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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 LacquerHead:
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LacquerHead

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite "go-to" lagers.

This had a brilliant gold color with a white foamy head.

The aroma reminded me of a cross between butterscotch and hops.

The taste was very well balanced. The maltiness came at me first. It reminded me of butterscotch. After that came the hops. There is a nice lively hop flavor that works well the malt.

It has a great drinkability. It's almost too easy to down a sixer or a couple of pints.

Overall: this beer is great for any occasion. It is light and crisp but is still packed with flavor. As far as lagers go, this is one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 19:59:51 | More by LacquerHead
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,418 ratings.