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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldGreat Lakes Dortmunder Gold

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,234 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2234
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,234 | Reviews: 992 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Optifron:
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Optifron

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11/15/2012 out of the bottle

Appearance: Pours solid gold, crystal clear, with a dense white head. Great lacing

Aroma: Clean, pale malty, bready aroma. Smooth, earthy hop aroma.

Taste: Wow. Just wow. I had a bias coming in since I don’t typically love lagers, and this is fantastic. Incredibly clean flavor. Wheat bread maltiness up front, with a great hop finish. I don’t imagine this is an American hop. Not as in-your-face as most of the American varieties I’m used to. Likely one of the noble hops? (looked this up. Bittered with cascade, but flavor/aroma are hallertau).

Mouthfeel: A little on the dry side of the middle. Very nicely smooth.

Overall: Great Lakes has wowed me again. This might be the best lager I’ve ever had. Drinkability is outstanding as well, but without sacrificing a rich, full flavor of great bready malt and clean hop balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 20:58:44 | More by Optifron
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.