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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,807 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,807
Reviews: 1,036
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 155
Gots: 342 | 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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Photo of freshcarl
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bryanweppner-123
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kajagoogoo84
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowsurfer422
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Melocollo
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimbob25
4.93/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfectly balanced German style beer. Refreshing and delicious.

Photo of Goodspeed83
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjeznach
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best beers we have had in years!!

Photo of taylorhue
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fantasy_Draught
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stugotzo
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ddedhed
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BBelch
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khushrenada
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopmeplease
4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dsnyder61
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer for Great Lakes

Photo of Pale_Horse
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4.25/5
An *incredibly* clear light orange. Minimal head. An average amount of carbonation is visible. The clearness of this beer really makes it stand out.

Smell - 3.75/5
Standard lager smell, but very quality. Smell is not super strong though

Taste - 4/5
Sweet light malts, slight floral and pine hops, and a hint of spiciness. This is a very interesting lager taste. There is more going on than in the typical lager. Particularly the spiciness.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, carbonation is light. The beer is very smooth. And ever so slightly crisp.

Overall - 4/5
Overall, this was a good lager. I've had this beer several times, and don't remember it being as hoppy or having any spiciness to it. But still this was a good lager.

Photo of hopsputin
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: its a bright mix of straw yellow and amber. very clear. 1.5 finger rocky, solid head

s: a nice dry graininess, a bit of sweet caramel and lemongrass, the faintest hint of toffee, hay, finishes clean with some nice earthiness

t: amazingly crisp. has all the great flavors of a pilsner - some nice graininess, some straw and lemongrass, and some nice mild sweetness from the malt that comes from a light almost salt water toffee-like flavor, BUT it is much smoother than a pilsner. none of that bitterness - it just kind of ends in flavor with a smoothness that is great. really nice flavor in here. also a real nice biscuty presence flavor in here as a backbone

m: light mouthfeel, with medium carbonation

o: not complex, but super enjoyable. clean, crisp, and delicious. definitely recommend

Photo of Turbo
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very well balanced lager. Good color and nice lacing. I enjoyed the overall flavor and could throw a couple of these back anytime.

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,807 ratings.