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Great Lakes Imperial Dortmunder - 20th Anniversary Beer



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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
An imperial golden lager balanced between malt sweetness and dry hop flavors, yet darker in color and richer in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (613) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2009
Didn’t realize i hadn’t rated this one yet. Love to see GL trying something new. Nicely hopped, thick palate/mouthfeel. Although the alcohol isn’t very present, Something about the flavor leads me to believe this one is more than 7.5. Could be that its slightly over-malted. I really enjoyed this beer. Gotta love great lakes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2009
Orange with a large frothy medium taupe head that fades away slowly. Aroma of earthy hops, pale malt, dough and a bit of must. Taste is of bready malt, toffee, earthy hops, sugar and a hint of dust. Finishes up earthy, dry and peppy with some alcohol evaporation noticeable on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle (11/8/08): Transparent deep golden brass color with a thin wispy fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet pale malt and lots of earthy, slightly citrusy noble hops with a heavy lager yeasty presence. Starts fairly full and malty sweet with some grapefruity flavoring and bittering hops before a drier bittersweet finish. An ok hoppy dortmunder but a style that probably shouldn’t be imperialized.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle from Shigadeyo. Pours amber with a white head. Lagery aroma with some notes of alcohol and European hops. Medium bodied with a smooth texture. Flavor of bread, cereal grains, biscuit, and a hint of toffee countered by a spicy and peppery hop bite that carries through to the finish. Ok. Not as good as the regular.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Golden color with a sweet malt-liquorish aroma. Glavor has a mix between corn syrup and malt liquor. Yuck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Extra from trade with adamharbaugh. Pours a fizzy honey gold with cream-colored head. Lots of effervescence as it settles out. Nose is corn, sweet malt, and a slightly noticeable hop presence. Flavor is some malt and sweet corn with lots of somewhat crisp, lagery flavor. Finishes somewhat clean with lager and hop flavor as the glass is covered with lace by now. Not a bad lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Pours a cloudy amber orange with small head which settles to rim. Aroma is oranges, bread, floral notes, and hops. Taste is sweet bread, honey, grass, with a good amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is definitely noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours light coppery colour, with almost pale yellow coloured head, which did not dissiptate quickly at all. Nice floral aroma. Nicely balanced flavour, with faint alcohol taste. Little bit cloudy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Amber copper color with a frothy off-white head. Bready aroma with some definite noble hop. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is a bit pale malty sweet with not quite enough hop to balance. Definitely finishes less than dry. The non-Imperial Dortmunder is definitely much hoppier. That aside, this is a rather pleasant drink. Somewhat reminiscent of a Belgian ale! Trust me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma is biscuity malt, bread, a hint of fruit, and light floral hops. The flavor is biscuity malt, light citrus, light floral hops, and bread with a little spice. The finish is only slightly bitter. Decent drinking beer.

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