Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by stirgy on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,822
Reviews:
1,122
Ratings:
3,328
pDev:
11.33%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
732
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 3,328 |  Reviews: 1,122
Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden amber pour. 2 fingers of fluffy white head leave a great rim of lacing.

S: Sweet toasted malts and noble hops.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet lightly toasted malts/grains. Honey. Mild bitterness from the noble hops. Grassy and very light citrus. Crisp and clean. Light bodied with solid carbonation.

O: A very solid German-style Lager. Crisp and drinkable... clean with great flavor. Really enjoyed this one.

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

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice golden orange color, poured with minimal head lasting only seconds. Sweet malty and fruit aroma. Nice taste with mostly a touch of sweet fruit. A thin mouthfeel and extremely easy to drink. Overall an excellent beer that's session capable and worthy. Thanks to my buddy Mike for this one. Best By:05/26/18

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Keshinko
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of raylpendleton
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vheissu15
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BilleGibbons
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out gold with nice head. Great lager taste with sweet medium body feel. Could drink any time of year. Great beer.

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Photo of Lanoke12
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeinportc
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/9/18.
Golden amber (brass+copper) with moderate, persistent white head & lacing.

Smells of apple juice,grape juice, golden bread dough (lightly sweet), light floral & wet grass hop aroma.

Taste follows nose, but with the bready aspects more predominate. Finishes with a light touch of lingering dryish bitterness.

Medium, smooth feel, with soft , fine carbonation on the finish.

Overall quite enjoyable. A touch sweeter than I usually want, but as an occasional break , quite nice. I could see getting this every so often, as a break from my usual hoppy fare.

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

Poured from bottle to pilsner glass. Honey gold in color with a few fingers of foam. Aroma is nice and bready, warm, crusty bread and floral and grassy hops. Flavor is quite fantastic and complex, with bready malt, grain, honey, biscuit, floral and grassy hops competing for attention. Finish is a bit zippy, and dries on the tongue.

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

Bottle from Giant. Nice rich golden color, clear, initial foamy head fades to skin. Nice grainy, grassy aroma, hay. Taste even moreso, smooth, grains prevalent, slightly sweet, Beautiful malty flavors, a bit sticky, which coast the tongue and makes the flavors linger. Nice!

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

Photo of Riik3
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It comes in a clear copper color with a tight foamy white head. Fairly good retention, as the head does die after a minute, but leaves a solid film that leaves plenty of lacing behind.

It smells like tart red apple, toasted bread, some honey, and lightly grassy hops.

The taste follows the nose. Toast and honey lead the way upfront, with some floral hop action. Hints of vanilla in there as well. Tart red apple and pear are quite prominent. A solid grassy bitterness provides balance, but the emphasis leans decidedly toward the malt. It tastes a lot like their Märzen, albeit less sweet, or with more hop balance.

It's well-carbonated, smooth, slightly creamy, and fairly clean and crisp. There's just a touch of residual sweetness.

Overall, it's perhaps a touch more sweet than I prefer, but I like it a lot more than their Märzen. It's pretty darn well made, actually. I could probably crush a few cold pints of this in the summertime.

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

Photo of BlueTomorrow
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jasadewi
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark golden color.
S: Bready malt notes.
T: Taste follows the nose, with maybe a hint of spicier hops.
M: Light to medium bodied.
O: I liked this beer, but didn't love it.

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Photo of Duncian
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,328 ratings