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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,469 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,469
Reviews: 1,000
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 130
Gots: 171 | 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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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-11-2012 17:41:30 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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rubbie

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-11-2012 10:11:58 | More by rubbie
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illiniguy1212

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-10-2012 03:24:55 | More by illiniguy1212
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rippedflesh89

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-10-2012 02:46:34 | More by rippedflesh89
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Sooch222

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-09-2012 01:56:56 | More by Sooch222
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-08-2012 23:40:57 | More by DerekP
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Clear orange, carbonated with a two finger head.

S-Bready, light fruit notes, rather malty

T-Great bread notes to start, some banana is in there, end with noticeable citrus hops and bitterness finish it off.

M-Light carbonated and smooth.

O-One of the best lagers I've ever had. Malt and hops are well balanced in a great all around beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 23:39:56 | More by rlee1390
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drperry11

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-08-2012 19:17:27 | More by drperry11
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mpmckenn

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-08-2012 16:08:51 | More by mpmckenn
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dhabersa

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-08-2012 01:18:03 | More by dhabersa
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this out of a Great Lakes mixed 12 pack that I brought back from Syracuse for JcTribe25. Patrick was kind enough to give me one of these as it’s the one included style I have not tried.
Bottle stamped enjoy by 1/16/12

Good looking beer, that’s for sure. Fluffy bright white head builds and shows great retention. My favorite trick is when the head rises well above the rim of the glass, this beer does that. Lots of sticky lacing everywhere. The beer is a very bright copper/brass color. Definitely darker than I had imagined.

Aroma is of pale malt and a bit doughy. Some sweetness is evident as well.

Nice bread like flavor with just a hint of toasty-ness in the malt. A touch of grassiness and a decent bitterness towards the end. After taste is of dark crusty bread.

Light but sturdy body with prickle of carbonation focused on the end of your tongue.

Good beer, but I think I enjoyed DAB better (I believe that’s the same style)

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 20:47:26 | More by Reagan1984
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spatula212

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-07-2012 19:45:42 | More by spatula212
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taken from beer notebook.

A- clear, shiny golden color with a white head, gold lacing.

S- citrus hops, grass, clean malt

T- clean orange citrus hops with a very strong malt backbone, bready notes and finishes a bit dry with the bready malts lingering long after the sip. This one packs a punch!

M- silky and creamy with good carbonation balance.

O- This one is solid! Great balance with the citrus hops and strong malt backbone. I would definitely come back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 15:57:24 | More by Treyliff
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jtuttle

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2012 03:27:25 | More by jtuttle
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n00blar

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-06-2012 02:00:10 | More by n00blar
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Farky87

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-06-2012 01:50:41 | More by Farky87
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vitters03

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-05-2012 21:34:02 | More by vitters03
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-04-2012 17:58:23 | More by AWS2111
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ajanesz

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-04-2012 01:20:53 | More by ajanesz
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RyanC3958

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of my favorite hometown brews. It is a smooth lager that has balanced hops and malts. I dont catch much of an aftertaste but enjoy the mouthful. Coming in at a 5.8 alcohol percentage, you definitely get your bang for your buck with this beer. If your not looking for a cheap beer and want something at a reasonable cost I'd recommend something from my hometown, Dortmunder Gold.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 18:03:50 | More by RyanC3958
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2378GCGTG

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-02-2012 21:24:29 | More by 2378GCGTG
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-02-2012 02:33:55 | More by imbuckeye
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hundo

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-01-2012 15:14:57 | More by hundo
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LetsDrink1950

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-01-2012 01:57:04 | More by LetsDrink1950
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TranceTF

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2011 23:04:28 | More by TranceTF
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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