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RATINGS: 1088   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Volsconti (21) - - MAR 17, 2012
One of the best beers on the market. Smooth, flavorful yet very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rygjones (4) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2012 does not count
I donít want to comment eighty five characters.. just wanted to say it is a personal favorite of mine.. Ohio gold. Stupid comment length requirements piss me off

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KNOFAC (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden with an orange-ish tint. The head is thin and doesnít retain too well. The aroma is fresh apples, maybe a little pear, some orange, and a dash of caramel. It all blends together so well, itís intoxicating. The flavor hits well in all areas. The citrus notes hit your senses first, then the caramel, then finally, a nice clean hop finish that makes itís presence known, but isnít overwhelming. The mouthfeel is light, bordering on medium. This brew is substantial in flavor, but light enough to not leave you bloated after 1 or 2. The ABV is near 6%, which surprises me given the relative lightness in mouthfeel. This brew is very much on point, and easily my favorite to date. My only complaint is that itís just a tad bit heavy on the carbonation side, and thereís not much head to speak of. Other than that, itís just about perfect.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours pale golden with a large white head. Smells of biscuit and mild spicy hops. Taste is a little dry, bread and biscuit, spicy and earthy. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold finishes with a mild earthy bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
roomjosh (2) - Holland, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2003 does not count
The Best Lager I have ever had. Must be drank within 3 months of production

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Itís not surprise this beer has won awards. A great beer with great flavor. One of those beers you could drink several and never get overwhelmed. One of my favorites.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbutler4699 (13) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2000
Great looking beer; fine, long-lasting head, beautiful amber color. I put this in a class with some other great beers - Sam Adams Boston Lager and Crooked River ESB.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2005 Re-Rate:11/17/03 Got more as part of a sampler and like more and more every time.Top 10 for me,for sure! Deep,golden color with a beautiful,white, active head.Thickness makes the heavy carbonation slow and almost unappearent. Great ale-like estery flavors.Huge sugar-sweet front followed with soft,smooth,earthy, malts. The leafy smack of hops in the finish is very appealing. It gets some german malt sweetness in the finish also as it warms. Traveled to the brewery in March, and it tasted even more delicate and delicious draft.Bottle showed more resemblence than I expected. Excellent beer anytime.If not perfect,very near.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2002
I am helpless before good Dortmunder and this is one of the finest. Great big fluffy head over wonderful clear gold. Generous light malt with complex hop interplay, yielding to a sharper finish than other Dorts Iíve tried. Very like Dominion and Victory, but a bit sharper and a measure more tart. Brilliant. PsychProf is to thank for this beauty.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lightman (1) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2005 does not count
This is a fantastic beer, best on tap. Served commonly around Cleveland, itís one that I enjoy often. This and the Christmas Ale are my two favorite Great Lakes brews. Highly recommended.


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