Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.06/5
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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:
#5,652
Reviews:
1,135
Ratings:
3,390
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
203
Gots:
757
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 3,390 |  Reviews: 1,135
Photo of TastytReats
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is truly a Tasty Treat! Exactly what I hoped it would be. My compliments to GLB!

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

Photo of Zythophile
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: best by 2/17/19
Palate Contaminants: none

Color is dark gold, if that makes sense. It's also very, very clear. Good amount of fine head. All lagers should look like this.

Smell is sweet grain and moderate hops. The word "clean" fits nicely. For the type, it's intense. The only deficiency is complexity, which isn't something associated with a lager, anyways.

It has a good toasty flavor on top of the grain. Light-moderate sweetness. General vegetative hops flavor is also in there right from the start. Light-moderate bitterness and astringency. As everything else hints at, the taste is rich, if not complex.

I love the weight of this brew. This might be my favorite lager. Fairly well integrated carbonation, only a little bit of prickliness with a swish. Aftertaste is everything in the taste, but the sweetness is diminished.

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Photo of Richter525
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of uncleotis
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PapaH
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

NE Ohio native, this is my go-to as it's widely available and consistently delicious.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.75/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Total wine brought a truckload of their stuff out this way.Glad I got to try it.Liked all of them except Holy Moses.Not enough to make this AZ native move to Ohio tho

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

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Has a glowing, clear golden-orange color with moderate carbonation, thin head, and some lacing. Some floaters are present as well.

Along with grassy hops that are upfront, smell is very doughy and yeasty like a dortmunder, along with cracker and bread malts.

Taste like the aroma. Grassy hops and sourdough upfront, very yeasty. Feels smooth. Pretty crisp and mild tasting beer, not very bitter!

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Photo of Richardalways21
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light and efferefecent. Not as tasty as some but looks great

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Photo of DavetotheB
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NYbrewgirl
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danzorb
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,390 ratings