Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.06/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: European Export / Dortmunder

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,243
Reviews:
1,131
Ratings:
3,366
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
201
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743
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 3,366 |  Reviews: 1,131
Photo of Prankk
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle. I have REALLY been looking forward to trying this. It has eluded me for literally a decade. Haphazardly got to try it and was a bit disappointed. It's pretty tasty. Richer, and deeper in color and sweetness than expected. Overall though, I thought it was merely a good beer. This rather high consensus rating I think is Beeradvocate users' universal approval of the Great Lakes brand.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice lager, well-balanced and flavorful. Nice golden color with a little head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of malt, grain, caramel and just a little hops. Tastes of malt, corn, grain, caramel and some nice slightly bitter herbal hops. Smooth mild mouthfeel, great carbonation.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msbuffy
4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not your typical lager, but excellent. Caught me by surprise. Try it and enjoy!

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Photo of moundbz
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexc11
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We stopped off in Akron in our way to Nashville for dinner and took the opportunity to try out local Ohio beer. I chose this one and didn't regret it. Nice golden color with a muted lace. Faint caramel and malt aroma accompanied with healthy carbonation. Not overly biiter. It's a strong beer at 5.8% but quite balanced. Anyway an overall crisp and very good beer that I think meets the requirement of a Dortmund. Please forgive the 'curt' review as I'm writing this in the restaurant.

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Photo of bixby1971
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaten454
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danielblue3825
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewTheBrew
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanielBeard
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a clear amber with a thin head that disperses quickly.

Smell: Earthy, herbal scent. Not strong, but noticeable and pleasant.

Taste: Tastes like one would imagine the ideal beer in a world without IPAs. It's remarkably balanced.

Overall: This is one of the most balanced lagers I've ever come across. It's drinkable and tastes great for what it is. If you're looking for a break from the hoppiness of IPAs, or it's a summer day and you want something tasty and drinkable, you can't do much better. This beer has no real weaknesses.

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Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EMV
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden amber pour. 2 fingers of fluffy white head leave a great rim of lacing.

S: Sweet toasted malts and noble hops.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet lightly toasted malts/grains. Honey. Mild bitterness from the noble hops. Grassy and very light citrus. Crisp and clean. Light bodied with solid carbonation.

O: A very solid German-style Lager. Crisp and drinkable... clean with great flavor. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice golden orange color, poured with minimal head lasting only seconds. Sweet malty and fruit aroma. Nice taste with mostly a touch of sweet fruit. A thin mouthfeel and extremely easy to drink. Overall an excellent beer that's session capable and worthy. Thanks to my buddy Mike for this one. Best By:05/26/18

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keshinko
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Half-full
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of raylpendleton
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vheissu15
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,366 ratings