Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

3,243 Ratings
Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldGreat Lakes Dortmunder Gold

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 09-18-2001

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4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is far and away my favorite lager and the standard by which I judge all others. Pours a beautiful clear gold out of the bottle, the puffy white head quickly dissipates; cracker/bread notes on the nose and the palate. Starts off biscuity and finishes slightly bitter. My favorite GL beer

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4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Did someone just let Raul out of Bellvue? Because he feels done insane! A Lager, or a "Dortmunder..."

Why is this beer fresher and cleaner than Beyonce after shooting her last single? Like Harriet Anderson in her prime, Raul wants this lil bad thang every single day.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- It's not called Dortmunder 'Gold' for nothing; a beautiful clean gold color with visible carbonation and a 1-finger white head that tapers and leaves nice lacing.

S- Semi-sweet malt aroma with some dry grains. Kinda smells like some fresh baked sweet bread.

T-Malt sweetness and earthy hops. The hop bitterness commands the malts.

M- Just right. Medium body and carbonation, smooth but not light. Hop bite gives way to a dry finish.

O- Exactly what I want in a lager. Well done.

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