1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldGreat Lakes Dortmunder Gold

Educational use only; do not reuse.

2,851 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,851
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 161
Gots: 383 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 09-18-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 2,851 | Reviews: 1,046
Photo of KISSFR33K
1/5  rDev -75.4%

Photo of soundman87
1/5  rDev -75.4%

Photo of drzig
1/5  rDev -75.4%

Photo of Steve3692
1.06/5  rDev -74%

Photo of Hrodebert
1.25/5  rDev -69.3%

Photo of uziangis
1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of KuehneBe
1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of craftbeer31
1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of t2grogan
2/5  rDev -50.9%

Photo of ChainChompsky
2/5  rDev -50.9%

Photo of romulus523
2/5  rDev -50.9%

Photo of marshmeli
2/5  rDev -50.9%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.13/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean yellow/ orange-ish color with a white head. Aromas of a small malt, but not much going on. In the taste, again just a small maltiness, but not much to say. A very small bitter mouthfeel and a light malty aftertaste. Very clean, good for a palate clensor. Very similar to a macro lager.

Photo of mashedpotatoes
2.13/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Let me first say that I am a very big fan of Great Lakes Brewing Co. They are quite possibly my favorite brewing co. in the USA but I have to be honest, maybe this was just spoiled (they don't pasteurize) or an old batch. I was thoroughly unimpressed with this beer. The only thing I could compare this too would be a thick version of Miller High Life. Pale, foamy head that quickly dissipates, and a bit funky. I may try this again down the road and re-rate it to balance it out but otherwise a huge letdown.

Photo of NJpadreFan
2.18/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Great Lakes- Dortmunder Gold

Appearance- Light faint yellow with a small soapy white head.
Smell- Faint malt with a huge coren, rice, adjunct aroma.
Taste- Sweet corn husk, hint of lemon, and dry malt.
Mouthfeel- Watery and weak with a slight dry metallic finish.

Overall- Disappointed with this one! Cheap, watery, and weak. I won't try this again.

***purchased the bottle at "On Stage" (I think that was the name) a restaurant in Concourse C at the Cleveland Airport and smuggled the bottle through security.

Photo of wordhog61
2.24/5  rDev -45%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It must be me. I went again, off of the ratings on this site for this beer. A local 6 pack store sells all kinds of beer, and it had this one. I made my own 6 pack and had one of these last night. I couldn't drink it all. Again, I can't describe the taste, but it did not agree with me. I love Yuengling, so I thought I might like this brew, and I didn't. It looks very good, not much carbonation which I like, but I just didn't like the taste.

Photo of WraythOsu
2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

Photo of rbrownie45
2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

Photo of ambiguousfigures
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of anoctopus
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of prisoner1572
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of Jerid
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of Chadbeer7
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of Walkerjgt
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of Roger85
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,851 ratings.