on this very hot afternoon.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12-ounce bottle, obtained in trade, thanks Brian!) Holy shit! Someone pinch me! Finally an American brewed Dortmunder that actually tastes good! Nice, big, malty flavor, mildly sweet, with a complementing hops that is only mildly bitter yet still makes its presence known; Malty nose is nice, but the slightly sour aroma is a small minus; Fairly dry and medium bodied with a nice, full, coating palate that is soft and luxurious on the tongue; Deep golden color; Nice size to the off-white head, and retention is good, thanks in part to the generous supply of carbonation bubbles; Fair amount of patchy lacing, with one very large, unbroken section; Another quality brew from Great Lakes; Nice job, guys!
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangy amber light arangy head. Light malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour. Light creamy palate. Slightly oily light dryness. good hop aroma but more maltiness was coming through.
achtungpv (232) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as strong as I was expecting. Slight citrus finish. Very smooth and drinkable.
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2004 Keith-Gorgeous golden color and a hops/malt aroma. Not light or strong, this beer is unique to the nose, eyes, and mouth. I could see drinking this in many situations. rating 3.2
Eric-pours light orange hue with nice white head-decent lacing from the start. sweet, noble hop aroma-grassy and spicy with a touch of skunkness, but was not detracting. flavors are spicy hops, slight malts and a firm hop bitterness on the finish. good body and mouthfeal. the bottle said "best by 6/14/04 and it was still good!
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours golden, large frothy white head, fair carbonation, with sticky lacing.   Malts, grass, slight grain, and cheese on the nose.   Notes of malts, grass, and salt on the tongue.   Has a minor salty finish, slight sweet grass and malts, but a lingering light salty flavor.   Otherwise its fairly drinkable, but perhaps not my style.   Thanks goes out to TChrome for the trade!