Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

3,250 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into 8 oz taster. From a 12-bottle taster pack. 2 months prior to expiration.

Appearance- Golden, on the darker, richer side of Golden. Clearly there is a bit of caramel malt in play here. Finger of foam that dissipate in less than a minute. Sharp, tight carbonation.

Smell- Toast with a touch of sour.

Taste- There we go. Everything balances out there, just a pinch of tartness (middle of the tongue) quickly washed over with a creamy, malty caramel- not as sweet as an amber, the hops still dominate (especially for a lager). Style-wise this is on point. Delicious. Aftertaste of fresh country bread with roasted crust.

Mouthfeel- much larger than the beer would indicate. Keeps your mouth interested.

Overall- Waited too long to try this delicious beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> snifter glass

A - This offering pours up a nice medium gold/amber. There is an initial two inch fluffy head that diminishes into a thin retention layer with elaborate spotty lacing.

S - the nose is very subtle. I mostly get a cereal smell.

T - Very malt forward with a well balanced dry hoppy finish. Very pleasing taste!!

M - nice feel, good carbonation, not much of an aftertaste.

O - This is why no one should ever thumb their nose at lagers.

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

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co. is the first brew I've properly reviewed on here,but certainly not my first by them. Those will get their own reviews in due time. This is the second "plain ol' lager" I've experienced in the craft realm. Here we go: Poured from the bottle into a glass, this baby's got a moderately thick, off-white head that doesn't seem like it plans on leaving anytime soon. And that's fine with me. Great lacing, too.

Smell is mostly malt, not much roasted malt though. Maybe a dash of earthiness, too.

Taste is somewhat comparable to a Budweiser, believe it or not. But richer and more satisfying. Clean finish to the rich malt taste. Which is not to say it's TOO rich. Awesome balance of richness and crispness is more like it.

Mouthfeel matches the taste, earning it a high-ranking 4.5/5

4.5 overall. This would be a great anytime, go-to lager for craft enthusiasts or those crossing over . Pretty much any food would go well with this brew. I will certainly buy this liquid gold again!

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Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 3,250 ratings.
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