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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,475 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,475
Reviews: 1,001
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 129
Gots: 173 | 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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Ratings: 2,475 | Reviews: 1,001 | Display Reviews Only:
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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

Massachusetts

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
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amstelcat

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-21-2011 01:30:27 | More by amstelcat
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alexkeil

New York

4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

When growing up, in my mind this is what a beer was, and should be. It looks, smells, and tastes like: beer.

The appearance is a pale golden color with a fizzy white, lasting head.

The smell is a balance of pilsner malts and noble hops, slightly grainy.

The taste is that great balance of pilsner malt and hops. The finish is dry with a lasting bitterness. Its a lighter beer with bold flavor.

The mouthfeel is light to medium body with medium carbonation which is actually quite lively, adding to the mouthfeel. There is a little creaminess in this beer, probably from that great head.

This is a great example of what lagers should be: full of grainy, balanced flavor with low esters and no diactyl. This beer showcases its ingredients and does a lot with a little.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 00:31:46 | More by alexkeil
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-20-2011 20:47:53 | More by touchmeimsac
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (thanks to Mikeg67). Pours a nice clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is yeasty, malt, some citrusy hops with nice light fruity note, pears. Taste is fruity like pears, yeasty with some light spicy citrusy hops. Palate is a nice crisp medium body with good carbonation. Finish is sweet maltiness, yeasty with some nice fruity notes ending with some nice sweet spicy hops for balance. This is my first Dortmunder style so overall a very nice and drinkable brew

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 18:17:54 | More by Samp01
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-20-2011 16:42:23 | More by nh2032
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athouve1

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-19-2011 17:00:05 | More by athouve1
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2011 19:37:43 | More by starrdogg
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jtrockchalk

Missouri

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-18-2011 19:30:16 | More by jtrockchalk
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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