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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,831 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,831
Reviews: 1,042
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 160
Gots: 364 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jsanford
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a dense cap of ivory head. Aromas of crisp, doughy malt, lightly toasted malt, and herbal hops. Taste is similar to the nose. The hops impart a nice bitterness, resulting in a nicely balanced and quaffable brew. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, with a medium-thin body and good carbonation. Such a great, drinkable, no-frills beer!

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice clear copper body with a fingers worth of white frothy head. has a crackery and biscuit forward malt profile. hints of grapefruit and pine hops on the nose. Taste is crisp crackerey malts with a hop bite to even things out a bit. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with great carbonation level. A touch of bitterness from the hops and a little dry on the finish, reminds me of eating plain non salted satlines. overall a very refreshing beer any time of day or year.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BierStein711
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a lucullan delight!

This is a outstanding lager! Two and a half finger head with a golden body. The carbonation is moderate, not overpowering like some carbonation.

Smells of wet grains, cereal, wheat, and alcohol.

Tastes: Wheat thins, crackers, medicinal herbs

Mouthfeel: Perfect, not watery like some lagers

Overall, this beer is a winner. Try it today!!!

Photo of CoryJHarber
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Eastside151
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of RescueKitty
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in the Cleveland airport on draft during layover. Scared to death I'd miss connector, so I had only on Great Lakes beer. Dortmunder was very clear, light amber beer with good head. nice yeasty smell. Very drinkable beer. Good balance, soft buttering, fairly clean finish. I hate I could only have one. Really wanted the Edmund Fitzgerald too. Maybe next time.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Vixie
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear orange-yellow color, with a bit of a white head.

Smell is very malty, with a hint of yeast.

Malty and sweet up front, it does remind me a bit of fresh bread. There is a bit of hops at the end, adding citrus and pine notes.

Nice smooth feel to it, just enough carbonation to be felt.

Not the most complex beer out there, but still has plenty of flavor. Very drinkable, the sweet malt and bitter hops are nicely balanced, nothing dominates, making for a nice easy to drink beer.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,831 ratings.