Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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:
3,243
Reviews:
1,097
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
698
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,243 |  Reviews: 1,097
Photo of fishguyac
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sokol_1993
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Switz160
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fern22
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ewelvaert
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bacchic-Glee
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful look to the beer. Wonderfully golden, with a one inch head that dissipates quickly.

Someone else said it, and I think it's right, but it has a Miller High Life level of carbonation.

Tastes: very malty and bready. Strong honey flavor. Crisp, like apples or citrus

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Photo of MooseBoose
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kinggimp
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mribbens
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, the most accurate representation of "gold" I've seen in a beer. Just unfathomable clarity, and beautiful color. 1 finger head of soapy and frothy qualities.

Aromas of honey, dill, golden malts, some day old bread.

Flavor is impressive to say the least. Tons of white bread, some great herbal (basil, thyme, oregano), and some golden malts, then some really nice noble sharp hop character comes in. As it warms the dill gets louder, but overall the flavor profile on this beer is quite decent.

Carbonated like a Miller High Life, just super drinkable and somewhat crispy.

Overall, Great Lakes' Dort is just an oustanding example, and while it's not my style, it's perhaps the best in its class. For that reason, I'm rating it a 4.5 overall as being best, or basically close to best in its class. Also - DRINK IT COLD!!

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Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thedugc
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is worthy of its namesake as Dortmund is the 8th largest city in Germany. Not the best but still noteworthy. As an Imperial Free City, Dortmund was the "Chief City" of the Rhine in the 13th and 14th centuries until it was destroyed and decreased in significance until the onset of industrialization. This review is nothing compared to how interesting this beer is. It tastes good and got me fucked up!

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Photo of Jmalpha1
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I had it straight from the bottle (I know, I know, whatever) and it was super tasty, well-balanced and had a nice bubbly lager finish. I'll definitely get it again.

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Photo of I3eer
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdecross
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quesophresco
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Leoherrmann9
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L- Pours a wonderful, darker gold with a one-finger, fluffy, white head. Plenty of carbonation. Head sticks around.
S- Wonderful bready and honey smell.
T- Nice bready taste up front and in the finish. Sweet presence of honey that transitions into some hop bitterness. Quite a bit happening here.
F- Nice creaminess that is expected with the style.
O- Top notch lager. Complexities were unexpected. wonderful.

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

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

Photo of DKHNOVA
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clager
3.14/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mschlatterbeck
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 3,243 ratings.
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