Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
4.4/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12 oz. bottle into Sam Adams lager glass.
Pours dark gold with just a wee bit of haze to it, creamy two-finger off-white head with very nice retention, eventually settling in to a thin but solid cap. Nice lacing as well.
Nose is light - bready, bit of grain, some light herbal hops. All in all fairly reserved.
Taste is beautiful - lightly bready malt underneath with just a bare hint of toastiness underpins a beautiful, herbal noble-hop presence that is crisp and fresh with very little actual bitterness; just a bit of lemon in the hop note as well, and a bit of grass. Finish is clean, the herbal flavors lingering just a bit; overall though, just a beautifully balanced beer.
Mouthfeel is excellent - medium bodied, crisp but light carbonation gives the perfect amount of bite. Finish is dryish.
Drinkability is flawless - flavors are perfect both in amount and in proportion, mouthfeel follows close behind. Beautiful beer for anyone who loves a good German lager.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2010 19:48:07 | More by JohnQVegas
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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