Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on tap this Christmas at a restaurant in the Cleve. There seems to be really good beer around that area. Some of the supermarkets have illusive Stone ales that I've ironically had a hard time finding here in California.
I was happy to stumble upon this brew. Poured a dark amber with a frothy head that left good lace. Aromas of pine and citrus, and that distinct aromatic lager hop. What struck me about this brew was the hybrid of crisp european lager flavors with the more aggressive, hoppy American micro-brew ones. Accenting the buttery malts with a sharper hop really kicks this one up from just another German-styled American lager to a unique craft brew. The malts are very true to their heritage and the hops are refined enough to not wear out their welcome.
A highly drinkable choice, with tons of flavor at that ABV. It might come on strong for a session beer but it could certainly do as one. It's really fun to find a lager with the flare and craft of some of the better American ales. Definitely worth a try if you find it.
Serving type: on-tap
01-02-2010 08:13:16 | More by uberabr
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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