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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This smooth lager strikes a delicate balance between malt and hops in the aroma, palate, finish and body. It has more body and less hops than a Pilsner, and less malt and more hops than a Munich style lager. 30 IBU.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Light red with a great, huge, chunky, disappearing head. Aroma a bit weak with light malts and a little citrus. Flavor is lightly sweet, fruity malts, matched up with a solidly hoppy finish. Feels both clean and silky, yet not sticky; nice. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2004
sweet smell as it was poured, nice golden hue with a decent size head. Just enough hops to keep the malt at bay. Would recommend this beer to people

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2004
At a steak chain. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this beer. Will order again and again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
First Dortmunder, I think. I was surprised that I liked this golden beer. Lots of malt, which Im not ordinarily a huge fan of. I think Ill check out some more German styles after this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Clear deep golden in color with a decent white foamy head that leaves good lacing in my glass. Bready and flowery aromas, nice bready and grainy flavors, medium bodied, nice smooth mouthfeel, finishes clean and dry, very tasty and drinkable, this is an awesome brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2015 By a long shot, the best Dortmunder Ive sampled. Excellent color and head make this a very beautiful beer. Nose is the weak point, but the flavor is also great. A very clean, refreshing, and surprisingly good brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 From a bottle - This poured a rapidly diminishing white gead of foam atop a rather dark amber body that smelled slightly of malt and grain. The taste, however, was truely upper-class, especially for a lager, and Irecommend this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Its not that theres a bad aroma, there just isnt one at all, lots of sediment that you can even see through the bottle, it looks like sea monkeys bathing in gold, creamy mouthfeel, one of the better light beers Ive had recently.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Orange gold color. Medium white chunky head. Aroma is malty, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied helles. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy and a touch bitter. Hints of orange and honey. Nicely balanced. Light and refreshing, yet very flavorful. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Clear golden color with a nice rocky white head. Light floral, fruity hop aroma. Slightly sweet malty flavor up front leads into delicous light crisp hop finish. A well crafted lager that was very enjoyable on this very hot afternoon.


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