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Dortmunder Local Export Lager - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Dortmunder Local Export Lager
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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
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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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

06-23-2012 16:01:41 | More by Hopstout
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-16-2011 15:49:29 | More by richkrull
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djschnabel

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-18-2012 04:18:35 | More by djschnabel
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AgentZero

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pale yellow colored beer with a finger of white head that had moderate retention and lace.

S - Slightly skunked, with bready and grainy malts, bit of grass, and a touch of sweetness.

T - Taste is the same as the nose, slightly skunked and boring.

M - Ligth bodied with moderate carbonation and fairly crisp.

O - An average dortmunder and average beer. Not anything I'd have again. Dortmunder is kind of a boring style, and even for style this is boring.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2011 17:08:08 | More by AgentZero
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p-wagz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-29-2014 01:01:45 | More by p-wagz
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-26-2012 00:52:35 | More by fuzzcherry
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brew pub as part of a taster, 5oz glass...Pours a super clear straw with good retention and lacing...The aroma is downer, super sweet, corn with skunk...The taste is more of the same, lots of skunk, most of the rest is tasteless, just a boring beer. Not a great way to start a taster.

Skip this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2010 03:27:08 | More by jrallen34
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-09-2013 02:20:28 | More by MattXT
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CoryR

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-06-2013 02:54:20 | More by CoryR
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw yellow, with a thin white head that eventually shrinks to a small ring around the outside of the glass, and leaves some lacing.

The smell is sweet, not too far off from Grain Belt if you ask me. I get sweet malt, a grassy character, honey and possibly a toasty character that comes more strongly as it warms.

The taste is better, and a little more in depth. Sweet, toasty, earthy, savory, with a nice hop bite. I'm normally not the biggest lager fan, but Town Hall just has that affect on me.

Light bodied, nice carbonation bite that cuts down on the lack of flavor. Good drinkability.

Another solid Town Hall offering. My girlfriend, not a craft drinker, enjoyed this as well as the Kolsch she had. I have to say this is a solid session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2009 04:14:04 | More by Mistofminn
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A new addition to the lineup, replacing the light version that had transitioned people from Bud. The aroma was a bit cheesy, the colour was clear and orange, and lacey. A light mouthfeel, low hop IBU but a nice bitterness for a melange of Czech and German hops. Very drinkable, though the ratings follow the boldness this is very good for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2008 04:17:25 | More by Sammy
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a clear gold color with a thin white head and poor rentention. Light aroma, some grain present. Has somewhat of a sweet malty aroma. The flavor is sweet, with some hop bitterness at the end. Nicely balanced. Light bodied, refreshing, and with nice drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2009 01:51:46 | More by hardy008
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Where are the reviews for this beer? It has been out for several months. Anyway...

Serving glass: Poured into pint glass from tap.

Appearance: Clear and bright yellow gold with small head.

Smell: Not much. Some grass, sweet fruit and light noble hops.

Taste: Slightly sweet fruity malts, with a nice noble hop counterbalance. Also notes of bread and grass. Finishes somewhat bitter and spicy.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, light to medium body, somewhat dry finish.

Drinkability: Great refreshing beer. Not as bitter as a Pilsner but definitely more punch than a Helles. Pretty good Dortmunder overall.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2009 04:01:43 | More by bsp77
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-25-2013 19:57:42 | More by Gonzoillini
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richj1970

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-23-2013 15:01:25 | More by richj1970
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of their new regular brews.

A - Poured a cloudy, orange amber color with a small, foamy, white head. It left very little lace.

S - It smelled of sweet corn aromas with hints of caramel.

T - It tasted fairly sweet with some corn and caramel malt flavors. It had an interesting spiciness that is not typical of lagers - almost Belgian-like.

M - It was very crisp, sharp and smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - This could serve as a gateway/transition beer for lager lovers. Certainly easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2008 20:01:45 | More by zeff80
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-08-2012 00:51:01 | More by Seefeldt
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-20-2014 22:50:25 | More by carlmoberg
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chgobear

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-01-2012 18:04:13 | More by chgobear
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-19-2013 19:59:02 | More by Herky21
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SweJon

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-12-2012 18:47:40 | More by SweJon
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-13-2013 21:01:29 | More by mmulebarn
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-08-2013 05:06:18 | More by maDUECEgunner
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-09-2013 09:51:24 | More by ahbithwabm
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opwog

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Now listening to: Sufjan Stevens - Chicago

A- golden yellow with large bubble head
S- rice and light hops
T- very much like an average German lager
M- Even though the appearance made me expect a flat and thin beer, I was surprised that this actually had decent body and decent carbonation
D- Mouthfeel wasn't enought to pull this one through. Rather unintersting to have a second.

NOTE: I am assuming that this is the correct listing for what I had. It was simply called Export Lager on the beer list.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2008 08:45:50 | More by opwog
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Dortmunder Local Export Lager from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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