Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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3,250 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
Ratings:
3,250
Reviews:
1,100
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
703
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,250 |  Reviews: 1,100
Photo of Dms844
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alex11
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Dortmunder style beer. Always a go to at a restaurant or bar. Nice golden color and aroma with a great mouth feel and finish with no bitterness. Well Done GLBC. Pride of Cleveland.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gravewalker
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Profundobaso
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Beautiful golden color with very little head. Fairly carbonated
S - Very strong scent of biscuits/bread; a hint of sweetness
T - Strong malty flavor that hits the palate and lingers; a slight hoppy kick to it as well that makes this hearty beer still refreshing
F - medium and very very drinkable
O - this is the flagship beer from Great Lakes for a reason: it is complex and has layers of flavor, yet can be enjoyed by a hard core beer enthusiast or just anyone going for a drink at the game all the same. Too bad it is so difficult to find Great Lakes in NYC - my main reason to venture out to Jersey once every few months.

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Photo of jbertsch
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- deep gold, Crystal clear, white head that dissipates fast. Little lacing
Smells of biscut, sweet malt, spicy and herbal hop notes.
Taste- follows the nose with upfront sweet malt, biscuit overtones and the lingering spicy herbal hops
Feel- medium high carbonation, but has small creamy bubbles giving it a feel of a more full medium body.
Overall- great example of the style and a great beer to drink. Would love to have on tap or a six pack again.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fishguyac
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sokol_1993
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Switz160
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fern22
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ewelvaert
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bacchic-Glee
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful look to the beer. Wonderfully golden, with a one inch head that dissipates quickly.

Someone else said it, and I think it's right, but it has a Miller High Life level of carbonation.

Tastes: very malty and bready. Strong honey flavor. Crisp, like apples or citrus

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Photo of MooseBoose
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kinggimp
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mribbens
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, the most accurate representation of "gold" I've seen in a beer. Just unfathomable clarity, and beautiful color. 1 finger head of soapy and frothy qualities.

Aromas of honey, dill, golden malts, some day old bread.

Flavor is impressive to say the least. Tons of white bread, some great herbal (basil, thyme, oregano), and some golden malts, then some really nice noble sharp hop character comes in. As it warms the dill gets louder, but overall the flavor profile on this beer is quite decent.

Carbonated like a Miller High Life, just super drinkable and somewhat crispy.

Overall, Great Lakes' Dort is just an oustanding example, and while it's not my style, it's perhaps the best in its class. For that reason, I'm rating it a 4.5 overall as being best, or basically close to best in its class. Also - DRINK IT COLD!!

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Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thedugc
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is worthy of its namesake as Dortmund is the 8th largest city in Germany. Not the best but still noteworthy. As an Imperial Free City, Dortmund was the "Chief City" of the Rhine in the 13th and 14th centuries until it was destroyed and decreased in significance until the onset of industrialization. This review is nothing compared to how interesting this beer is. It tastes good and got me fucked up!

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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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