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Great Lakes Imperial Dortmunder - 20th Anniversary Beer

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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An imperial golden lager balanced between malt sweetness and dry hop flavors, yet darker in color and richer in finish.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coreyhaines (1) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2008 does not count
This was a great beer; I drank a few on the day they released the 4-pack. Very good; it was well worth the money.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Reviews Sort by: Latest High Low Top Reviewers « first ‹ prev 1-10 11-20 21-30 next › last » Reviews by Thorpe429: Thorpe429 ( Alexandria, Virginia ) A / 4.5 look: 5 smell: 4 taste: 4.5 feel: 4.5 drink: 4.5 rDev: +13.6% G: Poured into my new Mikasa pilsner glass--damn that glassware was hard to find. I recommend the set to everyone, though: pilsner, weizen, tulip, and chalice, and all very well-crafted. A: A very light copper with a great rush of carbonation bubbles that persist throughout the drink. Massive white head with an absolutely amazing amount of lacing as it goes down. S: Some earthy type grains to go along with a nice, faint hop presence and an ever-so-slight sweetness. T: Definitely an imperial dortmunder. Their standard dort. is a thing of beauty, and this is quite good as well. Some grassy sweetness goes along with faint noble hops. M: Nicely crisp and smooth with good carbonation. Excellent. D: Exceedingly drinkable. This is some fantastic stuff. They’ve made their already-outstanding dortmunder offering even better. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-29-2009

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle pours a lightly hazy orange with golden notes and a medium sized creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of lightly toasted cereal grains, malt sweetness, fresh noble hops, honey and lightly bready. Flavor of a sweet cereal grain sweetness, light citrus, noble hops and lots if em. I like their dortmunder and this is a nice imp version of it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2008
Great malty nose, and some sweet bread. Some nice noble hops, the alcohol is present, but is welcome. A great example of the style. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Clear amber with fair, creamy beige head / Nose of spun sugar and corn / Medium body with syrupy, sweet malts subduing good, dry hops and the finish / Floral flavors of burnt sugar, honey, banana, and toasted grain / What I assume is a fine example of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
A little pricey for what it is aroma is toast and slight honey some spiceness alittle alchohol and hops in the nose not much more complex than regular dortmunder it is dortmunder gold on steroids good but in my opinion could be better woth a try but a little steep at 9.99 a four pack

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2009
roasty molasses and candy sugar make my teeth hurt. pours blacky black with quickly disapating tan head. nose of sugary sweet wood burn. taste is much of the same, little smoked wood, little molasses and lots of sugar. a great imperial.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Sampled 12/12/08 best before 10/08/08 Received in trade from Prototypic, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a nearly clear golden amber color with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of berries, grassy hops, a hint of diacetyl. Pleasant malt forward smell. Taste is a bit sweet with lots of fruit on the tongue. Lots of malt, a little bit of alcohol and some grass in there as well. Body is medium to thick, mouthfeel is creamy and maybe a little sticky, carbonation is crisp. This is a great malt forward brew, I wish I could have tried it a bit fresher as I wonder if the hops were more pronounced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (668) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Dark gold color with small diminishing white head and little lacing. Dortmunder is good, but Imperial Dortmunder is much better. Everything is stronger, from its great malty flavor to its sweet hops. Very drinkable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Bottle poured into my Pilsner glass. It produced a good two fingers worth of white fluffy head on top of a golden brown body. A nice biscuit and malt aromas’ fill up my nose with a very light hop presence as well. Great flavor on this brew are fantastic plus the fact that it is nice and light in the mouth with good carbonation. Flavors of sweet malts with enough bitter hops to keep it from being overly sweet. I could drink a 4 pack of this easily but not all at once. Great drinking brew, I really didn’t notice the alcohol in the flavor but it did catch up to me in the end


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