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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,852 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,852
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 161
Gots: 388 | FT: 5
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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Smell is very well balanced and complex. Notes of malt, a honey-like sweetness, faintly floral hops, a touch of citrus too, plus some white grape and grass.
Taste is malt, hops, grapes, a hint of whiskey (!), grass, wheat and maybe a faint, very faint, oak note. Nicely done.
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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,852 ratings.