Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
3,255 Ratings
Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldGreat Lakes Dortmunder Gold
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,255
Reviews:
1,102
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
201
Gots:
706
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of badgerbeer1
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My own personal tastes definitely impact my rating. In most respects, this beer has all the characteristics of a champion lager. Just a bit too heavy tasting for my pallet.

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Photo of McStagger
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been wanting to try this one for years.

BB 09/17/17

A: Pours a transparent slight amber/golden. Darker than anticipated. Finger off white head. Vigorous carbonation. Head retention is good with nice lacing.

S: Honey, grainy, slightly musty earthiness and a touch of egginess/sulfur.

T: Bready soft heather honey maltiness up front. Hops pick up mid palate with notes lightly herbal notes. Touches of sulfur towards the end with a finish that is slightly sweetened malt cereal.

M: Tends towards the full body for the style. Round, but in a good way. Bit of alcohol warmth that kicks in towards the end.

O: A slightly boozier take on a German lager. A working man's beer through and through.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EtOHMD
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TPZEM
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark orange color with less than a finger's worth of head that quickly dissipates. I have seen and heard lots of comments about a thick and foamy head, but this beer did not seem to have that. Disappointing. Some lacing on the sides, but again, this could be improved. Smells of a citrusy hopiness with some light malted corn. Tastes of similar notes, but has a nice bitterness towards the end of the swallow. Light in body; not quite as smooth as I would have expected from a "world-class" ranked beer, but certainly an easy-drinking brew. Good lager. Keeps you wanting more. Would recommend!

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Photo of Junior
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of movieclockstar
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrsockless
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice maltiness, balanced and well-executed.

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Photo of Fenix2009
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pilsener, it poured a beautiful clear yellow color and gave a darker almost close to orange body. With a big beautiful white two inch head, a lot of nice spider web lacing left some rings around the pilsener. Some carbonation was seen rising, but ever so slowly. The smell was malty with some light corn in the background and a slight breadiness came out as well. The taste brought all of these elements back and gave a slight hoppiness to it. The palate was about a medium with a nice smooth aspect to it. Nothing felt bad on my tongue. Overall, I’m impressed and would have this again.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear light copper color with a big creamy head, lots of lacings and carbonation, decent head retention.

A: Not getting much on the aroma, honey, biscuit, and bready malts, pretty straightforward.

T: Very malty throughout along with slight pepper notes, low citrus hop notes, picking up a lot of grain like notes, lightly toasted grains and hay.

M: Medium/low bodied mouthfeel with a slightly dry finish, good amount of carbonation creates a slightly peppery/spicy mouthfeel.

O: Another well balanced beer from Great Lakes, it's very drinkable and I could see myself enjoying this with grilled steak and potatoes, the flavor grows more robust as it warms, very good but it could use more aroma.

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Photo of travelguy
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wiescins
3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyLaw
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, not outstanding, but good. Smooth and balanced, head is like most macros, gone pretty fast...Smooth drinkable beer!

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden and bubbly with think white top that wafts out nice sweet malts with biscuit and grassy aromas. Taste is surprisingly robust and flavorful for a lighter styled brew. There's a great balance of sweetness from the malt alongside the grassy bitterness of the spicy hops in the backend that's near perfect. Complex taste and great feel aftwards beckon you for more. Brisk and light yet bold and flavorful. Love this Dortmunder.

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Photo of mpbuckley
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of caburdette51
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hephaestos
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B33rcules
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soundaurora
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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