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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,408 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,408
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 122
Gots: 152 | 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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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-02-2011 03:14:16 | More by RichH55
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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-02-2011 00:04:17 | More by SATBMan
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the third bottle reviewed from the Great Lakes Variety Case.

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a translucent, sparkling golden color. A massive, fluffy three finger head on the initial pour that billows up over the top edge of the glass. A small amount of lacing left on the side of the glass.

S - A faint earthy aroma mixed with a slightly citrus-like smell.

T - A very tasty lager. The malts lend a grain-like taste to the beer. I'm also getting a lemony taste on the end of the sip. The hops are there but don't overpower the overall taste. Easily quaffable. Very refreshing. The alcohol is not noticeable at all.

M - A thin to medium consistency. Decent carbonation.

O - A really good beer. This would make a perfect sessionable, summer time, sit out by the BBQ type beer. Very solid and another really fine brew from the folks at Great Lakes.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 19:45:23 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep molten gold with a nice copper hue to it. Perfectly clear. Big fluffy white head. Head is creamy with nice tight bubbles. Tiny vestiges of lacing. Head retains some presence throughout. Carbonation looks lively, but not too intense.

Smell: A touch sweet. Has a slight wheat tang to it, but I'm not sure where it's coming from. Very clean. Slightly grassy. Very bready and yeasty, but not overly so. Nice subtle aroma with a decent complexity.

Taste: Crisp, clean, and clear. Malts add a nice bready quality that works with the sweetness and grassy overtones. Faintly earthy and carries that distinct lager graininess. Yeast packs a punch and doesn't relent. Nice hop presence as well. A touch of citrus just to brighten it all up.

Mouthfeel: Nice and light without being watery. A very light medium body. Carbonation is solid. Just a touch dry overall.

Overall: A very respectable lager. Nice balance of malt and hops. Refreshing and insanely drinkable. I'll definitely be picking more of this up come summer time.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 04:38:43 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-30-2011 20:39:38 | More by OneEyedJack
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-30-2011 19:11:02 | More by kelvarnsen
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i3ei3s

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-30-2011 02:02:03 | More by i3ei3s
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-29-2011 15:19:23 | More by InspectorBob
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jheberle

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-29-2011 14:27:06 | More by jheberle
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-29-2011 03:52:25 | More by brandoman63
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear golden amber pour with a nice fluffy white head. Great lacing and retention.

S: Interesting smell. Very grainy/bready/yeasty. Banana. A little bit of pear? Did I mention yeasty?

T: Lots of pear and apple throughout. A bit of citrus hops. Smooth and light. Grassy finish as it warms.

M: Clean taste, lots of fruit. Surprisingly clean at the same time, reminds me of a cider. A bit dry.

O: Interesting lager, hard to describe but I tried my best. Very unique I think.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 05:21:24 | More by Dope
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andrewj17

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-26-2011 17:22:43 | More by andrewj17
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-25-2011 21:42:51 | More by bluntedboywonder
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-25-2011 21:03:19 | More by deapokid
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-25-2011 17:38:01 | More by mdillon86
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thedoer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-25-2011 16:07:58 | More by thedoer
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BigPlay1824

New York

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

Enjoyed in a flute

A: pours a perfectly clear light amber golden color with two fingers of fluffy pure white head with large creamy bubbles, leaves a large amount of lacing on the glass
S: its got a good lager smell, kinda smells like the inside of a brewery, clean with grain and gentle wheat, nice
T: grains, hay, slight lemon, overall smooth and crisp, just wonderfully drinkable
M: smooth, gentle carbonation, slides gently across the palate
O: a really nice lager, generally i find the style to be weak and boring but this one had nice light notes with a good quality to it, greatly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 18:49:06 | More by BigPlay1824
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-24-2011 16:43:47 | More by dwaz
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CardShark

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-24-2011 05:14:11 | More by CardShark
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booner

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-23-2011 17:14:13 | More by booner
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-22-2011 03:51:30 | More by Hophead717
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hohnx012

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-22-2011 00:50:23 | More by hohnx012
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-21-2011 21:05:58 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Gurrett

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-21-2011 16:08:14 | More by Gurrett
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jaxray8

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-21-2011 03:18:53 | More by jaxray8
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,408 ratings.