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Dorothy's New World Lager - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Dorothy's New World LagerDorothy's New World Lager

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BA SCORE
84
good

252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Mildly hopped, light in color and body, and clean to the taste, this california common-style lager drinks easy. Each sip charms the senses with distinct flavor and refreshing simplicity, delivering a smooth finish. Dorothy is truly the “Classic Beauty.”

11 IBU

(Beer added by: daledeee on 11-22-2010)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and fairly hazy straw golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A bready and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with good hints of grains and biscuit. Pale malt with hints of bready biscuit, grains, straw, cracker, and yeast. Fairly earthy with some hints of grassy hops. Zesty hints of lemon fruit. A nicely crisp and bready light lager aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp, bready, and fairly sweet malt forward taste with good notes of grains and biscuit. Upfront pale malt with notes of grains, biscuit, cereal, wheat, straw, cracker, and lager yeast. Earthy hop background with notes of grass. Citrus fruit notes of lemon. A pretty solid light lager taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and very smooth with a fairly dry finish.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a light pale lager style. Nice crisp grainy malt notes with some light citrus notes.

MattyG85, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Griffith, Aug 31, 2014
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Crystal clear golden hue, crowned with a rather dismal head that fades to a small ring within seconds of pouring. Nice, steady streams of carbonation gracefully drift upward.

Aroma:
Sweet, fresh grains fill the nose with a light lemon tinge. Simple, but very nice.

Taste:
Just as sweet and simple as the aroma. Light, grassy hop bite right up front hits briefly before fresh, lightly toasted biscuits and lemon zest trickle in. Light doughy character and table sugar round off the finish with a tasty, sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Light body - Clean, crisp, perfectly carbonated, and highly refreshing.

Overall:
This being my first encounter with this style, I wasn't sure what to expect. That said, the end of my only bottle had me wishing I had purchased more. It's delicious! Incredibly refreshing and easy to drink make this inoffensive beer a must have!

alphagnome, Feb 11, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Kyle for this one. Just right for a muggy, hot spring day. 22oz. bottle into a pint glass. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a coarse, 1 finger white head with poor retention. Beer is a clear pale lemon that reveals ample carbonation. Minimal lace. Average.

Nose is lightly malty with some grains. Sweet. Minimally aromatic but pretty refreshing.

Opens sweet with a big malty body. Some graininess in the middle with just the slightest touch of hop bite at the end. Finishes with some corn and grain. Same sweetness in the aftertaste. Solid for the style.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly, light, and refreshing in the mouth and goes down quenching and aggressive. Finishes slightly messy with a filmy, slightly lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable.

A simple beer overall but given the right moment, there's nothing better. Not much to think about. Just quenching, enjoyable, and very very refreshing.

SpeedwayJim, May 21, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Small white head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Pilsner malt. Mild spicy hop. Malty more than hoppy.

Taste - The slightest bit of an earthy and spicy hop. Pilsner malt lends quite a bit of sweetness. Very little hop bite.

Mouthfeel - Pretty crisp and light. Well carbonated.

Overall - Pretty flavorful for a lager. Very malty though. I'd like a little bit of hop bite.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouredd a clean yellow,with a light white head.
The smell is light and clean with a touch of grassy hops.

The flavor is clean with light bit of lemony and grassy hops, a touch of light bready grain.

Light and zippy mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Easy to drink and no real flaws, but nothing compelling about it either.

bashiba, Feb 26, 2012
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Clear yellow with a brief fizzy head. No retention or lacing.

Mildly fruity and grassy aromas. White grapes.

Clean grassy and white fruit flavors. Lightly hopped.

Crisp, clean, light mouthfeel. Very refreshing.

A simple beer but executed without flaw. Extremely drinkable.

Vonerichs, Sep 18, 2014
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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.