Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Trying this again with a fresh bottle (dated 12/02/09) vs. the last one I got which was a few weeks past its date.
Appearance the same as before but now a better smell - nice an malty. Taste much better as well - a bit of a bitter start followed by malts and then a nice slightly toasted malt finish. Otherwise things as before.
Had the beer this time with balsamic glazed chicken and rice pilaf. A great beer for a meal and for several over an evening in my opinion. Glad I tried it again.
Old review (04/22/09):
Color was a very nice orange-yellow (not gold to my eyes, but hey, everyone sees color differently). Beer was poured into a nondescript pint glass. The foam quickly dissipated and you got a little bit of the lace/foam on the side of the glass and a bit right in the middle of the beer. I thought the hops were a little bit stronger in this at first, but as the beer warmed up it smoothed out and was balanced by the malt. Definitely carbonated and spicy on the tongue like a pilsner. One thing that puzzled me a bit was that I didn't really notice much of a smell to the beer at all. Maybe it was the meal?
I had the beer with a pork BBQ sandwich (mustard base) and I think it went very well, but, after finishing everything I saw the date on the bottle was 04/04/09 so now I wonder if my opinion (especially the smell) is more a reflection of the age of the beer or the meal I had with it. Either way it was quite good and I'll try it again (checking the date first) with something else and see how it goes.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2009 23:24:30 | More by damndirtyape
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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 2,475 ratings.