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RATINGS: 1122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Deep Amber red color, with a fragrant malt aroma. Flavorful notes of rich caramelized malt and noble hop flavors harmonize on the palate leading to a crisp clean finish. Named after one of Cleveland’s most respected safety directors, who frequented the brewpub’s bar during his tenure from 1935-1941 and, according to popular legend, was responsible for the bullet holes still evident today.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
osubucks26 (30) - Seville, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Nice Aroma, Nice color, Great taste. I ordered a Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, but somehow ended up getting this instead. Decided it wasn't worth complaining about & I'm glad I didn't.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Amber color, and a whole lot of tan colored head. Decent malt scent. Mmm. Nice malty flavor, with a bit of caramel. Goes down smooth. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Clear amber with a substantial soft light tan head. Light toffee and toast aroma, with undertones of light fruit and floral hops. Malty, buttery toast with a touch of orange marmalade. Sample seems a bit dated, but malt still comes through, will revisit when a fresher sample presents itself.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2003
(bottled). Deep, bright copper hue with a soft malty nose & a faint floral hop presence. Medium-bodied feel leads off with chewy toasted malt sweetness and ends with spicy bitterness and a faintly sour plum or fig suggestion that doesn't seem out of character. Lingering bitterness stays spicy. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Amber color with medium head and alot of bubbles. Sweet malty aroma that is present in the taste. Nice hoppy kick.Finishes sweet with a hint of alcohol. A solid lager.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - JUN 29, 2003
Great lager. Deep red/amber color with nice malty sweetness. Quite bitter but well balanced and has a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rib Eye (147) - USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Agreat beer and even better with food. Great Lakes does beer right and this brew is a fine example of their work. Closer to a typical -- though excellent -- American amber ale than a true Vienna lager though. Chewy and fruity with a great balance!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2003
I recall this having a dark red color. Seemed extra harsh to me at the time, perhaps I got a bad pour?

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2003
This beer pours an amber color with tons of carbonation on the sides of the glass and a small head that oddly centers itself in the center. The aroma is not very strong but I can sense home hints of fruit and light malts. The taste is amazingly smooth and enjoyable. It's a little sweet and the carbonation makes it more interesting. The aftertaste is sweet, but reminescent of something earthy - can't pinpoint it. Very good beer. I could drink this one all night long.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Nice reddish amber color with minimal head, no lacing, medium-bodied. Aroma hints of caramel, ripe pears, dates, and yes, eiswein. Very nice. Beautifully balanced between tart and sweet, a malty presence followed by a hoppy twang. Creamy mouthfeel and clean, dry finish. Very well made, highly recommended.


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