Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldGreat Lakes Dortmunder Gold
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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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Photo of gr0g
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden-amber in color with high clarity. About a finger of foam caps it off, leaving some ragged lacing on the glass. Faint aroma of grain and floral hops. A swirl of the glass is needed to rouse any character. Bready, with floral overtones. Not much here.

Crisp, malt-forward flavor profile. There's a pretty good malt backbone here, but it's not as malty as say, Eliot Ness. Bready, cracker-like notes dominate. Hops add a moderate bitterness, but otherwise don't contribute much.

Great Lakes has done a good job with an admittedly boring style. I've not met a Helles or Dortmunder that really interested me all that much, but if I had to pick one, this would be on my short list.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold indeed, bright brassy golden hue with brilliant clarity and a bright white head. Toasty biscuity malt on the nose.

Clean tasting with a buttery rich character up front, toasted bread character. Faint hop character tries to come through the malt but doesn't incredibly and instead clashes with the malt flavors in an off way. Finishes with a lingering toasty and bitter flavor. Drinkable but not crazy about it. Perhaps if it was a touch hoppier it might work a bit better for me but overall pretty nice toasty lager.

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Photo of armiakhe
2.89/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Overall, when i saw this beer the appearance was very nice with a Gold/Brown Appearance. The aroma was a little grainy and bready with a tad bit of bitterness to it. The mouthfeel was very heavy in my opinion and it tasted very thick and bitter. Overall i thought it was average.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mecummins
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- poured a true, deep golden yellow with a 2 1/2 finger off white head. Billowy foam settles to a thick layer for almost all if the drink

S- light smell with grainy and yeast notes. Sweet but balanced nicely by the earthy hops

T- sweet (but not too much) with yeast notes abundant. A bit of citrus (lemon) brightness and the earthy bitterness from the hops really balances this lager

M- moderate mouthfeel with a crisp, not exactly dry, medium finish

O- very well done, easy to drink lager.

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,300 ratings
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