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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3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-dark gold with sticky white head

S-crisp german lager smell, very grainy. faint scent

T-comes in with a very crisp and bitter taste of grassy grains. has a bit of a boozy taste with and has a good lasting bitterness

M-very bitter. medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-for me, not the the type of beer that you drink and sit back and think about the taste. its not going to make you smile after every sip. it does go down extremely easy though with only small off-flavors.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle labeled to enjoy by 4/25/12. Shew, safe by 3 days

A - A clear golden color with lots of lace and 1 finger of head

S - Bread and malt aromas. Earthy smells

T - A nice crisp lager. Refreshing. Slightly sweet with lots of malts coming through. Slightly bitter hop finish.

M - Medium bodied and very well carbonated.

O - A very enjoyable golden lager. Not my favorite style, but this is very enjoyable. Very good on a hot summer days

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4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear golden yellow color with a large almost creamy head. Retains and sticks all over the glass. Leaving rings of lace from start to finish. Almost like reading the rings on a tree stump. haha

On tap the hop profile seems to come out as the more dominate flavor. Bitter floral and citrus aromas hit the nose at first, matched with a great blend of sweet but light malt.

Again, the taste on tap seems to have more hop flavor. I cannot find any wrong with that. Grapefruit and pine comes to mind, but the same as a Pale Ale would present these flavors. They are much lighter and balanced with a sweet honey wheat malt. Finished semi-dry with some hops lingering, but still thirst quenching.

Light in body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

I tell you what, I have been so impressed with Great Lakes brewing. They have yet to disappoint. And their Dortmunder God lager is another fine example. On-tap or in the bottle

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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a clear shade of orange with a one finger white head. The head looks absolutely amazing on this. Tons of carbonation coming from the nucleation point as well.

S- I'm getting a lot of noble hops....a mildly fruity aroma

T- very malty backbone....hops are present, though not nearly as strong as you may expect. The malt dominates and adds a nice toffee like quality to it

M- medium bodied, maybe a little on the thin side. No complaints

O- very interesting beer...reminds me more of an amber lager than anything else. Solid.

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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