Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hossua34:
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Rich, slightly darkened gold color. A small head, with good retention, and leaving a respectable amount of lacing.
S - A light smell of fresh hops, with a touch of a cooked vegetable smell that is alarming to me because I noticed in GL Grassroots Ale recently, but I had never noticed in any GL beer until a few weeks ago (???).
T - Clean, tart, fresh hop flavor. Subdued, with fruity undertones. Excellent flavor. This brew would go perfect with a sharp cheddar cheese IMO, or with buffalo wings and onion rings.
M - Full-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel.
D - Flavorful and smooth, this has always been one of my favorite Great Lakes beers. This was one of my favorite "expensive" beers in college, and probably the one beer most responsible for getting me into craft beers. This bottle and six-pack, I am convinced, were not "on their game", so to speak. Something was up with the smell and the flavor that wasn't like Dortmunder Gold I have sampled in the past. The freshness date was perfectly fine, so I dunno... Regardless, this is still a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2009 21:31:35 | More by hossua34
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4.86/5 rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Maybe the best of the Great Lakes offerings. I had the the Dortmunder Gold recently on tap at a seafood restaurant outside of Cleveland. Was skeptical since it had been a couple years since I had had it, but this beer is still as world class as it was before I knew what good beer was. If you grew up with Great Lakes you grew up spoiled.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 02:15:39 | More by pijiuhuaxian
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,414 ratings.