Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I snagged a growler of this while visiting Cleveland and then later another from a local grocery store near me that started offering growler fills.
Presentation: 12oz brown with a drink before date clearly marked.
Appearance: Bright gold with a exquisite white two fingered lace that stays for a long time.
Smell: Sweet and very clean malty aroma ... reminiscent of Portuguese sweet bread.
A= This lager poured a clear yellow color with a fleeting 1/4" snow white head. The head dropped in seconds to reveal some light sticky lace and not much else.
S= Smells like pils malt and hops. Slight hint of minerals in the nose too. Good balance.
T= Wow this is the closest you will come to an authentic German Dortmunder in the U.S. Starts off with a hint of malt sweetness, then brings a dry, herbal hop note that carries straight through to the bone dry finish. The mineral character of the water used in this brew is spot on. Delicious!
MF= Light in body with a firm carbonation level that is entirely refreshing.
D= Off the charts drinkable with a great (and authentic) flavor to match. World class and highly recommended!
Serving type: growler
10-17-2011 08:51:27 | More by spointon
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