Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served on draught in a shaker pint glass
A: Like the name says, rich, glittery gold. A modest head and persistent lacing.
S: Sharper and hoppier than I anticipated for a lager. Some citrus in the background. All layered over a big, malty background.
T: Fantastic! Richer and more complex than any lager I've had before. The sweetness of the malt is held in perfect balance with enough hoppy goodness to cut through the sweetness without overpowering it. The crisp, dry finish with just a touch of citrus makes this remarkably refreshing.
M: Clean and nicely carbonated. Again, very refreshing.
O: This has vaulted to the top of my lager listings. I'm not well-enough versed in the style to say whether or not this is a great example, but it hits every note perfectly for me. I honestly don't get the comments I've seen in some reviews comparing this to an AAL. It is SO much more flavorful and sophisticated than anything being put out by the big three. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get around to trying this one, given the great experience I've had with every other Great Lakes beer, but this will now become a regular fixture in my fridge. My Great Lakes winning streak continues. I've yet to have one of their beers I haven't loved.
Serving type: on-tap
09-09-2013 15:22:12 | More by LCB_Hostage
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3.68/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Ah, Dortmunder export, one of the vague styles. This one pours out a reddish-orange colored beer with a nice large head. The heavy malt aroma doesn't really go with the style, but it does smell nice. Flavor has a strong malt presence with only slight hop bitterness. Malt is a touch grainy, though not too much. Good body and mouthfeel, which is appropriate for a strong export.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 19:54:30 | More by allengarvin
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,477 ratings.