Great Lakes Brewing Company Dortmunder Gold Lager
What the brewers say
A classic balance of sweet malt and dry hop flavors.
What our panel thought
Yes! Rich malt depth with hints of dried fruit, toffee, and jasmine. Slightly spicy hop bitterness balances perfectly. Very clean finish with enough body for a nice drinking experience. Something a bit beyond light lager, but still has all-day barbeque drinkability.
What our editors thought
Bread crust with a hint of musky citrus peel on the nose—earthy and rich despite its lightness. In the sip, bready malt notes delineate a toasty through line, unobscured by hops of any particular character, but reinforced by a soft general bitterness. Confident and strong.