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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   ABV: -
Our German-style export lager is medium-bodied with a smooth dry finish. Brewed with imported malts and Czech Saaz hops, this award-winning beer brought home the gold. 1996 Gold Medal Winner, Great American Beer Festival – Munchener Helles and Export Cate. Editor's Note: This beer is available at several Rock Bottom locations including Boston, Cambridge and KoP.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2008 Re-rated from full glass. Now that I’ve had it served to me by the bartender who know a bit more than the waitron, I’ve learned it’s actually a Dortmunder. The color had caught me off guard, it’s still a Märzen type of copper. The fuller sample also let me taste a bigger load of hops than in most German beers (but still a German hop profile). Hops nicely counterbalance the lager "dryness" that keeps this from tasting like another pale ale. Draft sampler. I’m categorizing this as a Märzen since the color and taste profile are closer to that than a pilsener. Definitely orange in color like an Oktoberfest, almost caramel roast with a nice smell to match. I told my neophyte beer buddy, "This is what your normal beer might taste like if they didn’t make it with rice and corn."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft pour during Volksfest. Pours a clear gold with a creamy head of white foam. The aroma is grassy and zesty. Moderate sweetness. Low carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft sample. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good. Light to moderate floral hop and dough malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. My expectations where not met with this brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
10oz on tap at the Cincinnati location. Clear golden color. Ring of white head. Leaves decent lace. Medium body. Kind of soft, sort of rough moderate carbonation. Light slick finish. Moderate bitter taste, kind of a weird macro-like bite to it. Light to moderate sweet. Bready, doughy, peppery aroma and a weird light acidic bite. Not good. A disrespect to Munich, and craft beer in general. Unnecessarily unpleasant aftertaste. Feels like drinking a macro.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Clear golden color with no head. Minimal aroma of malt and cereal grain. Flavor of mostly grain with some hops. Not much of anything here, but not offensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2463) - USA - DEC 24, 2010
On tap in King of Prussia. Straw color and straw-like aroma. Fresh cracker flavor. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Draught, 5.2% at the Boston brewpub. Clear dark golden colour. Small white head. Weak malty flavour, clean. Low bitterness. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2010
on tap at the kop location. as advertised, light lager. very little flavor or characteristics in this beer. poured a straw yellow. light head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
A golden lager with a thin white head. In aroma, faint light grains, not much else. In mouth, a light malt over some light german hops, but thin and boring. On tap at Rock Bottom Boston, July 1 2010.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Draft at the King of Prussia location. Pours gold with a white head. Light malty and grainy aroma. The flavor has grainy malts with a light floral finish. Bland and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Floral hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and hoppy with a bready malt flavour. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish.

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