Ungstrup (29954) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
An orange beer with a disappearing head. The aroma is of metal and is sour - it must be the rice used in it. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal.
Boutip (4920) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a light yellow color beer with a medium head with standard retention for the style. Taste is quite crisp with some noticeable bitterness at the end. I’m not very knowledgeable on the style but would say that I enjoyed it more then some other eastern European lager out there.
Dorwart (2402) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Large white head from a vigorous pour. Light carbonation. Light malt aroma with some rice and a bit of hops. Leaves an unimpressive scum of lacing on the glass. Crystal clear pale gold in color. Light and crisp. Very little flavor whatsoever. I realize that dortmunders are generally weak but this is pushing it a bit. Slight bitterness. Finish is pretty clean with a decent hop bitterness. So so.
jazz88 (2571) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Light to clear yellow color with a diminished white head. A musty malt and hay aroma with a somewhat sweet and corn flavor. A dry harsh corn malt finish.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2006 Had this one bottled. Very thin head, almost no nose whatsoever, cloudy yellowish color, flavor of canned corn. Not the greatest beer of all time, that’s for sure. (2/3/5/3/7)
Rerate after the Binny’s Oktoberfest in St. Charles, Illinois.
larsniclas (5783) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden, short head.
Sourish aroma. An international standard lager.
Frank (3095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2010 Not nearly as good as my original notes indicated. Light and drinkable but w/ some off flavors as well. Kind of vegetative and strange and perhaps a little too sweet.
2004 (3.2): Too light to be called golden so it’s yellow but with a nice fluffy head. Nose is grassy. Flavor is rather sweet with an apple note and a nice hop presence. Light bodied but still somehow sticky with gentle carbonation. Finish is pleasantly bitter with an unpleasant metallic note.
Did anyone else notice the commercial description says, "When one would drink it - the glass will be decorated by thick scum of glaring whiteness?" That doesn’t sound pleasant. Though, despite the rice used in the recipe, this does have something of a real Dortmunder character--and that’s a good thing.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fairly sharp citrus-lemon hop aroma with some apple tones also. Clear pale golden coloured body with decent white head that recedes to strong and lasting cover and laces well. Sharp citrusy bitterness and very fresh pine-like, spicy hop flavour with a lasting sweet finish that has plenty of green apples. Medium-light body and engaging effervecence. Some very mild alcohol warming noticeble. At first this seemed quite pleasant, but the apple flavour crept up until that was the only thing I could taste, and it really didn’t work for me. Bottle.
vikingman69 (12) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
ordinary beer, nothing special. this is a beer you could drink in place of american budwiser.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very odd indeed - a basically non-existent aroma, lousy pale colour and a flavour that was too mild by far. But as I made my way down the glass, I began to enjoy this beer and when I was finished, decided that yes, I’d buy it again. Nothing spectacular - no deep dark complex falvour - but a pleasant aftertaste, no chemical afterbite, just a pleasant beer.