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:
3,266
Reviews:
1,105
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
200
Gots:
709
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,266 |  Reviews: 1,105
Photo of IronLover
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a thick white foam that slowly reduced to a healthy white cap that left sticky lacing down the glass. Sweet biscuit malt aromas with a touch of earthy grass and light lemony hops in the background. Medium bodied with subdued carbonation, a delicate feel and crisp finish. Bready and biscuity malt flavors with a touch of herbal maltiness toward the end. Finishes crisply with touch of hop bitterness at the end. A wonderful, delicate German lager.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of patpbr
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - deep gold color with an off white head.
S - has a nice malty scent
T - Malts and hops are nicely balanced. Malts are the most present but the hops blend in nicely with a bit of citrus. Not much bitterness
M - body is medium and very crisp and easy to drink
O - this is pleasant and refreshing. This is top notch.

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Photo of general_staal
4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my all time favorites. I live in the general area of the brewery and the Cleveland area has quite a few good breweries popping up in the area. Great Lakes is probably currently the best of the bunch.

Dortmunder pours a gorgeous golden color with a very nice thick head ~1in with a lot of lacing on the glass.

It smells of herbs and grain with a little bit of a lemony kick.

Dortmunder tastes like angel tears and unicorn hearts. It is a well balanced hoppy and grainy lager style beer.

It has a nice carbonation on the tongue with a smooth finish.

Overall I would give it a 5 but there is only one beer that will get that score and it would be the Christmas Ale. I love Dortmunder and most all of the Great Lakes line. I would highly recommend that any beer fan give this one a try.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Nice color and great carbonation when poured into a pilsner glass. Wonderful aroma. The best part however is the taste and mouthfeel. A very malty pilsner with a lingering bite on the back end, very dry. A perfectly balanced beer. My favorite beer from my favorite style. Really hit the nail on the head, the best Great Lakes has to offer!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 3,266 ratings.
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