Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
Appearance: Clear. Yellowish gold.
Taste: Honey biscuits.
Mouthfeel: Spritzy and carbonated.
This is perhaps the best of this style that I've ever had. The smell and taste is nice honey, but the taste presents that familiar biscuit goodness. The spritzy carbonation almost burns the tongue (obviously not burns, but a strong tingle). This is excellent. I would probably get this again.
04-30-2013 03:39:03 | More by TeamMathis
3.61/5 rDev -11.3%
Appearance: Bright golden-amber. White head, bout a finger in size.
Aroma & Taste: Round maltiness with roasted straw. Slight hops to it, but barely. Also had slight caramel notes and a nuttiness to it.
The hops mixed well with the malt, added a slight dryness to the beer, but not to much since it still had a refreshing mouthfeel.
04-26-2013 13:44:59 | More by Thaddeus
3.44/5 rDev -15.5%
Golden-amber in color with high clarity. About a finger of foam caps it off, leaving some ragged lacing on the glass. Faint aroma of grain and floral hops. A swirl of the glass is needed to rouse any character. Bready, with floral overtones. Not much here.
Crisp, malt-forward flavor profile. There's a pretty good malt backbone here, but it's not as malty as say, Eliot Ness. Bready, cracker-like notes dominate. Hops add a moderate bitterness, but otherwise don't contribute much.
Great Lakes has done a good job with an admittedly boring style. I've not met a Helles or Dortmunder that really interested me all that much, but if I had to pick one, this would be on my short list.
04-24-2013 23:14:04 | More by gr0g
3.65/5 rDev -10.3%
Gold indeed, bright brassy golden hue with brilliant clarity and a bright white head. Toasty biscuity malt on the nose.
Clean tasting with a buttery rich character up front, toasted bread character. Faint hop character tries to come through the malt but doesn't incredibly and instead clashes with the malt flavors in an off way. Finishes with a lingering toasty and bitter flavor. Drinkable but not crazy about it. Perhaps if it was a touch hoppier it might work a bit better for me but overall pretty nice toasty lager.
04-23-2013 20:03:31 | More by jtierney89
2.83/5 rDev -30.5%
Overall, when i saw this beer the appearance was very nice with a Gold/Brown Appearance. The aroma was a little grainy and bready with a tad bit of bitterness to it. The mouthfeel was very heavy in my opinion and it tasted very thick and bitter. Overall i thought it was average.
04-23-2013 18:54:18 | More by armiakhe
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,550 ratings.