Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by littleshamrocks:
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz brown bottle with an enjoy by date printed on the label. Served in a pilsener glass.
Pours gold in color with a large, foamy, almost creamy, off-white head. It has an exceptional clarity and medium carbonation. The head is long lasting and leaves behind rings of lacing with each drink. The first scent to hit my nose was a light floral/perfume-y hoppiness mixed with some slightly toasted, grainy-biscuit-y malts. There is just a hint of sweetness present in the malts as well. Overall, it has a nicely balanced aroma. Taste brings more of the biscuit-y malts backed by a solid floral/grassy hop flavor and a lingering hop bitterness at the end. Small traces of caramel to be found somewhere in the middle. Mouthfeel is medium to medium -full bodied with a somewhat dry texture and moderate carbonation.
Wow, what a lager! This beer is expertly crafted and is the benchmark for this style. It is beautifully balanced and it has a considerable depth to the flavors. Although the abv may be just a little high, I think this would make an excellent session beer. Definitely a top notch lager. I would recommend it to anyone.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2008 02:27:47 | More by littleshamrocks
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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 2,477 ratings.