bigbearclaw85 (2) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a golden color with a white healthy head. Very smooth and light taste. Has a sweetness i cannot pinpoint but not too sweet. I hope they start bottling this one.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft, Pours clear straw yellow with dense white head. Aroma has nice floral
notes with hint of lemon citrus. Really great vibrant hoppy nose,
Flavors have a stiff floral and citrus with green notes, bready malt
base that’s tight, good peppery bitterness throughout, really crisp
pils bordering dortmunder style. Really bright citrusy and juicy
finish. Pretty assertive bittering here which is a bit much for the
style but if the bitterness was toned down a tad this would be a 4+
this is really good
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at FFF. Pale yellow tan with a big white head. Fresh brewhouse aroma. Light to medium bodied, pretty straightforward beer-beer. Well done, sort of mellow soapy hop balance, light doughy malt tones. A damn fine Dotrmunder, maybe the best I’ve had..still just not a style to blow you away. Expert execution, perfect balance.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Grabbed after picking up a bottle from the recent "Spur of the Moment" release. Pours a richer hazed golden straw hue, good glow and gold, yellow colors jump with a big cakey white head atop. Stays fair sized, laces well overall. Aromas are straw, firm earthy and grassy hops with some nice florals, gentle spiciness comes in to the fold. Dry bready and grainy malts. Touch of lemon, more bread, fresh earthy hops and Pils malts. Initial is lighter bodied, for maximum imbibing. A a bit yeasty/spicy with grass and some floral earthy hops hitting the palate up front. Bready and cereal malt middle, Pils elements coming into the fold with a soft sweetness, dry grainy elements keep this quite dry and refreshing in the grand scheme of things. Straw, grass, kiss of toast, and more bready/grainy malts. Fresh and vibrant with a firm bitterness for the style and a slowly growing spice. Well done summer beer here.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with my dad at the pub. Pours pale gold. Rich malty nose with some flowery hops. Flavor lend again rich malt with a medium body an medium bitterness leaving it crisp and clean. Nice lager.
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Golden straw colored pour with a thick white head. Aroma of pils malt, mild spice, lots of bread with a nice hoppy twinge. Flavor is bready with a formidable citrus and earth hop presence. Bready, doughy, mild pepper in there as well. Nice, crisp. Lots of yeast and floral hop presence. I’m enjoying it. Refreshing body, finishes with a bitter hop note.
tastybeer (1727) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy gold pour, big white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of lager yeast, spicy/grassy hops, bread. Taste is moderately bitter grassy hops, dough, fresh bread. Palate is soft, creamy, lightly bitter finish. Good.
Thechasm442 (307) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a stein at 3 floyds. Pours a clear yellow gold. Aroma is bread, and cardboard. Taste is malty, bready, spicy, and a tad bitter. Thin mouthfeel. Solid dortmander.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at 3 Floyds, oured a light yellow color, aromas of bread, light spice, and some hay. Flavors are the same, like a classic pils with some light spice thrown in. Decent beer overall.
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fairly subtle, faint hops and some light malts. Pours a fairly clear pale golden color, white head with good retention. Light bready malt flavor with some pleasant spicy hops, light and crisp bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation.