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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,415 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,415
Reviews: 1,000
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 122
Gots: 154 | FT: 3
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)
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Reviews by maggotbrain:
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maggotbrain

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer is a deep brassy color. After pouring, it initially had a thick white head which has receded to a thin layer over the top of the beer. As I take each sip, webs of lace form down the sides of my mug. The only reason I don’t give this a 5 for appearance is the fact that it really more orange than gold, but that’s just because I feel like being picky.

Sniffing the beer, I pick up a light grainy aroma.

This beer tastes wonderful. It is clean and refreshing, yet still complex and satisfying. The lightly sweet, bread like malt flavor is perfectly balanced with the refined hop bitterness. This beer is the very definition of balance.

The beer has a medium body and a moderate level of carbonation.

The drinkability of this beer is untouchable. There really isn’t much more to say about it.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2005 03:29:48 | More by maggotbrain
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,415 ratings.