DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can @ Only Cafe poured a semi hazy gold, worryingly stable dense white head. Aroma of sweet field grass and prickle of yeasty lager edge. Taste seems to be flawed with evident peanut and/or dried peas DMS. Yet has pale fruit, bready pale malt/caramel sweetness and some grainy flavors, grassy hop palate and sweet-dry finish. Firmly mediocre and boring whatever style you call it.
Metalchopz (2534) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to AleRider78 for this one. Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with a frothy off-white head that stays a while and gives out thick foamy lacing. Cereal malts with a little sweetness giving notes of fruits (oranges, raisins, prunes, apricots). The taste is more on the caramel side with a quick finish. Better than a typical macro lager, this Dortmunder is quite easy to drink. Pretty different than their 1L brews, but does the job.
AleRider78 (131) - - APR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a good size frothy off-white head and has a pale golden appearance. Fairly excessive carbonation. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas are very malty, bready and toasty malts. Also a bit of grainy hints. Flavours are mostly malty, sweet and bready malts with faint hints of caramel. A bit of a rusty like finish. Pretty average lager with nothing outstanding.
cfrancis (2658) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is just a well made lager. Nothing spectacular, nothing mindblowing. Just a here drink this and donít think too much about it beer. Love it.
robinvboyer (3395) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! A pale lager that actually has some hop aroma and flavour! Grassy, and subtle, with some super solid cereals. The mouth feel is a little fuller than I expected, but the flavour is there. The ultimate lawn mower beer. A great pale lager. This should be in ever bar to convert macro drinkers.
OldHoppy (1) - - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
To call this lager bland would be overly generous, overwhelming aftertaste of sugar stuck on the palate
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet, bland, pale stuff. I guess they sell it but I canít imagine why. Itís certainly nothing close to a dortmunder - not even a bad one.
pootzboy (1611) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím a lager fancier and Dortmund helles is one of my favorite quaffs (when I find it relatively fresh), Lager is not as simple as popular myth has it - itís actually a very delicate brew with decent malt complexity and itís easy to screw up with poor mashing and sparging technique - anyway this sample is fairly well done...it has been age filtered and has a delicate nose to it, big malt delivery with fair hop balance, medium body and long doughy finish with light bready sweetness in the finish, A good Dortmunder rendition, but not outstanding.
deepeary (264) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can from LCBO. Clear deep yellow with white head. Smells of euro hops, grain, some fruit. Same notes for the taste. Full flavoured german-style lager. Would be a go-to if the price per can came down a bit.
pintbypint (2817) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can. Hazy gold pour. Very large and sticky white cap with lots of thick lacing. Nose has grain and bread, mild grass. Taste has bready malts, light caramel. Grassy aftertaste with mild bitterness. Surprisingly good premium lager.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is nicely malty. Clean and lightly honeyed with some soft herbal/floral hop aroma and flavour. A little bit of sweetness and some soft caramelly flavour. They call it a Dortmunder - but it isnít.