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Lager - European / Dortmunder Export
Ranked #3
Ranked #12,404
3.94 | pDev: 12.69%
Very Good
Notes: A bright export beer, sparkling and fresh at the same time, brewed with noblest raw materials. This high-class product of the Old Bavarian brewing art. A great treat for every beer expert.
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C-Stockwell from Rhode Island

3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: very attractive gold with a nice white head that starts off at about two inches, then an eighth or quarter of an inch
S: good malt and hops smell
T: bland
F: a bit watery

Looks and smells great but lacking in the flavor and feel department. Probably best as a session beer where you're drinking and eating. Nice to try, could use more flavor.

Jul 20, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Public Wines, BYOB'd at Local Greek in Princeton. An excellent lager. I had no idea this was an export/Dortmunde. It's much better than DAB, and now its my point of comparison to Great Lakes' version. This is a very dry (brut) beer and at points it feels like you are drinking a good dry sidra. Indeed, while many comment on its citrus quality, I'm whot those that taste apple... Excellent!

Jul 06, 2021
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Clear straw yellow with a fizzy white head. Average head retention, moderate lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Semi-sweet bready/ floral. Notes of grass clippings and very light chamomile.

Taste: Clean and fresh with undertones of toasted grains. Upfront a pleasantly dry straw + honey flavor which quickly transitions into semi-sweet flavors of apples. It's balanced out by an understated, roasted malt backbone reminiscent of lightly toasted whole grain bread.

Feel: Crisp. Mid-light body with high carbonation.

Overall: Pleasantly fruity without being sugary with a great malt flavor and a dry, floral, hop bite. A pleasure to drink on such a humid day.

Jun 20, 2021
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misteil from Ireland

3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

nice straightforward german lager, aroma is predominantly bready malt, taste is the same, fresh baked brown bread, biscuit, caramel, rice, lemon, grass, light bodied, medium carbonation, low bitterness, highly drinkable but not overly flavoursome, not bad

May 01, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, from Seven Cellars. ABV is 5.6%. Crystal clear pale golden colour, large to moderate white head. Aroma of grass, hay, herbs and flowers. Slightly citric mouthfeel. The flavour is moderately sweet, with moderate herbal hops.

Apr 24, 2021
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Greywulfken from New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium gold color and clear under a finger of off-white foam... Sweeter, more honeyed, and fuller than I'd expected - smooth, with enough grain and hops to balance out the sugars... Nice body...

Mar 21, 2021
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pale gold. Clear. Low carbonation. Glossy surface.

S: Two hop blend. 1 for skunk, 1 for bitter. There is a buttery biscuit underneath.

T: Buttery barley, with this mild hop bitterness to balance.

F: I feel my nerves relaxing.

O: Why can't Americans do this?

Mar 10, 2021
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1BrewBacca from Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Like a typical German Lager. Clear yellowish.
Smell and Taste: Almost like a citrus IPA with some bread yeast notes. On the dry side.
Feel: Light and fresh
Overall: Not bad but not my style of beer. Picked it up for something different for a change. Attempted to rate it for what it is though.

Feb 22, 2021
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jonphisher from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear straw colored beer nice white head that’s settles to a thin layer of dense bubbles.

Smells of grain, white bread, and honey. There is something almost lemony to it as well that I noticed half way through as it warmed, I’m guessing from the hops.

The taste follows the nose with the first noticeable tastes being the honey, followed by a grainy bread.

Mouthfeel is medium to light, with a pleasant carbonation. Goes done very smooth and easy. There is a subtle bitterness to it as well.

Very good beer you I can definitely tell the abv is a little higher than a typical lager. It’s a more filling beefier slightly hoppier helles but still drinks pleasantly smooth.

Feb 20, 2021
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Anders91 from California

3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: clear straw color with a medium white head

Smell: mild hop and malt

Taste: clean crisp flavor, not much too it but could be nice on a warm day

Feel: smooth with low carbonation

Feb 20, 2021
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EmperorBevis from England

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased from Biercell in Altrincham town centre
Pours crystal clear golden body with good white head
Aroma is rice flour and lemon lollipops
Flavour is pretty much that aroma

Dec 27, 2020
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear straw yellow, maybe a touch darker, with an airy one-inch head. Nose is sweeter malts, apple, corn; taste has more of a bitter backbone, however, with noble hops and earth coming through, but the sweet notes are still underneath. Mouthfeel is moderate but with a nice full crisp carbonation.

Dec 04, 2020
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer's appearance is unquestionably its high point: bright, pale straw with abundant effervescence and glowing white but short-lived head. Aroma is noble hops and pilsner malt; biscuit and grain, floral, lemon and a hint of apple. There's something green about the smell. Taste is similar but more robust with grass and earthy hints and a delicate bitterness; a little fruity in the finish. It is overly sweet but tolerable. Mouthful is light bodied with lively carbonation on the tongue. Refreshing and easy to drink. With that said it is good but not great.

Oct 11, 2020
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IchtrinkegernBier from North Carolina

4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just bought a case of dieses schönes Bier, but I cannot figure out the date code. In fact, the bottles had two different codes. Has any one had luck or know the date codes for this beer? Thanks for the info.

Sep 06, 2020
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tonic glass

A- pours a clear golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that has great retention and leaves a bit of lacing behind

S- crackery malts, straw, honey, floral hops and a hint of lemon

T- light honey sweetness, complimented by toasted grains, and some light spicy floral hops. The finish is slightly tangy, with dried hay and crackers malts on the linger

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp dry finish

O- light crisp and easy drinking, has the balance that is expected from the style

Aug 29, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the best dortmunder I have had, sorry GLB. Active crystal clear golden body, bright white cap, light amounts of lacing. Smell feature cracker, freshly baked white bread, floral hops, general grainy spice, a kiss of lemon and apple. The taste is an incredible example of an under appreciated style: earthy spice, white bread, cracker, biscuit, flowers, grass, lemon, subtle apple, and crisp general grains. Body is light but full, bready yet has the sharp and crisp finish that is so satisfying, captures what the dortmunder is all about bready and sweet malt texture colliding with spiringy hops. Goes perfect with pretzels and mustard. The wife loved it. A house beer for us!

Jul 12, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Soapy white head that breaks up easily. Aroma of bread and sugar. Taste is of grainy malts dominated by sugar. Mouthfeel is soft but claggy. Too sweet for my tastes. Their flagship helles is far more balanced.

Jun 13, 2020
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: super clear straw yellow color with an off-white head that fades to a 1/4 finger. Head is a little weak

S: sweet grains, lemongrass, hay, grass, crisp noble hops. Some pepper spice and a nice lager spice crispness. Some sweet citrus in here. Bready backbone

T: sweet grains, grass, lemongrass, and a subtle noble hop bitterness upfront. Some zesty peppery spice, sweet lemons, and straw. Like the nose, huge bready malts backbone

M: lighter mouthfeel with high carbonation

O: awesome Helles. Easy to drink and flavorful. Only ding is I wish the head was a little larger

May 08, 2020
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Hatchjaw from Washington

4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my faves, makes me want to punch a philosopher in the face and cry, "Helles yeah!" Just sat and watched the hypnotic up-cyclone of the fizz rising to the delectable head. Pretty much one of the best around, if my senseless hyperbole isn't hipping you to the point, I strongly suggest you go and try to prove me wrong. This Helles makes girls jealous.

Apr 27, 2020
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Lucular from Maryland

3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a tulip pint glass. Pours a clear straw yellow with a rocky head that quickly subsides. Aroma and flavor feature grass and biscuit notes with a slightly stale cardboard flavor. Not great but this may have been an older bottle.

Apr 13, 2020
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yuriyt from New York

4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle. Pours a brilliant gold with white foam. Aroma mostly from malt. Delicate flavor with malty sweetness at the fore and just enough bitterness for balance. Medium body. This beer is one of the best original examples of the style, highly recommended.

Dec 29, 2019
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Gajo74 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear pale golden straw color. A moderate head dissipates rather quickly but yields some lacing.

Clean grainy and bready malt aromas. These are supported by grassy hops and a hint of and acceptable level of yeast driven notes of apple skin.

Flavors of grainy malt form a solid backbone. They are supported by a well hopped profile that yields grassy, earthy and citrusy flavors, and a clean bitterness.

Light bodied, crisp and lively carbonated. The finish is dry and yields a lingering earthy spice.

Solid and easy to drink. The flavor feels authentic.

Dec 26, 2019
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bigdeuce from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass from an 11.2 oz bottle.
Pours a bright color in true fashion of a helles lager. Nothing unusual. Bright with a decent head which leaves some lacing. Low to moderate carbonation.
Scents of hallertau And german noble on the nose and pilsner malt.
Tastes crisp, slightly sweet, and a conglomeration of tightness as the hops round out this beer perfectly.
Easy to drink. Absolutely clean with no aftertaste. Balanced. Hacker-Pschorr, my favorite Gold, has fallen out of favor with me in the past year. I think they’ve changed suppliers or something so this may turn into a year-round go to. It’s a bit pricey but worth it.

Dec 24, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

There is no date on the bottle. The pour is fizzy yellow & the carbonation is as lively as can be. The taste malty, white bread, slight herbal, & slight floral. The bitterness is faint leading towards the finish. It's a good beer but it's just not as good as I expected it to be. Cheers! B

Dec 24, 2019
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look - extrememly clear thin looking, slight read head a lighter yellow color like if you peed and were dehyrdrated.
smell - grassy earthly slight citrus
taste - a lot like the smell but a little more citrus taste than the smell
feel - light carbonation and lighter medium body
Overall - pretty good but would use more cabonation for sure

Oct 15, 2019
Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 676 ratings