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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Dortmunder Gold Lager

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.8%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Dortmunder Gold Lager

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.8%
Light deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of mango-peach pastry, toasted lemon herb muffin, and sweet peas with a supple, racy, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, involved, long peppered nuts, melon, rapini, and dark chocolate finish. A robust American take on the classic German style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Malty, Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: mango-peach pastry, toasted lemon herb muffin, and sweet peas
Taste Flavor: peppered nuts, melon, rapini, and dark chocolate
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Duck Empanadas, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust American take on the classic German style.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The Producer
2516 Market St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
USA
1 216-771-4404

Their Portfolio

91 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Dortmunder Gold Lager 5.8% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Eliot Ness Amber Lager 6.1% (USA)
91 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Commodore Perry IPA 7.7% (USA)
92 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Chillwave Double IPA 9% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Hop by Numbers IPA 7.2% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oats Macdonald Pale Ale 5.7% (USA)
89 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Gose 4.4% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Lightkeeper Blonde Ale 6.6% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oktoberfest 6.5% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2016 Barrel Aged Tripel Dog Dare Ale 9.5% (USA)
85 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2016 Barrel Aged Alberta Clipper Flavored Porter 7.5% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Blackout Imperial Stout 10.5% (USA)
89 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter 9% (USA)
92 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Christmas Ale 7.5% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2016 Barrel Aged Christmas Ale 7.5% (USA)
95 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Barleywine 7.5% (USA)
84 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 6% (USA)
85 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Ohio City Oatmeal Stout 5.4% (USA)
90 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Blackout Imperial Stout 9% (USA)
90 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Turntable Pils 5.4% (USA)
88 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Conway’s Irish Ale 6.3% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Hop Madness Double IPA 9% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burning River Pale Ale 6% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Holy Moses White Ale 5.4% (USA)
92 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cloud Cutter Ale 5.1% (USA)

Dortmunder

Beer Glass Pilsner Amber.jpg
Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Dortmunders are straw to pale gold in color and range in alcohol from 5-6%. These beers are well-balanced, smooth and refreshing, and tend to be stronger and fuller than other pale lagers or Munich Helles styles. They may also be a shade darker and a touch hoppier. The style originated from the city of Dortmund in northern Germany. The "export" appendage refers to the fact that dortmunder beers were exported to surrounding regions. Today the term “dortmunder” widely refers to stronger lagers brewed for export, though not necessarily from Dortmund. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes dortmunder Gold, DAB Original, Three Floyds Jinx Proof and Berghoff DortWunder Lager.