Great Lakes 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:
#2,628
Reviews:
1,115
Ratings:
3,302
pDev:
11.33%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
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198
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720
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Photo of rickklein9
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven’t really sampled many Dortmunders but this one looks pretty nice, dark golden and see through with a nice head. This beer almost has the scent of a Euro pale, malt and Euro hops I’d call it. This has a flavor all it’s own. There is bready malts and spice/mineral highlights and a bitter edge yet sweetness to the follow through. The bready flavor sticking to the palate. Medium/thin with medium carbonation. Similar to a pils, I like this brew.

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Photo of cansay27
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmac99
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had. This beer put Cleveland on the map for craft beer and there is now a vibrant beer scene there. Make it a point to try this one if you have not already.

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Photo of Psquared93
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnieB71
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic example of the style.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Label Best By Date is '02/28/18'.
Pale gold colored body, clear. Half finger head settles to thin ring and scattered islands. No lacing.
Aroma is bready malts, with sweeter hop notes.
Taste is bready malts, accented by spicy hops, and sweet caramel/honey.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Crisp and refreshing.
A very easy drinking lager, that exudes good aroma and appropriate flavor.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RomanOstrich
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snowmageddon
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheOakKing
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of KelSovs
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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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,302 ratings
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