Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +3.9%
12oz bottle to pint glass. Sampled 10/7/11 with a best by date of 12/26/11.
A: Two fingers of fluffy head, between off-white and light brown in color. Decent retention. The body is light orange-ish yellow and brilliantly clear with loads of bubbles moving quickly to the surface. Lacing is fair.
S: Grain and bread, lightly toasted. A floral grassy presence with a clean, very neutral lager strain as the canvas. A little citrusy accent elevates the nose.
T: Crispy clean. Not much depth of flavor but perfectly integrated with wonderful nuance. Strikes a great balance between sweet grainy malts and noble hops.
M: The mouthfeel really sets this beer apart from other commercial examples. Medium body with a slight minerally texture keeps the feel crisp at every point. Carbonation is spot on. Really, no room for improvement here.
O: Such a great drinking beer and goes down with incredible ease.
02-12-2012 13:23:36 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
3.53/5 rDev -13.3%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for this bottle
Appearance: Light copper/golden amber, pours extremely clear, a small, white head that fades quickly
Smell: More interesting than the average lager - grains, lager yeast, lightly bready - and then there are some unexpected aromas, including floral citrus and citrus peel, maybe some pith, some weird grassiness
Taste: Lightly toasted biscuits, grains - some light, slightly sweet malts - pretty bitter, with some citrus zest and peel - slightly floral, slightly grassy
Mouthfeel: Medium body, adequate carbonation, but I would prefer this to be dryer
Overall: A good lager, but nothing spectacular
I'm embarrassed to say that I did not even know that the Dortmunder/Export Lager existed before attempting to review this beer. Assuming this is a good representation of the style, I may have to seek out some more. It's pretty interesting. Not my favorite, but it's worth a try.
02-12-2012 07:17:07 | More by angrybabboon
4.03/5 rDev -1%
12 0z bottle from the mix pack at the Teeter, drink by 3/27/12
A - Pours orangish gold, thin head that moves to thin lace pretty quickly
S - Bread, light berry scent
T - bready malt, with slight fruit-berry notes and a slightly bitter aftertaste
M - The mouthfeel is good, has some heft to it for a lager, carbonation is solid. Well balanced.
O - Definitely recommended, this is a solid lager with enough taste and heft to make it notable. Will work as a session beer. Has a good finish.
02-03-2012 01:57:45 | More by Apellonious
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,527 ratings.