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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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. poured into pint.

The color of the beer is a beautiful clear gold with a thick, sustained white head.

Smell is malty, grassy, and grainy.

Taste is pretty much perfect. Nice and malty, with grass, a bit of a hop bite, and hearty grains.

Mouthfeel is also where it should be: on the thinner side of medium, but still fulfilling.

Overall, this is pretty much the perfect Dortmunder, in my opinion.

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3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a really light beer for great lakes. smells german malty and crisp. taste is awesome for the style, simple and balanced. prilarily malt driven beer but nice hop additions which show up in the crisp bitterish finish. a wonderful beer at 4pm after an 8 hour day of construction work. in australia we called easy drinking beers like this "throwies", because you can throw down a whole mess of them in a hurry. drinkability through the roof, supremely refreshing. when the time is right for this beer its just perfect

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz bottle poured into pint.

A- Golden with a nice big white head, classic
S- Yeast with a hint of citrus, pretty faint
T- Doesn't have a strong taste but I didn't expect one, A grainy taste, not a lot of malt and hop presence but its a fairly balanced taste. A bitter aftertaste but its nice.
M- This beer is extremely drinkable, very refreshing and very smooth. Good carbonation, Overall great mouth feel.
O- I bought a variety pack and was least interested in this one because I dont tend to favor this style. But this is an excellent beer, i'm very pleased and will probably get this again.

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

12oz. poured into Stone Pint Glass

A-beautiful crystal clear golden/copper color that bubbles nicely. 1 finger head with minimal lacing.

S- Subtle Earthy grain aroma, hint of citrus

T/M-Tasty, starts off with a malty grain goodness, with a wash of bitterness at the end. great balance and very refreshing. medium body with good carbonation

O-this ia another damn fine beer from GLBC

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,314 ratings