Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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

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

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, pours golden with good clarity, some particulates suspended. Frothy white head holds good retention and leaves good lacing on the glass. Aromas are lager yeast, biscuit, grassy hops. Tastes are crisp and clean, biscuity, somewhat bready, grassy hop, straw, slight tartness on the finish. Mouth-feel is smooth and finishes exceptionally clean, while being lighter bodied. Overall, I love going back to this one time and time again. It's among the best in its style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a Great Lakes variety pack during the summer. The best by date had passed, but still all the beers tasted great. This was one of my favs of the pack. Poured into a pilsner glass for review.

A: Pours a clear gold with nice foamy head. Good carbonation.

S: Bready notes with nice clean malt profile. A slight hint of malt syrup in the nose. No hop character.

T: Clean malty profile with nice upfront pilsner & seemingly munich malts. Very smooth and quite drinkable. Nice hop balance with what I'm guessing is a noble hop profile.

M: Clean, light, and very drinkable. Has a very nice balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness.

O: An excellent beer by Great Lakes. I'm getting into this brewery's beers more & more and this one is a fine reason why.

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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale gold to straw with a small amount of carbonation but A LOT of head. It dissipates fairly quickly, though, without much lacing.

S: Strong smells of biscuit malt.

T: Subtle malty, caramel flavors without much hop bitterness to balance it out. A tiny bit of hoppy bite at the end.

M: Very smooth, not much carbonation to speak of.

D: High drinkability, but only if you like the style. I find it a bit unbalanced, but in the right (Germany) mood, I'm sure this would hit the spot completely.

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 3,243 ratings.
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