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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,415 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,415
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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Illini5596

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of Dortmunder Gold from the local craft beer outlet, in a 12 oz bottle. The beer is a deep golden with an initially good head for a lager, but faded quickly. The aroma was sweet with strong notes of grains.

The taste is fairly sweet, and extremely crisp, like having a cold autumn's day in your mouth. The beer is swimming with malted grains, and a fair amount of hops that amazingly round out the beer, bringing it to new levels. A really well done lager, not as full bodied as many of their other beers, but worthy of the label of Great Lakes, a brewery known for excellence. The mouthfeel is sharp, crisp, moving from sweet to smooth as it lingers.

An excellent brew for sharing with others, as most will like the flavor of this beer, no matter what their tastes. It isn't too strong, but at the same time doesn't hide the mastery that went into crafting it.

I'm going to buy a few more and try them on a hot summer evening, as it seems it would be particularly refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2006 05:13:38 | More by Illini5596
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,415 ratings.