Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: European Export / Dortmunder

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Yes, it's known for winning medals worldwide. But locally, it's known as "Dort," our flagship lager that humbly maintains its smooth, balanced (and charmingly unpretentious) ways.

A smooth, award-winning (and deceptively unassuming) balance of sweet malt and dry hop flavors.

World Beer Championships
16-Time Medal Winner Since 1994 (World Champion, Gold, Silver)

Great American Beer Festival Awards
1990 Gold Medal Winner

Added by stirgy on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,373
Reviews:
1,132
Ratings:
3,374
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
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Ratings: 3,374 |  Reviews: 1,132
Photo of Jakem883
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGtom
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Local pub has draft Dort. Not a fan of these lighter beers but this is so well balanced and full of flavor it just never disappoints.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When in Cleveland.....pours a pale amber/copper - clear, with one finger short lived off white head. Aroma is sweet biscuity malt, caramel, almost a little apple juice like. Taste follows - bready malt, slightly sweet with only a touch of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied leaving a pleasant malty bitterness hanging on back of palate. Refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of TargaFlorio
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALLMUCH
3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaxon53
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jxw326
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frequency33
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fear
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flathead5173
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maudettehornsby
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

good!

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice tasty and rich lager. Has a slight thick-ish quality to it which is very satisfying. Quite malty and bready with just the right amount of carbonation. A beer that I now usually keep on hand. Get some!

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Photo of KurtisCarman
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best lager I've ever had. But it is still a lager.

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

Photo of dsippel
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rengersc
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

A semi clear amber color around a medium body as well as about medium carbonation.
Aroma was doughy, yeast, cracker and malt . Behind that there was a floral, grassy hop aroma
Taste is very identical to aroma . The malt dominates the flavor but not to the point of being a sweet malt bomb. If anything this is as far as I prefer to have the malts dominate, adds flavor and a bit of sweetness but allows other flavors to show up. The doughy, yeast, cereal taste follows the malt and then there's a dry, mild, bitterness that lingers a bit works really well.
This was a very good beer in my opinion and one I would look for again

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Photo of bankboy66
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lsudduth
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

12oz bottle bb 11/10/18 poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 5.8% ABV 30 IBU. The beer pours bright very light amber with khaki colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves some splotchy lacing. The aroma is bready balanced by spicy and floral hops. The taste is semisweet bready malts again balanced by a grassy, spicy hop note. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. The malt sweetness and hop bitterness interact throughout each phase of this beer where neither is ever completely missing. Overall, excellent. This is a tasty beer and fits the style description nearly to a tee.

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Photo of Rubezahl
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TLA
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenDragonPurse
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,374 ratings