RATINGS: 1179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1728) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Im rerating this one because its a lot better than the first time. The aroma is malty and grassy. The flavor is full of malt and medium bodied. A nice rounded taste typical of a good lager. Taste is consistent from mouth to aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2005
"...enjoy by JUN 21/05"

Golden bodied (bordering on amber) with a creamy head that became a film in no time. Like a genie, its effervescence happily stated that it was glad to be back out of that bottle. Some buttered-popcorn, diacetylic aromas with grassy and herbal hops. Malts apparent in taste, after a mildly bitter start. More full-bodied than I expected. Id say Great Lakes acheived exactly what they pursued, congratulations!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 Bottle: The aroma is bready with some light notes of caramel, honey, apple, and faint citrus. It pours a transparent golden-amber with a large off-white head with very good retention. The flavor starts lightly sweet with honey, caramel, and a hint of apple. The finish has some light citrus notes, spice, and the faintest touch of grass. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a slight stickiness to it. My review is pretty simple and really cant do the beer justice, but this is pretty much a perfect session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2005
MMMMMMM....great lawnmower brew and even past its prime it was crisp and refreshing with nice noble hop aroma and the buttery soft flavor of really good lagers. Glad I picked this sixer up for only 4.99. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 Gold color on the pour but transparent. Head settles quickly from an inch to an 8th. Aroma is pretty caramelly and a little yeast. A little dry hopped for good effect. This is a very nice brew and the best that Ive had in this style! Good malt flavor and a fantastic finish!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Tasted on 4/23/05. 12oz bottle, bb 02/04. (no wonder it was only $1!) Gold color with an off white head. Caramelly, malty, and hops arooma. NIcely balanced beer with caramelly malt flavor -> perfumy hops and a slight bitterness. Nice full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3438) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
12 fl. oz brown bottle. Golden colour, with slight haze. Very tight, small white head. Nice malt aroma, slightly bready. Medium bodied with balanced clean malts, good hop notes providing mild bitterness and lingering in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2005
Another perfect Great Lakes beer, I really enjoy this brewing company, the Dortmunder was smooth ad had a great aroma

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2005
pours a slightly orangish tinted gold. my first dortmunder, this is quite interesting. good body, smooth, you the malt profile and subtle hoppy finish make this an easy drinking lager that actually tastes good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 Very meaty malt smell, disappearing head, deep gold color. Faint noble hop aroma. Taste is very interesting. Nice mouthfeel with plenty of body to go along with a bit of fizz. Taste is full of flavor, if only a macro could put this kind of flavor in their lagers. Fruity flavors with floral hop notes coming through. A very nice beer that may become one of my standbys for the coming summer months.

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