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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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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-12-2012 07:26:11 | More by tvv375ia
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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: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed at Apgar CG, Glacier National Park, MT. Full notes taken to phone while out of service area.

A- 22oz bottled pours into a goblet with a bright golden body that has a bit of a haze to it. A frothy white head forms to one finger with decent retention before dissipating to a ring. Bubbly ring leaves spotty lace.

S- Clean and simple just as the bottle suggests. Mild lager yeast character of fresh yeast bread and slight fruity esters. Pale cracked grain sweetness.

T- Pretty much follows the nose as I might suspect in milder brews. Cracker and biscuit malts with a slight sweetness. Yeast contributes apple esters, bread and general light fruits. A light dose of spicy, herbal hops round it all out.

MF- The body is on the light end but has a silky, foamy texture that is key to beefing it up a bit and keeping it out of watery territory. Carbonation overall is at a medium-high level. Just a light hop bitterness on the back end.

Delivers what it says it does. A mild lager that still brings plenty of flavor to the palate and is clean of any off flavors. Nice after having so many IPAs and hop soaked brews.

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Crap, I have to follow Stevedores review. He is such a wanksta, but in a good way

A- Probably lighter that pilsner, Ill go different here, light yellow 45mw light bulb in color. Glow light honey, straw wheat in color. Light head with medium cloud white lacing that has very slow legs.

S- Slight lemon, barley, hay, watery void, but a nice nose for a lager with what we have large scale domestically. There is a sweet smell to this, probably similar to honey.

T- Very well balanced with the barley, lemon and nice amount of smooth carb feel that has to do with the watery carb finish. If this were the Budweiser in ball parks, I would drink it from warm-ups to final call.

M- Very smooth for a lager. Not much carb interruption at all. Somewhat creamy going down. I was cornfused with TG doing a lager, but they have no boundaries.

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650ml bottle of the recent delivery. Poured into a gold Toppling Goliath chalice 7/11/2014.

A- Proper glassware and a clear, beautiful straw yellow body that I have come to expect from lagers. So refreshing in appearance, I don't think I even need to drink this to satiate my thirst. Two finger white head that fades fairly quickly into a fairly substantial film that sticks for a while. Some lacing.

S- Freshly baked wheat bread, biscuits drizzled in honey. This smells very much the part of a California Common. Very good display of malt, clean nose albeit not particularly complex. But appealing nonetheless.

F- Just like the nose, but sweeter on the bread side. Wheat bread straight out of the oven, chopped up and served up with a drizzle or two of honey and some yeast- spices, perhaps coriander. For the most part, it fits the style. Not much razzle-dazzle but clean and well-done.

M- Medium in body, well carbonated and very refreshing. No off-flavours are allowing me to just drink this beer as quickly or as slowly as I like. I really enjoy the substantial but soft mouthfeel that Toppling Goliath seems to also deliver with their pale ales.

O- Nothing flashy, but sturdy and very well-done. At $5 a bomber, its still 23 cents an ounce that equates to $16.50 for a six-pack. C'mon TG, start bottling in smal format already! So while this was worth trying the one time, I probably won't be buying this again, at least not for a while.

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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.