Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldGreat Lakes Dortmunder Gold
BA SCORE
84.2%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 3,266 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,463
Reviews:
1,105
Ratings:
3,266
Liked:
2,751
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.33%
Alströms:
4.45
 
 
Wants:
200
Gots:
709
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,266 |  Reviews: 1,105
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, bottle says to "enjoy by 01/21/2013"

A - Extremely thin orange looking color. Very see-through. Pale, fluffy, draft-looking head on top, chilling for a minute.

S - Malts and wheat. Not too much else happening with this beer. It is a lager, so I was expecting it to be somewhat blah, though.

T - Straight up wheat, malts, and plain old great lakes water. Maybe a little bit of a honey after taste somewhere.

M - The tiny bit of carbonation gives the tongue a nice tingle after the last sip has gone down. No real flavor was there in the first place to linger on for a bit, though.

Overall, not impressed. Probably the lamest beer I've had from Great Lakes so far, who usually knows how to brew a tasty beer. Being a lager, I knew I wouldn't be a big fan in the first place, so I stayed away, but we got a sampler pack so I had to try it. Well-made, but not a favorite at all.

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold ----3/5

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

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Freshest by 02/09/13.

A: Pours a clear perfect golden with a 2 finger dense white head. Not much visible carbonation, may be the glass. Leaves some impressive lacing.

S: Has a pale malt aroma with a slight touch of piney hop. Solid breadiness. Real pleasant lagery smell, must be the yeast?

T: Light malty taste that is very smooth and balanced. Has some hop bite to it but ends with a nice bready taste that leaves you wanting more.

M: Light on the palate, ample carbonation. Real sessionable. Leaves a fairly clean finish.

Overall although not a beer I would normally turn to, this is always one I have thought is amazing. Would highly recommend it to anyone getting started in craft beer as well as the older generation.

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84.2% out of 100 with 3,266 ratings
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