Dortmunder Local Export Lager - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
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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Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Photo of drabmuh
4.08/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mothman
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours 1 finger of white head. Good retention with some lace. Color is a clear straw yellow.

Aroma: Grassy hops, bready malts, some biscuits. A light citrus in the background.

Taste: Bready/biscuity malts. Dry grassy hops. Not much to talk about here.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing. Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry, but clean.

Overall, an easy drinking lager. Very clean and refreshing. I could have more of this.

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Viggo
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a clear yellow, some straw colour, thin white head forms, settles to a medium ring around the glass, some lace spots. Smell is nice, very sweet and malty, grass, floral, lightly toasty, honey, simple but effective. Taste is nice too oats and toast, biscuit, floral, some grassy/hay like hoppiness, honey sweet middle, spicy noble hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. A nice session lager, I enjoyed it.

Photo of WoodBrew
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of jrallen34
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Photo of AgentZero
3/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

Photo of tavernjef
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Holland
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of garymuchow
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Dortmunder Local Export Lager from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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