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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,543 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,543
Reviews: 1,004
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 138
Gots: 201 | 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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KISSFR33K

Michigan

1/5  rDev -75.4%

07-10-2013 20:20:30 | More by KISSFR33K
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soundman87

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -75.4%

02-14-2012 20:44:56 | More by soundman87
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drzig


1/5  rDev -75.4%

09-14-2012 13:45:58 | More by drzig
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Hrodebert

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -69.3%

07-22-2014 02:23:27 | More by Hrodebert
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uziangis

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

01-13-2012 02:29:46 | More by uziangis
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KuehneBe

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

12-18-2011 03:57:03 | More by KuehneBe
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craftbeer31

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

02-25-2012 17:58:01 | More by craftbeer31
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romulus523

Ohio

2/5  rDev -50.9%

06-20-2014 15:22:25 | More by romulus523
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marshmeli

New York

2/5  rDev -50.9%

05-10-2013 20:50:29 | More by marshmeli
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mashedpotatoes

Ohio

2.08/5  rDev -48.9%

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.

12-02-2007 03:21:59 | More by mashedpotatoes
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.13/5  rDev -47.7%

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.

11-17-2007 22:27:09 | More by OWSLEY069
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

2.15/5  rDev -47.2%

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.

07-07-2007 18:47:31 | More by NJpadreFan
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wordhog61

Pennsylvania

2.2/5  rDev -45.9%

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.

03-07-2010 13:42:58 | More by wordhog61
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WraythOsu

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

12-20-2013 02:53:03 | More by WraythOsu
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rbrownie45

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

06-21-2014 20:07:17 | More by rbrownie45
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

07-20-2014 19:45:38 | More by ambiguousfigures
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anoctopus

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

02-15-2012 01:44:56 | More by anoctopus
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prisoner1572

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

05-09-2012 16:15:23 | More by prisoner1572
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Jerid

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

08-25-2012 23:06:04 | More by Jerid
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Chadbeer7

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

09-05-2013 12:14:33 | More by Chadbeer7
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

07-21-2014 16:32:41 | More by Walkerjgt
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Roger85

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

03-08-2014 04:22:14 | More by Roger85
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yesyouam

New York

2.63/5  rDev -35.4%

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold is a clear, solid, sparkling golden lager with a big, frothy, bubbly white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a bready, yeasty aroma. It smells a little grainy a little fruity. It has a lively medium body with a metallic feel and a slightly gritty finish. It tastes malty, but not sweet. It has a twangy, slightly funky flavor. There's a slight juniper bitterness and alcohol in the finish and the aftertaste is hoppy. Is there fusel detected here? This is not really my thing. It seems kind of like a malt liquor.

04-05-2011 14:18:38 | More by yesyouam
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caustin90


2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

06-25-2014 18:06:49 | More by caustin90
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Rod_J

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

12-15-2013 05:12:10 | More by Rod_J
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,543 ratings.