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Lager - European / Dortmunder Export
Ranked #7
Ranked #14,292
3.93 | pDev: 12.47%
Apr 24, 2022
Jun 13, 2002
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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Photo of Captain69
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

another great tasting beer from a old world brewery smooth and refreshing

Apr 24, 2022
Photo of hbeimers
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hbeimers from Illinois

All-around classic. Soft bitterness and malt with solid carbonation. Tastes almost like a very mild white wine. A great example of a Munich lager.

Mar 27, 2022
Photo of ATL6245
4.9/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ATL6245 from Georgia

Appearance: Clear, brilliant gold. Frothy white head with excellent retention. Slow rising bubbles.

Aroma: Floral and hint of spicy. Bready malt.

Flavor: Bready, grainy and spicy. Restrained bitterness. Semi-dry.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, soft. Light to moderate carbonation. Clean, medium length finish

Overall: Reviewing vs other German Dortmunder. Pours to a clear brilliant gold with a massive frothy white head exhibiting great retention. Aromas and flavors are bready and grainy malt with floral and spicy hops. First thing you notice is how soft it is on the palate. Even though it is a lighter looking beer, the softness gives it a more full mouthfeel. It has a restrained bitterness that is barely noticeable. You'll also note that it releases the carbonation much better than most beers. You can drink these all day. Expertly crafted.

Mar 25, 2022
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

Looks: clear golden color, active with a perfect white cap that hold on with really nice lace.

Nose: bountiful for the style! Herbal greens and slightly zippy, yeast and hop aroma pops right out. Buttery and dry earthy malt is actually really impressive here.

Flavor & Feels: Light, super crisp, clean AF with buttery, spring water maltiness and subtle, yet effective herbal, spicy and sour yeast with old world hops complexity that is rather high and yet, seemingly perfectly balanced, according to my palate.

German purity laws at it's finest!

Mar 15, 2022
Photo of Korbynlehr
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Not sure how to say clear light loggering German however that is the description of this beer. Leaves decent lacing. Good decent beer

Feb 27, 2022
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 24, 2022
4.18 by edzo22 from Massachusetts on Feb 20, 2022
4.18 by kodt from Illinois on Feb 09, 2022
Photo of Denverbeerman21
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Denverbeerman21

Gold, white head stays, bread smell and taste. Not bad.

Feb 05, 2022
3.96 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Dec 20, 2021
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

11.2oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Sunny golden color with perfect clarity. creamy white head has excellent retention. Chunky lacing clings everywhere.

S: Sweet bready and doughy malt aromas. Floral, grassy, and very slightly herbal hops. Extremely clean.

T: Doughy and bready malt open. Very light toast and grain flavor. Hops ride up with a lot of floral, green and grassy flavor. Oily with some bitterness too. Suggestions of lime leaf. Perfectly clean lager. Hint of nuttiness. Drying finish is rather quick, but there's a bit of lingering hop bitterness and grain toast.

M: Light bodied, but with that perfect melanoidin richness that brings a full and firm mouthfeel. Crisp blast of scrubbing carbonation keeps things highly drinkable.

O: Superb lager. Clean and ridiculously drinkable with a memorably complex hop profile that is bold without tipping the overall balance. This is one to seek out and drink, both for the history behind it and the delightful experience of drinking it.

Dec 20, 2021
3.87 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2021
Photo of eatsluggs
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Well, not bad!

Nov 15, 2021
3.97 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2021
4.1 by emwilke from Nevada on Nov 13, 2021
4.25 by 88caprice from Virginia on Oct 20, 2021
Photo of hankp59
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hankp59 from New York

This is a great lager. Crisp, clear and clean. Slightly malty and citrus on the nose.malt and citrus on the palate. Light slightly sweet and refreshing. There is little bitterness from the hops because I find German hops are more floral than bitter and this stuff is a great example. If you drink American lagers(Bud teal) never try this because it will hurt your wallet, otherwise go get some NOW!

Oct 09, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

330ml bottle into a 10oz glass. Couldn't find any freshness dating.

Looks splendid in the glass. Glassy pale golden yellow body. Small white head retains well, ending as a ring. A little lacing.

Malty aroma, slightly sweet.

On tasting, smooth, slightly sweet, a little apple in there. There is the lightest of bitter hop notes.

Mouth medium, finish clean, mouthwatering even.

Overall, nice beer, goes down a treat, could polish of a six pack and enjoy every one of them

Oct 04, 2021
3.85 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Aug 29, 2021
Photo of C-Stockwell
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by C-Stockwell from New Hampshire

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
Photo of OSOLO
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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
Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

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
4.18 by Robertas from Lithuania on Jun 20, 2021
3.78 by Rivarol from Washington on Jun 16, 2021
3.67 by Boone757 from Virginia on Jun 15, 2021
Photo of misteil
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by misteil from Ireland

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
3.23 by qqq from Rhode Island on Apr 30, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

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
4.5 by Mojopin88 from Mississippi on Apr 10, 2021
3.85 by Birdlegs from Washington on Mar 30, 2021
3.71 by Edwins88 from Germany on Mar 24, 2021
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Greywulfken from New York

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
Photo of DrBeergood
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DrBeergood from Ohio

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
Photo of 1BrewBacca
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

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
Photo of jonphisher
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jonphisher from New Jersey

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
Photo of Anders91
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Anders91 from California

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
4.5 by davillanx from Wisconsin on Feb 12, 2021
4.27 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Jan 20, 2021
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