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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldGreat Lakes Dortmunder Gold

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,241 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2241
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by steveh:
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steveh

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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2 years later, almost to the day, I thought I'd re-review the Gold because I grabbed a fresh sixer yesterday.

Just a little different impression from the past, but here goes:

A -- Clear, deep gold with reddish highlights, but not bringing it to amber. Thick and tight off-white head that holds up well.

S -- Bready and yeasty, followed by some mild vegetal character -- not quite DMS, but I wonder if it's from a certain brand of domestic Pils malt as I've noticed a similar character in some of the German-style beers brewed by US micros. Just not as clean as the German beers.

T -- Bready malt up front followed by an earthy hop character finishing with hop bitterness.

M -- Medium body with a soft to crisp mouth-feel.

D -- There's a lingering, heavier malt character in the aftertaste that keeps the flavor from being clean and refreshing and thus more drinkable. It's not a bad beer at all, just not as drinkable as I remember.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2007 13:28:21 | More by steveh
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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