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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,764 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,764
Reviews: 1,028
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 156
Gots: 305 | 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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Photo of Pale_Horse
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4.25/5
An *incredibly* clear light orange. Minimal head. An average amount of carbonation is visible. The clearness of this beer really makes it stand out.

Smell - 3.75/5
Standard lager smell, but very quality. Smell is not super strong though

Taste - 4/5
Sweet light malts, slight floral and pine hops, and a hint of spiciness. This is a very interesting lager taste. There is more going on than in the typical lager. Particularly the spiciness.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, carbonation is light. The beer is very smooth. And ever so slightly crisp.

Overall - 4/5
Overall, this was a good lager. I've had this beer several times, and don't remember it being as hoppy or having any spiciness to it. But still this was a good lager.

Photo of hopsputin
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: its a bright mix of straw yellow and amber. very clear. 1.5 finger rocky, solid head

s: a nice dry graininess, a bit of sweet caramel and lemongrass, the faintest hint of toffee, hay, finishes clean with some nice earthiness

t: amazingly crisp. has all the great flavors of a pilsner - some nice graininess, some straw and lemongrass, and some nice mild sweetness from the malt that comes from a light almost salt water toffee-like flavor, BUT it is much smoother than a pilsner. none of that bitterness - it just kind of ends in flavor with a smoothness that is great. really nice flavor in here. also a real nice biscuty presence flavor in here as a backbone

m: light mouthfeel, with medium carbonation

o: not complex, but super enjoyable. clean, crisp, and delicious. definitely recommend

Photo of Turbo
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very well balanced lager. Good color and nice lacing. I enjoyed the overall flavor and could throw a couple of these back anytime.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dortmunder gold

Served in a snifter. Only glassware I currently have.

Nice fluffy head, pale white and a tad chewy. Persists well. Plenty of lace. Beautiful golden liquid with excellent clarity. 5

Floral aroma with sweet bready malt. Clean and straightforward. 4

Very bready in flavor with light sweetness. Hop flavors are floral and slightly tangy. A touch earthy with faint honey notes. 4

Medium carbonation and light bitterness are notable. Creamy and alternately bubbly. Nice to drink. 4

I'm no expert on this style, but this is good and enjoyable.

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChuckZ77
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of canton1956
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer about approaches perfection

Photo of Bikeboy1
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redhorse107
3.21/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A very smooth, light and refreshing beer. Not overly hoppy or bitter.

Photo of JNForsyth
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachrotc
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrstphr
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shack47
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Fantastic, easy to drink beer.

Photo of TylerSeitz52
4.68/5  rDev +15%

Photo of CanisAmator
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Perfectly balanced. Lots of hops, but not too bitter.

Photo of Chris00710
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Mckerrberr
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of PA-hunter
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into glass. 5.8% abv

Appearance- Pours a semi clear light orange color with a 1 finger head.

Smell- Freshly baked bread from the malt character along with hints of some fruit like orange poking through.

Taste- The grainy nature mixes well with the toasted malt flavor. Biscuit like. Some bitterness on the back end. Has a grassy type of finish towards the end with a bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel- Thick for a lager, but still in the medium range overall in terms of body.

Overall- A well balanced and very interesting lager. Nice complexity. Quite smooth as well. A must try! Well done by Great Lakes.

Photo of mhbarber
3.04/5  rDev -25.3%

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,764 ratings.