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RATINGS: 1094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This smooth lager strikes a delicate balance between malt and hops in the aroma, palate, finish and body. It has more body and less hops than a Pilsner, and less malt and more hops than a Munich style lager. 30 IBU.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2001
A well made example of the style. Enjoyed it on the premises in Cleveland

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2001
A nice Dortmunder lager but I’ve never been one to jump on the bandwagon of Great Lakes just for the sake of jumping. While its true their beers offer good fresh flavor, I prefer the Select Lager from Great Lakes’ crosstown rival Crooked River. Dortmunder Gold has a good balance of malt and hops and is enjoyable in every way...but is it really worth the higher price? Once they passed the $7.00 mark for a 6-pack I think they started thinking more of their product than they have the right to.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (208) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2001
Really good lager. I usually don’t care much for lagers, but this one is outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2001
Nice smooth creamy mouthfeel. A Great lager. Strong hop and malt presence. Yum!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 10, 2001
it looks like a plain lage but is much more complex. very smooth and hasa nice hop/malt balance. yet another great beer from the folks at great lakes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2001
Holy Cow! A friend and I powered through a six of this while playing music in the backyard and sure wished we had more. I’ve definitely used the word ’balanced’ cavalierly in earlier reviews because this brew defines the word - both a generous malt and a strong hoppy presence - and such a great feel in the mouth. By far the best lager I’ve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 A great beer from one of the best american breweries. They know how to make one hell of a beer over at the great lakes brewery. This has a robust solid flavor to it. It is smooth without being weak. An great beer. Very cool how they managed to balance the malts and hops to come out with a very smooth brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2001
Whereas i didnt care as much for the Eliot Ness, i could drink this one all day. Excellent balance, tasty malt flavor, and nice hop finish. Very easy to drink and went great with dinner. Great aroma and fairly long lasting head. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2001
Rich golden colour; hugely malty, toasty, caramel nose & palate; very big & chewy for the style. Finishes smooth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2001
My first Dortmunder so I don’t have much comparison. A nice hoppy lager though. Nothing too special, but certaintly not a bad everyday beer.


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