DerWeg (1535) - 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.
Oakes (13060) - 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 can’t imagine why. It’s certainly nothing close to a dortmunder - not even a bad one.
pootzboy (1608) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m 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 - it’s actually a very delicate brew with decent malt complexity and it’s 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 (227) - 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 (2748) - 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 (8746) - 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 isn’t.
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty "ballsy for a lager... it has a true manly taste to it compared to the usual commercial crap. Nice overall taste.
Reimer96 (1414) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 Pours a pale gold with a nice frothy & lacey white head. Aroma of sweet pale malts, bready malts and sweet fruity esters. Taste is biscuit, sweet crisp fruits and bready malts. Finish is crisp and clean and very refreshing, excellent lager.
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Golden with small head. Mild lager. Light but decently flavorful. As lagers go, this is really good.
andrewturba (1125) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden/amber colour with a consistent dull white head and great legs. Aroma is floral, some biscuits, and grainy. Flavour is grassy, mild up front sweetness, mild spicy bitterness, quite crisp, and slightly dry on the finish. This is a tasty, refreshing lager. Brought it as an intro to craft to my friends and success! Will be doing it again.
Spab (2634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml can at The Only Cafe. Pours a clear golden colour with average white head. Aroma is fruity, biscuity and light grassy hops. Flavour quite fruity with grains, caramel and light grassiness. Average body. Pleasant.