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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,588 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 1,009
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 147
Gots: 227 | 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 Oberson58
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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.

Oberson58, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

zbloom, Today at 05:03 AM
Photo of KornWallace
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Date: 9/29/14
Location: Halftime Mamaroneck
Draught/Bottle: Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: An Orange/Gold in color both on the lighter side. Clean and not difficult to see through. The beer is well carbonated but the white head did not persist for very long. Some carbonation cling as the beer is sipped and swirled.
Aroma: A strong aroma of malts, bready to biscuity, gives way to a very pungent hop aroma of dried apple. The hops are moderately bitter and seem to contain a sulfur aroma as well. A touch of yeast flavoring can be found in the finish.
Taste: Both hops and aroma continue to play large roles in the taste. Again there is a sulfurous flavor that really plays with the hops. The hop bitterness is stronger then the aroma indicates.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium Carbonation. The beer drinks smoothly and is very well balanced. What's strikes me most is how the sulfur plays so well with the hops.
Notes: Best by 9/20/14. 9 days after the best by date.

KornWallace, Yesterday at 02:04 AM
Photo of Brewski
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Brewski, Monday at 02:47 AM
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to whitenads for sending me this one.

Enjoy by: 7/22/14.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, biscuit, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain, biscuit, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Monday at 02:43 AM
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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

spoony, Sunday at 08:09 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

qcghost, Saturday at 02:22 AM
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1.06/5  rDev -74%

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4.56/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

SteveB24, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Timmyg2678, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of SaltofOH
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, Sep 20, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.