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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,416 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,416
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 nokes:
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nokes

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First time trying this style of beer. Here we go...

Pours a rich amber with a light copper tinge, plenty of frothy foam on top that retains well and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Small bubbles rising throughout...very pretty on this hot summer day.

Smell reminds me of sourdough...a bit sour but bready/biscuity. Even so, smell makes me think it'll finish dry for whatever reason. We'll see.

Taste comes off very much as the smell would indicate. There's a sour breadiness, light honey/pear sweetness, well-balanced bitterness to carry it, leaving behind a light biscuity flavour to enjoy. Yummy.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Fills the mouth nicely, doesn't finish as dry as I expected it to (fine, whatever) but I would have liked a bit more carbonation to crisp it up a bit. It lags off a bit at the end to my taste.

Overall, a very nice beer. It's well-balanced and while things stick out a bit at times, it's more like a dance that carries it through interesting twists and turns, never off balance but rather tilted in one direction at one time and the other direction just a touch later. Interesting and yummy.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 21:00:38 | More by nokes
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,416 ratings.