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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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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | 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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Reviews by zeledonia:
Photo of zeledonia


3.89/5  rDev +4.9%

Tasted 1 March 2014.

Pours a hazy pale sunny yellow. One finger of white head, decent retention, okay lacing. A sparse column of bubbles rising up.

Smell is faintly grainy with the corny sweetness typical of many pale lagers. But it's varied and pleasant, with subtle depth and delicately rounded edges.

Taste is really nice. Starts out with thin grains and a light syrupy sweetness, then drifts slowly towards a clean finish. Could use a bit of bitter to balance it, as it is at times overly sweet. But I like it.

Feel is good. Medium-light body, low fizzy carbonation. Could use some more buzz as a contrast to the sweetness.

I'm not a huge fan of pale lagers. But this one is far better than most. It's bright, flavorful, and clean. Excellent.

03-02-2014 03:29:43 | More by zeledonia
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-05-2014 01:57:45 | More by Schlais
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-14-2014 20:44:27 | More by SkiBum22
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-15-2013 22:50:42 | More by NWer
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-01-2014 04:25:07 | More by 77apm
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-15-2013 04:44:05 | More by Dbrulet
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-21-2013 01:19:10 | More by bpfrush
Photo of MattyG85


4.05/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

05-20-2014 05:08:52 | More by MattyG85
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-18-2013 15:38:44 | More by williamjbauer
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New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

08-30-2014 15:31:55 | More by acurtis
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-02-2013 18:16:12 | More by roostor07
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

11-10-2013 21:58:21 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
Photo of alphagnome


3.95/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

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

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.

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

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!

02-11-2014 01:00:00 | More by alphagnome
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

3.6/5  rDev -3%

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.

05-21-2013 01:11:53 | More by SpeedwayJim
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

08-28-2014 13:30:36 | More by huskermike12
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-13-2014 04:05:08 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-07-2013 20:56:01 | More by markcp
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

12-31-2012 16:19:45 | More by djschnabel
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

07-16-2014 23:57:00 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-21-2013 23:45:54 | More by Brocklanders34
Photo of bashiba


3.53/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

02-26-2012 15:51:03 | More by bashiba
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-23-2014 02:54:43 | More by Fr0stb1te
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-17-2014 16:17:25 | More by Kmlund
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-20-2014 13:33:18 | More by CrummyLuke
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-04-2013 18:33:19 | More by runwild99
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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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