93 Dortmunder Gold, Great Lakes Brewing Co. (OH). 5.8% ABV (11/11)
Bright pale amber color. Aromas of citrus egg custard and toasted nut bread with a crisp, frothy dryish medium-to-full body and a salty roasted root vegetable and lingering peppery radish-like hop finish. A rich, tasty go to lager.
90 Longboard Island Lager, Kona Brewing Co. (HI). 4.6% ABV (11/11)
Pale golden yellow. Interesting and fun aromas of coconut custard, roasted corn and nuts with a crisp, dryish medium body and a toasty, refreshingly snappy, leafy greens-like hop finish. Very nice and super clean.
87 Birra Cruda di Sardegna, Birra Jennas (Italy). 4.9% ABV (5/11)
Bright golden color. Slightly dank linen, bruised lemon and peach, and nut bread aromas and flavor with a tangy dryish medium body and breezy ripe yellow apple, dusty nutshell and arugula finish. A nice a food beer, especially cheese and sausage.
87 Labrador Lager, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. (OH). 6% ABV (11/11)
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Aromas of toasted orange bread and earth with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy, citrus custard pastry and cucumber-accented finish.
86 Lhasa Dortmunder, Tibet-Lhasa Brewing Co. (China). 4.6% ABV (11/11)
Slightly hazy pale golden yellow color. Mild aromas of lemon powder candy and pudding and pine with a soft, light body and a wisp corn silk and waffle-accented finish. Not really a Dortmunder, but nice.
85 Tyskie Gronie Dortmunder , Kompania Piwowarska (Poland). 5.6% ABV (11/09)
Bright golden color. Toasted pumpernickel and grain notes have a faint, dried meat and bean edge and follow through on a round, soft entry to a dryish medium body with citrus custard, root vegetable and peppery spice notes. Finishes with a grassy mineral-accented fade.