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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,418 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,418
Reviews: 1,000
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 122
Gots: 154 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-18-2001)
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Reviews by Beric:
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Beric

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Served: 13 August 2013
Best by: 22 September 2013

Appearance: Crystal clear golden color with a little carbonation visible at various points due to the glass. A nice one finger frothy white head. Good lacing.

Smell: Smells clean and bready, kind of like a pilsner. You can smell the lighter malts used, but also some hop spiciness.

Taste: Wow, is this beer bitter! You can tell there are plenty of hops in this one, but they are not flavor hops- they're bittering hops. The bitterness really makes this beer- it really adds a great depth of complexity to the lighter roasted malts and appropriately counteracts the sweetness thereof. The bitterness creates a freshness that is separate of the carbonation- it really cleans the palate. This beer finishes very dry.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation to really accentuate the bitter hops. The bubbles just make it feel like the bitterness sticks in your mouth. Feels full bodied despite its deceptively light color.

Overall: An incredible beer, and one well worthy of the high rating on this site. That being said, if you don't like "bitter beer", shy away from this one, since it's a bitter bomb in an entirely different way than bitter APAs or IPAs. This one almost tastes like a more bitter version of a Czech pilsner, in my opinion. Would certainly buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 18:46:27 | More by Beric
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,418 ratings.