kevin_w_s (15) - Arlington, USA - DEC 9, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2020 Much more hoppy than most lagers. Slight malt flavor but the hops overpower this beer with bitterness. If you want this particular taste go with an IPA. Great Lakes produces many outstanding beers, this isn’t one of them. MNAle (556) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2020 A 1+ inch slightly off-white creamy head rising above an up-rushing absolute shower of bubbles. The body is golden crystal clear. The head recedes lazily, leaving sheets of lacing. It is a great looking beer in the footed pilsner glass.
Rich malty aroma, strongly bread with fruit and spice backing.
Taste is bread to the fore, as promised by the aroma. Behind that is an herbal flavor, along with fruit and pepper. There is little in the way of bittering at the front, a bit sweet initially, and it remains smooth through the middle, with a tanginess from the hops showing itself. The hoppy tang dries things out a bit by the finish. The aftertaste is bready, with a nice mouth-coating feel. The finish is sufficiently dryish so as to demand the next drink. I really like the bready aftertaste.
Mouth feel has a moderate body, smooth.
Overall, and excellent, refreshing, and easy drinking lager with just enough complexity to keep it interesting and inviting a second round. troopie (4212) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2020 Very well balanced beer. Gold with lasting thick white head. Bread and hay aroma. Full well balanced taste bread from the malt and fruit from the hops. Clean finish Cristobal37 (2179) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 17, 2020
UPDATED: APR 17, 2020 Pours orangey gold with finger of lasting head. Bready, pine aroma. Fruity apple, mild noble hop bitterness. Long even bitter taste a bit of that apple. Pretty bold flavor for a Dortmunder, big malty beer. A bit more like a zwickl at times, decent but was a bit hyped for me. AbbeyRoade (763) - Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2019 Very smooth creamy bold malty brew w/moderate sweetness and low bitterness, low effervescence.
voyageurmike (1000) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2019 12 oz bottle, pours coppery gold clear. Medium body. Bready aroma, caramel malt taste and bitter hops finish. mjg7 (14) - Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2019 Clear with amber color. Good head retention. Toasty grain with overtones of mint. Minimal hop bitterness. Very unique and drinkable. GregMooreNH (4861) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2019 Pours lightly hazy dark golden with thin, white head. Aroma is light caramel and light roast. Taste is caramel, moving to light roast and light hops. Finish is toasty. TH28 (557) - - JUL 7, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2019 12oz bottle. 9/4/19 BB date. Appearance: Deep golden, crystal clear, with a thick pillowy white head that lingers with nice lacing.
Aroma: Breadiness is strong with quite a bit of caramel. All malt, with no noticeable hop or yeast contribution.
Taste: Medium caramel malt sweetness with a light breadiness and toasted crust on the back end. Moderate bitterness pears only on the swallow to balance out the malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a low to moderate carbonation.
Finish: Malt lingers long after the swallow, primarily with caramel and some bread crust.
Overall: Really clean and crisp with a strong malt character throughout, with a complimentary but not overpowering caramel and toasted crust. World class
Quick3Beers (2365) - East Falmouth, USA - JUN 28, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2019 Pours amber from a tap. Wintergreen/birch beer aroma, flavor is an oddly sweet birch beer, very thin. Okay beer.