Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldGreat Lakes Dortmunder Gold
3,272 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5


Appearance: Gold, nice full head. a bit of carbonation

Smell: very crisp and inviting smell

Taste: This is what a lager should taste like. crisp and refreshing, a touch of sweetness (apricot maybe) with hops laying underneath to give some great depth.

Mouthfeel: light-medium. some carbonation up front. coats and lingers in the mouth just a little bit, really the perfect amount. slightly dry finish

Overall: almost perfect, everything goes together so well. drinkability is 100/100. if I had only one beer to drink for the rest of my life this may be the one

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear, pure golden-orange. Very small head that only sticks around a short bit before turning into a little bit of foam on the edge. Lacing is just ok with such a small amount of head.

S- Semi-sweet malts and a slight hint of hops. Somewhat faint in the scent, but a decent amount of caramel malt mixes in with lighter malts scents. Slight bready/biscuit scents kick in towards the end.

T- Complex blend of primarily caramel and light malts. Somewhat sweet, but lots of bready flavors dry it up a bit. Very slight hops bitterness at the end. The overall combination of flavors gives the beer a somewhat dry and brown sugar like flavor.

M- Medium body, medium carbonation, and classic lager smoothness makes this one an immensely drinkable beer. Complex flavor might keep you from quaffing it, but it could be enjoyed at about any pace.

Overall, this is a great everyday beer. I can't even imagine the feel of this on tap, but out of the bottle it's pretty damn good. Easy to drink and pretty complex and refreshing.

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,272 ratings
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