RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A classic Munich-helles style lager with the emphasis on complex malt flavors and low hop character - in accordance with the style. Brewed with 2-row pale and Caramel 60 malts and Saaz and Hallertau hops. This was the first American beer to certifiably pass the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516.
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cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Rated 11/21/06: Good lager indeed, very filling and flavorful. Aroma is nothing to get excited over but it’s decent. Bright golden pour with a big white puffy head and lots and lots of lacing. Very full and thick mouthfeel (at least for a lager). Good malty flavor a touch of sweet grains along with some slight toastiness. Good choice for a lager, comparable to Leinenkugel’s Original only a bit better.

shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2007
Pours a light yellow color with a white head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is of light malts.

goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
Poured a crystal clear golden color with a medium sized long lasting off-white head. Sulfur and floral hops over a caramel malt. Malty flavor with some sulfur at the finish. Mild bitterness and dry.

realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
12oz bottle (thanks to shigadeyo) poured a clear pale/gold color with a quick fading white head. Aroma of bready lager yeast and caramel malts. The flavor was smooth with almost no bitterness and a malty aftertaste. Nothing special, but I liked it.

illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 Bottle from Shigadeyo. Pours pale copper with a diminishing white head. Malty and bready aroma. Flavor of german pale malts, caramel, bread, with some faint fruitiness. Clean and subtle spicy hop finish, just enough to balance it out. This a very simple, but decent session beer. A great crossover beer, and under rated. More like an Oktoberfest than a Dortmunder.

BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Bottle from trade with shigadeyo. Poured copper in color with a creamy white head that somewhat lasts and renews with a slight twirl of the glass. The aroma found a ok malt and light hop mix but a little too light to pick out anything in particular. The flavor had citrus, wheat, and a decent malt background. Light body and slightly oily.

redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
The Christian beers are usually sold with some disclaimer about it was an Ohio first or some such bravado. Well it is no longer brewed in OH and any dortmunder that shares it style with the Gold brewed in Cleveland pales in comparison, especially when coming from the same state. A burnt orange color with a head of very large bubbles that disappear quickly. A stale hop aroma, the american equilivant to the skunky Canadian aroma of their macro beers. And to think I got this on sale for only $6.99/6er.

GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Pours a deep orangish amber color w/ a shallow, beachball spattered froth that reduces to nothing. Aroma is grainy and slightly skunky. Medium neactar w/ soft residual effers. Fat malty backbone supports a mildy sweet brew w/ nuances of caramel, aged citrus, and honey. The finish is long and bittered nicely w/ mild hops. This is a good lager although a bit skunky.

bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Smells like a lager. Light malt with a grassy note. White head that disipated rapidly. Something of an amber color. Medium mouthfeel. Malty. Not much hop, but enough to balance the finish. Ends dry, and the hop and malt compete.

Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Pours a caramel tinted golden brown with a pretty thick fading head. Aroma is pale malt, taste is malty and very crisp and refreshing. A good easy to drink lager.

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