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RATINGS: 1094   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.


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 (4058) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 24, 2003
This brew poured a small head of finely sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left a good lacing and a transparent carbonated light golden orange colored body behind. It had a mild malt aroma and offered up a smoth mouthfeel from start to finish. Its flavor was mildly hopped.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2003
straw yellow color with medium sized white head. Aroma is yeasty and dry. Flavor is yeasty, a very faint hint of hops, medium dry throughout. Nothing really special.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1268) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Big, brassy color! Just like the bottle says, this IS a very well-balanced, tasty, drinkable Lager. A little sticky on the hop finish, but very nice overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2003
A nice lager.Yellow in color with small head. Aroma is very light with a bread malty smell.Taste is smooth and refreshing with a nice blend of hops and malt with a hint of fruit. Nice clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2003
nice full body...with subtle but flavorful hop characteristics..giving off a nice spicy hop aroma..quite smooth and refreshing with hints of orange peel and mango


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