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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,572 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,572
Reviews: 1,007
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 144
Gots: 220 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Appearance: Tons of smoke on the pop. Pours a very dark gold with 4 fingers of sandy/beige head; rocky. Visible carbonation (but not so on the palate, very smooth with almost no carbonation there); outstanding lacing.

Aroma: Bready with a tart zing. Little hops to speak of.

Taste: Soft arrival, dry. Malty, bready across mid-palate. A touch of sweetness at the end, with gentle bitterness.

Mouthfeel: little carbonation on the palate; soft. Mid-to-lightweight.

Overall: Really reminds me of CBC Summer Teeth, but slightly heavier and filtered. remarkably low carbonation and lower bitterness leave me wanting more oomph. But outstanding retention and lacing, and a very balanced flavor make this an instant classic. I think I still like Michelob better as my go-to pale lager.

SaltofOH, Today at 03:32 AM
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It is the best tasting beer I have ever come across. It's like they created a brita filter for beer and it pissed out the most reliable, un-offensive beer of all time. It's one of the greats, I just hope someone else sees it for how great it really is.

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,572 ratings.