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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,550 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,550
Reviews: 1,005
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 141
Gots: 207 | 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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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-12-2013 20:50:41 | More by twenty5
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-10-2013 23:50:53 | More by mjw1200
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marshmeli

New York

2/5  rDev -50.9%

05-10-2013 20:50:29 | More by marshmeli
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-09-2013 17:25:04 | More by ncstateplaya
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-08-2013 11:28:17 | More by rkcrozier
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-08-2013 03:23:36 | More by KevinGordon
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

05-06-2013 00:09:02 | More by Hallertau
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-05-2013 01:59:48 | More by TimHitchings
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moodyhudy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-02-2013 06:38:35 | More by moodyhudy
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jono311

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-01-2013 18:18:46 | More by jono311
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Dray

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

04-30-2013 11:48:39 | More by Dray
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Appearance: Clear. Yellowish gold.
Smell: Honey.
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
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.3%

04-30-2013 01:53:00 | More by fullmoonbeer
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-30-2013 00:17:42 | More by BeerMe42
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-28-2013 19:54:39 | More by acurtis
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-27-2013 16:12:57 | More by Jason1337
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-27-2013 04:27:24 | More by st9647v3
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-27-2013 00:10:17 | More by Number3red
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Thaddeus

Michigan

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
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-26-2013 00:42:05 | More by Gww1864
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gr0g

New Jersey

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
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Bamarooster

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-23-2013 23:22:18 | More by Bamarooster
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jtierney89

New Jersey

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
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armiakhe

Michigan

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
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cw13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-22-2013 19:49:11 | More by cw13
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,550 ratings.