Although I’m about 50 miles as the crow flies (can’t confirm, haven’t seen any crows) from Cleveland, OH (can I get a shout out from my Rock Creek peeps?!?!) I saw the Great Lakes Brewing sample 12-pack in the local market and picked it up faster than you can say “the nearest Starbucks is *how* far?”.
First up is the Dortmunder Gold. Before cheating and looking at the Great Lakes Brewing site, I had a feeling that this beer got it’s name from a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival. How, you ask, was I so prescient? Behold:
OK, enough blathering Chris, how was the beer? I like it.
OK, you want some details. Here they are from the source:
- Description: A smooth lager that strikes a delicate balance between sweet malt and dry hop flavors.
- ABV: 5.8%
- ABW: 4.3%
- IBU: 30
Ratebeer.com shows it in the 88th percentile with a rating: 4.23/5 with 423 ratings. I’d definitely drink this again–and likely will since I have two more in the sample pack. I leave you with a couple more pics:
[tags]beer,great lakes brewing,dortmunder,cleveland[/tags]