WindomEarle (1) - Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
In my opinion the best low budget (<0,5€ per 0,5l bottle) beer you can get in Germany. I even would say it’s the same level as most middle budget beers like Krombacher. What I do is, drink mostly Hansa Export and from the money I save go for high end beers. superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2013
500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 10/5/2013. Pours slightly cloudy golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of bready grain, cracker, floral, pear, apple, light pepper, biscuit, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of light fruity esters with malt/hop notes; with good strength. Taste of bready grain, cracker, floral, pear, apple, light pepper, biscuit, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of bread, cracker, floral, light pepper, and herbal on the finish for a short bit. Good balance of malt/hop flavors with light-moderate fruitiness; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice; without feeling too thin. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good dortmunder style. Very clean with good balance of flavors and minimal esters; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. Cool_Bond (2676) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
One can summarize this beer that it is an ordinary beer. Boring smell and taste not much more. The aftertaste is thin. StueyD (1583) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
A mid golden yellow coloured beer with a frothy white. A light aroma, hints of both malt and hops. A dry, fizzy mouthfeel. A tart, tangy hop flavour, a suggestion of grapefruit and possibly orange. Then a biscuity malt taste comes through. The finish is dry and quite long.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nazzty (1376) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Pretty bleach Dortmunder with a relatively anonymous, almost "cheap" taste. Not as malty and mellow as I want Dortmunder be.
McTapps (6889) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Boring and non-tasty Export beer that tastes quite metallic and copper-like. Hints of cellar and dust. Undelicious all way. MichaelAwesome (6519) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Tastes as cheap as the bottle looks like. Strange watery and grainy taste with a little malty aroma. Drinkable, but I would not take more than two. rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2012
golden with small head. tastes like a fairly watery beer mixed with slight cardboard. not terribly unpleasant, but certainly not a lot to rave about. JFGrind (2047) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Perfume aroma, golden pour, white frothy head, light bodied Dortmunder. Easy, clean drinker. Two bucks for 500ml bottle @ Total Wine. If I could get a case of cans for twelve bucks it may be my new summer lawnmower beer. kevnic2008 (12000) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Pours a golden body with a white head. Didn’t get a ton of aroma. Not a lot of flavor either.