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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,805 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,805
Reviews: 1,036
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 155
Gots: 340 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 09-18-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep caramel copper color with a half inch cream head that quickly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Bready caramel malt forms the backbone of the aroma, with floral hops closing out the finish. Notes of sweet toffee and hints of citrus add intrigue.

Flavor is slightly sweet, but bittering hops quickly add balance. The finish is dominated by toasted malt, fairly nutty and bready. There's a slight citrus undertone, and a nice floral and herbal hop presence. A cracker-like dryness at the finish keeps me wanting more.

Body is moderate, with carbonation drifting toward the high side. There's a bit of alcohol warmth that is not offputting.

Overall, a very well balanced beer, interesting in both malt and hop presence, but extremely drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, pours golden with good clarity, some particulates suspended. Frothy white head holds good retention and leaves good lacing on the glass. Aromas are lager yeast, biscuit, grassy hops. Tastes are crisp and clean, biscuity, somewhat bready, grassy hop, straw, slight tartness on the finish. Mouth-feel is smooth and finishes exceptionally clean, while being lighter bodied. Overall, I love going back to this one time and time again. It's among the best in its style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a Great Lakes variety pack during the summer. The best by date had passed, but still all the beers tasted great. This was one of my favs of the pack. Poured into a pilsner glass for review.

A: Pours a clear gold with nice foamy head. Good carbonation.

S: Bready notes with nice clean malt profile. A slight hint of malt syrup in the nose. No hop character.

T: Clean malty profile with nice upfront pilsner & seemingly munich malts. Very smooth and quite drinkable. Nice hop balance with what I'm guessing is a noble hop profile.

M: Clean, light, and very drinkable. Has a very nice balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness.

O: An excellent beer by Great Lakes. I'm getting into this brewery's beers more & more and this one is a fine reason why.

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,805 ratings.