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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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 A clear golden color with a generous frothy head, this has a nice, mild malty flavor. The light hopping give it a crisp, clean finish. A tasty lager.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2004 A tasty summer treat. Very yellow with a thin head. Refreshing with a nice, mild dose of hops and a bit of fruitiness. Maybe a bit weak on carbonation but satisfying nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Bright yellow and excellently carbonated. Nice floral aroma. Smooth and starchy, sweet and malty with decent bitter finish. Almost as good as the best German lagers, but falls a bit short in character.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Bottled. Nice yellow-orange color. Some fruity notes throughout, with malty-yeastiness. Good medium body. consistent throughout and very drinkable. Good summer session beer.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottle into small plastic tasting cup, Humulus Lupus @ Jak’s Tap (Chicago). Not good. Aroma was vinegar, sour, and pilsner. Appeared yellow with no head, but as it was in the little tasting glass, take that with a grain of salt. Tasted kind of sweet with something like garlic, mealy; tasted like a bad macro. Finish was a nice length (unfortunately), but was skunky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2004
12 oz bottle (best by 11/24/2004): clear honey with a constant flow of bubbles into a wonderfully persistent off white head. Sour hay aroma with an interesting sour, honey-dew quality that mixes pretty well with the underlying hops. Bittersweet hop flavour that turns a bit malty through the finish. Long, sour red apple aftertaste. This would be a refreshing treat on a hot, humid day.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Golden pour with huge rocky head. Way over-carbonated. Toasty, grainy malt aroma. Flavor is well balanced with a grassy bitterness. Nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Golden hue with huge foamy head and very good lace. The aroma hints of grassy and noble hops, toasted caramel malts, light apple, and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts with a bittersweet combonation, good use of hops and malts to create a crisp and refreshing palate. Some heavier bitter qualities (mostly grapefruit rind) and yeast nature appear on the finish. The mouthfeel is lively, clean and crisp, just like it should be. If looking for a nice summertime beer in Chicago area, this and Goose Island’s Dortmunder should be on the top of your list.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
Head is big and foamy, color is clear golden. Aroma is next to nothing: dry, vegetal,herbal, a touch floral, and fresh. The palate is quite dull, lacks any kind of nuance, or any sort of spark. I’ll be the first to label me a non-lager lover, but this just has nearly nil to speak for itself, and while I can imagine it’s handiness as the proverbial "lawnmower beer", that’s not quite enough. Blah. Just blah...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 Lot 1963 Large creamy slightly offwhite head, clear yellow body. Very nice, fresh, pleasant aroma that was a little too light. Had some bread, citrusy hops (grapefruit and lemon), and I think some pineapple (sort of fake candy pineapple) and banana. Flavor is kind of the same with a light sweet ruby red grapefruit and a more bitter finish. Some kind of malt is in there as well. Very good flavor. Hops aren't like an IPA, but are very good, and the malt made it a winner.


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