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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,828 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,828
Reviews: 1,040
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 160
Gots: 359 | FT: 4
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

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.11/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Love GLBC and this beer is critically acclaimed world wide, but it's just very underwhelming to me.

Photo of Big_Mazz
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zaraspook
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its a okay beer for me.

Photo of JR88
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Truly Exceptional Balanced Lager....Many Lagers simply are not that good...many are dull/boring, not very clean/ refreshing etc. The Dortmunder styles are underrated imo...

This one is just very Clean/Refreshing and added richer Biscuit/malty character really is tasty, gets into/more like how a Lager should be like xD

Photo of davepyne
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I like it with a lime!

Photo of RobDB
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DemoniChris
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Metalsnota
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ShanePB
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arthurry
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jancona
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sjsmith17
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rsrasile
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mszwejb
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJarosz14
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dryfly24
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice foamy but quickly thinning head. Very creamy for a lager. Beautiful golden honey color. Sweet but faint aroma. Biscuity, malty sweet flavor with a mild hoppy slightly bitter finish. Very well balanced and flavorful. I'm a stout and porter guy but I liked this one very much.

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nathan_Short
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Montclair_Ed
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timontheroad
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured a clear gold/Amber color with a bubbly half-inch head that quickly receded to a thin film. Some lacing, but not great.
Smell: Has a nice sweet bready, biscuity malt aroma. Some noble hop notes as well.
Taste: The bready malt is very forward in this beer, with some very nice piney and spicy hop flavors.
Mouthfeel: Very crisp, somewhat dry on the finish, but very pleasing on the palate.
Overall: Quite a lot of flavor for a lager, super drinkable. I like it a lot.

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freshtojeff
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,828 ratings.