Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Yes, it's known for winning medals worldwide. But locally, it's known as "Dort," our flagship lager that humbly maintains its smooth, balanced (and charmingly unpretentious) ways.

A smooth, award-winning (and deceptively unassuming) balance of sweet malt and dry hop flavors.

World Beer Championships
16-Time Medal Winner Since 1994 (World Champion, Gold, Silver)

Great American Beer Festival Awards
1990 Gold Medal Winner

Added by stirgy on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,519
Reviews:
1,134
Ratings:
3,384
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
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202
Gots:
756
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,384 |  Reviews: 1,134
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

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

Photo of BilleGibbons
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out gold with nice head. Great lager taste with sweet medium body feel. Could drink any time of year. Great beer.

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Photo of Lanoke12
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottled 1/9/18.
Golden amber (brass+copper) with moderate, persistent white head & lacing.

Smells of apple juice,grape juice, golden bread dough (lightly sweet), light floral & wet grass hop aroma.

Taste follows nose, but with the bready aspects more predominate. Finishes with a light touch of lingering dryish bitterness.

Medium, smooth feel, with soft , fine carbonation on the finish.

Overall quite enjoyable. A touch sweeter than I usually want, but as an occasional break , quite nice. I could see getting this every so often, as a break from my usual hoppy fare.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to pilsner glass. Honey gold in color with a few fingers of foam. Aroma is nice and bready, warm, crusty bread and floral and grassy hops. Flavor is quite fantastic and complex, with bready malt, grain, honey, biscuit, floral and grassy hops competing for attention. Finish is a bit zippy, and dries on the tongue.

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

Bottle from Giant. Nice rich golden color, clear, initial foamy head fades to skin. Nice grainy, grassy aroma, hay. Taste even moreso, smooth, grains prevalent, slightly sweet, Beautiful malty flavors, a bit sticky, which coast the tongue and makes the flavors linger. Nice!

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,384 ratings