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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.06/5
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3,290 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:
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Added by stirgy on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,578
Reviews:
1,111
Ratings:
3,290
pDev:
11.33%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
Wants:
199
Gots:
722
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 3,290 |  Reviews: 1,111
Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jma11
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SociableJimmy
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very clear golden/amber with a moderate head.
Smell is sweet malt with some sour apple.
Taste is bready malt with a little bit of tart fruit in the finish.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steveymac
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another sublime offering from the wizards at Great Lakes Brewing Company. I have had this beer in my refrigerator since my first taste in 2005.
L: Wonderful golden color.
S: Unmistakeable malt aroma, with a subtle sharpness.
T: Spot on. Consistently not bitter, rather sharp and satisfying.
F: Rich, full drinkable.
O: To me, simply the best Dortmunder style lager being brewed.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pils glass
L: real sexy looking beer. excellent head retention, beautiful robust lace, perfect dark golden color, slightly turbid
S: Nice aroma, on point for the style. honey graham cracker, really sweet with floral hops.
T: Great flavor in this lager. Really comes through strong. Up front is a sweet honey grain presence, as per the style. Finishes with a crisp bitter bite from the hops. Earthy and floral as per style. But not very bitter, IMO perfect balance.
F: A bit of a heavier body than typical for a lager, but interestingly doesn't take away from its drinkability. Or maybe its just that I'm thirsty and its been a shitty day, IDK. Nonetheless this is an easy drinking lager with a rich body.
O: I'm impressed for sure. Actually I've had nothing but solid beers from Great Lakes. This one definitely hits the spot for me as a big fan of well crafted lagered beers.

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

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

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a light gold topped by a dense finger and a half of off white head which retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of caramel and some bready malts with some spicy hop notes
T: Taste is biscuity with a little caramel and toasted malts. Spicy noble hop flavor comes in as well. Swallow is more caramel and biscuit with some lingering spicy hop and a little fruitiness.
M: This beer has a body that is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is adequate and sits below prickly while the beer has a slightly drying finish.
O: Overall this one is pretty good. Nice flavors and some decent complexity. It seems to represent the style well and is a nicely crafted lager.Worth a try if you want to tick the style.

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Photo of dstewart532
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A unique beer. a unique taste i cant tell how good it taste its hoppiness is so perfect for a different beer style simply amazing and goes down smooth

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Photo of Bammer21
2.79/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Amber colored beer with a slowly fading head. Taste is sweet cornbread,light hops and perhaps a light touch of honey. Overall very drinkable and delicious.

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

Photo of azazyl420
4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

By far the best lager I've ever drunked.

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpw302
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of dokhollidai
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of McHenry
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,290 ratings
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