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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the style of Dortmund, Germany, this golden lager has a delicate caramel malt character, balanced by a light body and mild German noble hops, creating a crisp, refreshing finish.
2014 vintage: 5.1% abv

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2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JFGrind (2035) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay. Now thats out of the way I can report the noble hops are slight, and other than bitterness this is a below average lager.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Terminus (3662) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2005
bottle-pours golden yellow with a very small amount of carbonation with a very small white head around the rim of my glass. grainy, dirty, fainlty noble hop aroma-light grassy notes. flavros are grainy, sweet, pale munich malt husks and a plasticy-artificial finish. light peachy notes as well. body is low in carbonation and detracts greatly from the beers pleasantness. i think this would be a pretty decent beer with proper carbonation. i will re-rate next summer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timd (1) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2005 does not count
White head, light orange yellow in color. Light and with an abrupt, crisp aftertaste. Also available at (at least) Village Bottle Shoppe in West Lafayette, Indiana.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Thin white head. Light yellow clear color. "Delicate" is the key to flavor. An ok beer but nothing to keep in the frig.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Im underwhelmed. This beer, which was purchased in Warrenville, IL, while on a jaunt to Chicago, was something I hoped Id enjoy. I was really psyched, in fact. Yet its so DRY and crisp and a tad metallic, and overly fizzy, that it reminds me of an Asahi Dry or a Sapporo. Sadly, such is the Dort/Helles style, and nothing can be done about it. Ive never much liked the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Nothing better then having a beer at work on a Friday afternoon. Nice summer beer, the kind you want to enjoy on a beach.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Poured a clear golden yellow with just a light head around the edge of the glass. Sweet aroma with some caramel and honey.. intensified as it warmed. Flavor picked up some caramel and other sweet malts.. as well as some noble hops. Very crisp and clean on the palate. Smooth and tasty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Bottle. Dated best by 11/22/05. Certainly pours nice. A helles kind of gold with a bit of depth in the glass. Very thin ring of foam left over. Nice blustery German beer smell. Taste is full of those light lager malts with a brush of Vienna, and a clean German hop profile. Not exceptional, but a fine summer brew that sticks to style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2005
12 oz bottle - poured golden with a white fluffy head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts. Flavor is quite sweet as well. Caramel and some light corn come through. On the palate this is light bodied and very drinkable. A good summer beer and quite true to the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4280) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Pour is a very cloudy yellow for a lager. Head is frigging huge! Aroma is a nice malt and hop mix. Flaovir is a citrusy and hop combo. The finish is nice and refreshing. A nice twist to the stayle and quite tasty.


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