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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
<b>Bottle 12fl.oz.</b>
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, orange, citrus. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081004]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Smooth citrusy hops aroma. Flavour is sweet malty yet also quite fruity on the hops side. Light fruity finish with a nice caramel malt base. Nicely balanced and not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry and lightly bitter finish. The body is thick. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of fiver29. Clear deep golden with a yellowish off-white head. Sweetish aroma of malt with a hint of citrusy hops. Quite full-bodied with plenty of sweet malt and flowery hops. Rather subdued bitterness. 041008

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle at home thanks to jsquire for this one ... crisp bright amber ... sweet grassy floral hop nose ... again sweet little caramel ... some candy suger ....fruity ... almost syrupy mouthfeel ... medium body medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle. It’s a clear, golden beer with and off-white, finger-thick head leaving some lacings. Malty, beef-stock like nose with piney and grassy hops. Sweet, malty flavor with a pleasant hoppy flavor of pinecones and grass. Full-bodied with maybe a bit too much carbonation. Nice bitterness in the finish, and a fine, sweet maltyness. There’s not much resemblance of lager beer in it, but it’s a fine one. (090520)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15796) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2008
Deep golden colour with a thin head. Big malt nose with slight cidery notes. Intimidatingly rich dortness. Full body. Sweet malt. Creamy, pleasant pale malt development. Fairly dry in the finish, which it really needed to be. Slight toasty accents. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle, 7.5%. Good caramelly aroma. Clear amber colour. Quite malty flavour, caramelly. Nice. Hint of warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2009
bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop. Flavour is peaches, grapefruit, malt, hop, fruit. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14161) - 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.

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