Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,761 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,761
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 155
Gots: 300 | 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:
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(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-18-2001)
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Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bubbly, crisp, dark golden color with an inch foamy, off-white head which remains throughout. Fair amount of lacing left on the glass. The excellent smell is slightly sweet, malty with heavy hints of hops & bread, and a slight touch of citrus/fruit. The taste is excellent as well -- basically a perfect combination of crisp refreshment with solid taste and body. The finish is a little dry, but I'd consider this a really solid session beer.

Photo of Nutwood
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of secondtooth
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean golden, with a nice tri-finger head white carbonation. Intricate, detailed, and opulent lacing. Magnificent!

Nose is grains, barley, yeast...pure and simple. An exemplary lager.

Taste is malty up front, with grains, hops, and yeast coming in very well-balanced and quite enjoyable. Superb!

Photo of ChrisM361
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of AlSharp
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of paulytasker
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dbfp210
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MrJuengling
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of cuy50
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of robertgurley
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Chod
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of TheMaimed
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a clear golden orange color, less than a finger of head, decent retention, nice lacing. Good lookin brew.

Smell is very balanced and appealing- nice German malt sweetness, a little citrus hops to balance.

Taste is maybe not as nice but still pretty good- German malts, some lager yeast, a little citrus and dry hops. Drinks better throughout the glass. Balanced taste.

Mouthfeel is very good- medium light body, light soft carbonation. This is a very nice beer but I'm not wild about. Very drinkable though and worth trying.

Photo of BryanK
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Hunting_horn
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of clemtig76
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Cleveland airport waiting on my plane for home. Pours a rich, transparent amber color with a decent-sized head. Aroma is pleasantly maltly with just a touch of citrus. Lacing rimmed the glass with every sip. Really nice carbonation. Flavor is very malty with just hint of the herbal and citrsy hops. This combination makes for an incredibly balanced and highly drinkable brew. Hops flavor is clean and appropriately present. Extremely well crafted lager. I am impressed. Just wish they sold it in SC.

Photo of Rickstar
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of 5lat5ive
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a Great Lakes "Taster's" 12-pack. 1/4. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a dark, deep golden yellow. mild carb. 1/4 inch head and no lacing.

S - Sweet, a bit skunky

T - Sweet grass, buttery, slight bitter, mild citrus. Maybe a bit bready and a hint on honey.

M - tongue-tingly, crisp and light-bodied, but maybe a bit heavier for the style.

O - Good lager, but I'd prefer several others over this.

Photo of primrose54
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of mattparsons
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Brubaker
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Holland
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,761 ratings.