Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldGreat Lakes Dortmunder Gold
3,273 Ratings
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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Ratings: 3,273 |  Reviews: 1,105
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear golden amber pour with a nice fluffy white head. Great lacing and retention.

S: Interesting smell. Very grainy/bready/yeasty. Banana. A little bit of pear? Did I mention yeasty?

T: Lots of pear and apple throughout. A bit of citrus hops. Smooth and light. Grassy finish as it warms.

M: Clean taste, lots of fruit. Surprisingly clean at the same time, reminds me of a cider. A bit dry.

O: Interesting lager, hard to describe but I tried my best. Very unique I think.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a flute

A: pours a perfectly clear light amber golden color with two fingers of fluffy pure white head with large creamy bubbles, leaves a large amount of lacing on the glass
S: its got a good lager smell, kinda smells like the inside of a brewery, clean with grain and gentle wheat, nice
T: grains, hay, slight lemon, overall smooth and crisp, just wonderfully drinkable
M: smooth, gentle carbonation, slides gently across the palate
O: a really nice lager, generally i find the style to be weak and boring but this one had nice light notes with a good quality to it, greatly drinkable

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of alexkeil
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

When growing up, in my mind this is what a beer was, and should be. It looks, smells, and tastes like: beer.

The appearance is a pale golden color with a fizzy white, lasting head.

The smell is a balance of pilsner malts and noble hops, slightly grainy.

The taste is that great balance of pilsner malt and hops. The finish is dry with a lasting bitterness. Its a lighter beer with bold flavor.

The mouthfeel is light to medium body with medium carbonation which is actually quite lively, adding to the mouthfeel. There is a little creaminess in this beer, probably from that great head.

This is a great example of what lagers should be: full of grainy, balanced flavor with low esters and no diactyl. This beer showcases its ingredients and does a lot with a little.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (thanks to Mikeg67). Pours a nice clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is yeasty, malt, some citrusy hops with nice light fruity note, pears. Taste is fruity like pears, yeasty with some light spicy citrusy hops. Palate is a nice crisp medium body with good carbonation. Finish is sweet maltiness, yeasty with some nice fruity notes ending with some nice sweet spicy hops for balance. This is my first Dortmunder style so overall a very nice and drinkable brew

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,273 ratings
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