Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

3,250 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stirgy on 09-18-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Bright, polished, transparent penny color with a surprisingly dense one finger head

Aroma: Mild malt and faint hops (noble?) earthy citrus in the background.

Taste: snappy slightly sweet citrus taste. very clean and balanced interplay between hops and malt

Mouthfeel: Slightly dry with just enough of an alchohol taste to let you know it's there

Overall: All the qualities of this beer come together perfectly as a team to form a balance that's extremely hard to find. For a beer that is almost completely naked and doesn't hide behind any dominant flavors from hops, malt or yeast it shows very few worts, if any. A great interpretation of a classic from maybe the best lager brewers in America.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint at the tap and mallet in Rochester ny. Nice golden pour with a finger of head. Not much aroma...very subtle...maybe a hint of bready malts.
Taste is crisp hop meets light malt. One of the most balanced beers I've ever had. The fruity hop really meets the malt perfectly. Smooth and refreshing.
Awesome brew.

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3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer. In Europe you can hardly find Dortmund style beer (or Munich style for that sake) anymore. This beer was very good - nice foam, lot of taste, but not too bitter. Bitterness is of course a matter of preference. Munich style is more bitter and other end of the scale is Paulaner Pilsner. I love this beer.

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 3,250 ratings.
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