Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.73/5 rDev +16.2%
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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