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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,527 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,527
Reviews: 1,002
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 134
Gots: 196 | 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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anoctopus

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-14-2012 20:41:28 | More by pogoowner
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

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
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for this bottle

Consumed 2/12/12

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
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avaccani

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-12-2012 05:08:50 | More by avaccani
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Crstumpf

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-11-2012 06:58:41 | More by Crstumpf
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-11-2012 01:19:23 | More by Tyrawlings
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spark3148857

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-10-2012 19:26:38 | More by spark3148857
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LJWalker

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-08-2012 16:08:37 | More by LJWalker
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weller79

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-07-2012 20:57:45 | More by weller79
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Slats1221

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-06-2012 08:00:05 | More by Slats1221
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mpdrago

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-06-2012 05:23:19 | More by mpdrago
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jwalk721

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-05-2012 21:54:48 | More by jwalk721
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-05-2012 20:43:52 | More by meanmutt
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5ndurda

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-05-2012 20:21:03 | More by 5ndurda
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-04-2012 15:23:55 | More by djtomain
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jstewart1130

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-04-2012 04:28:32 | More by jstewart1130
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BlackDrongo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-03-2012 17:54:51 | More by BlackDrongo
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Apellonious

North Carolina

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
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astebelton

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-02-2012 19:51:37 | More by astebelton
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ratty918

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-31-2012 03:16:05 | More by ratty918
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time4abeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-30-2012 18:02:56 | More by time4abeer
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-30-2012 04:20:55 | More by slimntubbs
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-28-2012 02:04:35 | More by cantfindme
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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