Full Review

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Dortmunder Gold Lager

Category: Dortmunder

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

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Dortmunder Gold Lager

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.8%
Clear medium light old gold color. Aromas of wheat cracker, romaine heart, tomato paste, and dried lemon with a soft, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, short puffed rice cereal, peanut shell, proofing white bread, and lemon pith finish. A light, malty beer for hot days at the ballpark.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: wheat cracker, romaine heart, tomato paste, and dried lemon
Taste Flavor: puffed rice cereal, peanut shell, proofing white bread, and lemon pith
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hot Dog, Eggplant Parmesan, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light, malty beer for hot days at the ballpark.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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

Dortmunder

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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.