Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold is a Dortmunder/Export Lager. I have to admit I passed on picking this up a number of times. I do have a tendency to skip over the lagers at the store, or maybe it was the uninspiring label art. Regardless, it turns out I was quite foolish to pass on this again and again, this is one incredible beer! The smell of this is just like that smell outside of a brewery: hot wet grain. I love that smell and I have caught myself just inhaling the aroma of this beer a few times. The taste reflects the smell, a big/complex malt grain flavor, but still very drinkable. Just enough hops to balance a little. Next time I am grabbing a six pack, maybe a case! Outstanding beer!