Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.6/5 rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Appearance: Pours a bright gold with perfect clarity. An impressive two-finger head slowly fades to a good cap, leaving lots of lace on my glass. A simple swirl or two of said glass brings it back to a full finger thickness that's very slow to shrink.
Smell: The aroma is very fresh smelling, with a huge whiff of malt and freshly mown hay. There's a bit of spice, which almost seems like rye, that I'd bet comes from their yeast strain. A bit of herbal hops bring everything into superb balance.
Taste: Oh what perfect balance! There's a strong graininess that has touches of toasted bread, caramel, freshly mown hay, and honey. A good, firm bitterness and hop flavor that's both herbal and citric keep the malt in check.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and extremely clean, with a firm body that's on the lighter side of medium. Hint of dryness on the finish.
Drinkability: This is simply an outstanding domestically brewed Dortmunder, and an amazing pale lager that knocks the socks off a lot of ales. The drinkability of this brew is off the charts, as I could drink this by the gallon.
Many thanks to 'Realale' for lugging this brew back from Michigan for me!
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2003 06:21:36 | More by MJR
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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