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Dortmunder Local Export Lager - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Light and refreshing German style golden lager brewed with classic German malt, Czech Saaz and American Sterling hops.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 11-20-2008)
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

MITCHELLMPLS, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

bennetj17, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

bigbeers84, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Dialectical, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

primaldiscord, Oct 22, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer arrives a clear golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly leaving nice lacing until the beer is gone. The aroma is of bready, biscuity malt with a hint of grassy hops. The aroma is similar to the taste with a rich bready finish that lingers a moment the cleans up. The mouthfeel is a touch lighter than medium bodied with a velvety texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a good Dortmunder that I will drink again without hesitation.

KarlHungus, Sep 30, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've never been real big on this style, but having one fresh, like this, could change my mind.
Minimal head, but brilliantly clear, golden yellow.
Soft malt aroma, but holding qualities of yeast and malt.
Very nice doughy flavor, with a nice soft hop flavor and periodic little shots of pleasant hop flavor.
Moderate lager size and adequately smooth.
Really enjoyable drink. Worked fine in middle of winter and would at any time.

garymuchow, Jan 22, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Town Hall in August 2009.

Pours a bright yellow with a decent-sized white head. The smell involves some grainy/grassy malt and a bit of German hops. The taste has a slight fruitiness with some pilsner-type hop bitterness. Lots of grain going on in this dortmunder, but in a good way. Light body and moderate carbonation, this was a very refreshing and quaffable beer.

Thorpe429, Oct 01, 2009
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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pint on tap at town hall tap

golden yellow, clear, silky white layer of foam. smell is peanut butter, corn, yeast, grain. taste follows with thankfully less peanut butter. crisp flavorful feel.

top notch lager with a powerful peanut butter smell. A more crisp refined taste, with just a dollop of pb. A-

jimmah120, Apr 15, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

'Bout time I got around to reviewing this sessionable creation. From fresh growler this pours a clear lightened straw gold with lots of carbonation slowly creeping within. A small fluffy white foamy cap sits a top for a bit before slipping aside to a light skim and some sporatic lacing flung about.

Aroma is of musty grasses and grains, oat cereal, English leafy hops, and tender pretzeled bread dough.

Taste is solid and fairly lengthy and tenderly crispy with a bready pretzeled tone mixing with biscuit dough. Sinking musty grassyness and slight medicinal tinting in with its salty pretzel side. Hops are breezed in well with grasses leafyness. Leaves a fairly long impression on the palate.

Solid medium body, clean, round, firm, and bready with a smooth tender snappy tang that's definately drinkable. Much like everything else at Town Hall! Growler gone now and feeling good and feeling full.

tavernjef, Mar 30, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love me a good lager. Beer served in a shaker pint on draft at Town hall. Beer is yellow and completely clear. Heavily carbonated and forms a one finger white head of medium bubbles. Head doesn't leave any lacing on the glass to speak of. Looks good.

Aroma is a little grainy but good. Mild refreshing.

Its great drinking a nice wet refreshing lager on a hot summer day in Minnesota. Beer is light in body and quite smooth and nice. Minimal aftertaste, nice grainy feel to it without bad bitterness from the beer overall and all around. I really enjoy these bigger lagers. I kind of wish it was at 4% so I could drink 10 of them but oh well.

drabmuh, Jun 23, 2010
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4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought the Dortmunder Lager was quite nice. The appearance was a golden clear with thin white head that laced. The smell included hop and grain somewhat like a pilsner. The taste was bolstered by the Saaz hops used and was quite good. The beer was nicely balanced with malt and hop. Definitely a nice session lager and was very easy to drink.

WoodBrew, Sep 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

tvv375ia, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

mellowmark, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

mhaugo, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

HoistinBrews, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

fredmugs, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

t0rin0, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

DaveMiller, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Localdrinklax, Apr 01, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery; served in a 10oz straight-sided tulip.

Extremely clear light gold/metallic liquid topped by a lasting ivory collar.

Clean, pure, malt aroma with grassy/earthy noble hop notes and no off notes.

The favor closely follows the nose, the hops (Saaz and Sterling) contributing a lovely low spicy flavor and a lasting gentle bitterness to offset the malt. Perfectly lagered with a slightly mineral, dry, yet malty finish.

Light, brisk, smooth, glassy mouth-feel.

A well made lager brewed with care rather than provided as an afterthought for patrons who cluelessly request "something light." Refreshing on this surprisingly hot day...

augustgarage, Jun 05, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden amber, with a two-finger head, and a clean, crisp, bubbly body. Looks like a pilsner.

S: Very crisp and fresh. Some light grassy notes with some hop tartness.

T: Some lemon crispness, light hops, apple skin, and mild malts. Very refreshing, but nothing special; true to the style.

M: Bubbly, well-balanced, with a little tartness. A tad too light.

An easy drinking lager. Nothing more, nothing less.

Heavenisbeer, Dec 27, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: golden clear color with solid head that left after I drank it away. Could have better retention, but does stick to glass nicely.

S: smells of grains all over the place. Nice! Some hop smell, but not much.

T: the bready taste is wonderful, along with the malt and some bitter hops.

M: a bit too smooth for my liking for the style, but it's pretty good. light to medium body with medium-low carbonation.

O: good beer, but not my style. It was a part of their mainstay sampler, so here I am drinking it and enjoying.

Holland, Nov 13, 2011
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Dortmunder Local Export Lager from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.