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

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Added by stirgy on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,256
Reviews:
1,131
Ratings:
3,366
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
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200
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Ratings: 3,366 |  Reviews: 1,131
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

Photo of Riik3
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It comes in a clear copper color with a tight foamy white head. Fairly good retention, as the head does die after a minute, but leaves a solid film that leaves plenty of lacing behind.

It smells like tart red apple, toasted bread, some honey, and lightly grassy hops.

The taste follows the nose. Toast and honey lead the way upfront, with some floral hop action. Hints of vanilla in there as well. Tart red apple and pear are quite prominent. A solid grassy bitterness provides balance, but the emphasis leans decidedly toward the malt. It tastes a lot like their Märzen, albeit less sweet, or with more hop balance.

It's well-carbonated, smooth, slightly creamy, and fairly clean and crisp. There's just a touch of residual sweetness.

Overall, it's perhaps a touch more sweet than I prefer, but I like it a lot more than their Märzen. It's pretty darn well made, actually. I could probably crush a few cold pints of this in the summertime.

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

Photo of BlueTomorrow
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jasadewi
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark golden color.
S: Bready malt notes.
T: Taste follows the nose, with maybe a hint of spicier hops.
M: Light to medium bodied.
O: I liked this beer, but didn't love it.

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Photo of Duncian
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of rickklein9
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven’t really sampled many Dortmunders but this one looks pretty nice, dark golden and see through with a nice head. This beer almost has the scent of a Euro pale, malt and Euro hops I’d call it. This has a flavor all it’s own. There is bready malts and spice/mineral highlights and a bitter edge yet sweetness to the follow through. The bready flavor sticking to the palate. Medium/thin with medium carbonation. Similar to a pils, I like this brew.

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Photo of cansay27
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmac99
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had. This beer put Cleveland on the map for craft beer and there is now a vibrant beer scene there. Make it a point to try this one if you have not already.

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Photo of Psquared93
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnieB71
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic example of the style.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Label Best By Date is '02/28/18'.
Pale gold colored body, clear. Half finger head settles to thin ring and scattered islands. No lacing.
Aroma is bready malts, with sweeter hop notes.
Taste is bready malts, accented by spicy hops, and sweet caramel/honey.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Crisp and refreshing.
A very easy drinking lager, that exudes good aroma and appropriate flavor.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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