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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Brewed in the style of Dortmund, Germany, this golden lager has a delicate caramel malt character, balanced by a light body and mild German noble hops, creating a crisp, refreshing finish.
2014 vintage: 5.1% abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Medium gold colored body with a thin white head. The aroma is some light apple juice with a bit of sweet tobacco. Nice refreshing smells. The taste has some dry hay. There is also some funky dirt with a little bit of colby cheese. While crisp, I do not find this refreshing. It needs a little bit more malt to make this less dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
konair1 (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Beer at the Pier. Golden in color, caramel malt flavor with hops. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Pour is descent gold with small head. Aroma has caramel, malts, easy on the hops. Flavor is spot on for what you look for on a mildly warm summer day, unfortunatly not so much any other day of the year. Its not horrible, just mediocre, very mediocre. Caramel and malts are most noticed on the tongue, a descent bit of carbonation but if you get past that it goes down quite easy. Give me another.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JFGrind (1893) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay. Now that’s out of the way I can report the noble hops are slight, and other than bitterness this is a below average lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Terminus (3319) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 26, 2005
bottle-pours golden yellow with a very small amount of carbonation with a very small white head around the rim of my glass. grainy, dirty, fainlty noble hop aroma-light grassy notes. flavros are grainy, sweet, pale munich malt husks and a plasticy-artificial finish. light peachy notes as well. body is low in carbonation and detracts greatly from the beers pleasantness. i think this would be a pretty decent beer with proper carbonation. i will re-rate next summer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timd (1) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2005 does not count
White head, light orange yellow in color. Light and with an abrupt, crisp aftertaste. Also available at (at least) Village Bottle Shoppe in West Lafayette, Indiana.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Thin white head. Light yellow clear color. "Delicate" is the key to flavor. An ok beer but nothing to keep in the frig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2005
I’m underwhelmed. This beer, which was purchased in Warrenville, IL, while on a jaunt to Chicago, was something I hoped I’d enjoy. I was really psyched, in fact. Yet it’s so DRY and crisp and a tad metallic, and overly fizzy, that it reminds me of an Asahi Dry or a Sapporo. Sadly, such is the Dort/Helles style, and nothing can be done about it. I’ve never much liked the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Nothing better then having a beer at work on a Friday afternoon. Nice summer beer, the kind you want to enjoy on a beach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7281) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Poured a clear golden yellow with just a light head around the edge of the glass. Sweet aroma with some caramel and honey.. intensified as it warmed. Flavor picked up some caramel and other sweet malts.. as well as some noble hops. Very crisp and clean on the palate. Smooth and tasty brew.

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