Great Lakes Imperial Dortmunder - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JoeOfParma:
4.72/5 rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Just had two of these on tap at the brewpub - I can't get enough of the original Dortmunder, so I absolutely couldn't wait to try this.
Pour was more or less gorgeous, very much like the Dortmunder, but a little darker-- like a bit of copper mixed in with the gold.
Smell was very much like the original brew; most of the richness and subtlety weren't quite evident in the aroma.
The easiest way to describe the flavor is to distinguish it from the original that most people will be familiar with. Most prominently, the brew is a lot hoppier but remains just as balanced. The finish is full and complex with sweet fruity notes that create a great contrast to the bitterness. Carbonation is perfect and the brew is rich without being at all overbearing.
Drinkability borders on dangerous. At 7.5% ABV, a beer that goes down this easy is easy to underestimate.
Serving type: on-tap
05-15-2008 04:55:41 | More by JoeOfParma
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Great Lakes Imperial Dortmunder from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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