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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
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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: daledeee on 11-22-2010

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
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Photo of Tridement
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Superbohl4
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours clouded (unfiltered) golden with a thin white lasting head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of sweet grain with musty, slightly fruity, yeast.

The taste of sweet grain is balanced by yeast and some mild, non-descript hops.

Sharp carbonation soon settles to make it a smooth drink.

I thought that it was a kellerbier more than a California Common, and it has something macro lager (though it is unfiltered). I think the price point is a bit high for a bomber - I could find beer that is simple and easy-to-drink in a six-pack for just under twice as much. It is easy-to-drink. Wasn't too impressed overall.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After drinking there IPA and APA's i can't drink lighter beers anymore. But it compares well with the style.

Photo of Texasfan549
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bartos
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

opened 1, ended going back and getting three more. These things are truly awesome.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cheesy26
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mersh
2.82/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Maybe just not my style but it didn't really have enough to impress me. Had a very macro taste and feel.

Photo of blackcloud
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satan70
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwenzel019
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerNW
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phocion
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a pint glass. No date, but considering the demand for TG I am sure the bottle is quite fresh. Pours a surprisingly clear straw color with a finger of white head which quickly dissipates to a lasting bubbly crown. Thin but retentive lacing.

Definitely malt-forward. Cracker-like and grainy with a sweet almost DMS-like pilsnery aroma. Quite a bit of honey with just a light, floral and grassy hoppiness with a touch of lemon zest. Light fruity esters as it warms.

Flavor follows the nose. Very sweet, very bready. Slightly dry, bitter finish. Honey and bread dough chased by a bit of grassiness. Yeast and hops take a slightly more aggressive stance as the beer warms, but it still remains malt-forward.

Light-medium bodied and highly carbonated. Dry and fairly clean finish.

I have to admit that this wasn't the beer I was expecting. If rating strictly to style, I would be much more harsh because, well... this isn't a California Common. It neither looks, smells, nor tastes like one. More of a keller/zwickel to be honest. After realizing that this wasn't the amber lager I thought I was pouring, it took me a couple minutes to get into it. Alas, once I reset my expectations, this is actually a rather enjoyable beer. Mellow and light but nuanced and reasonably complex with no noticeable flaws and a well-balanced flavor.

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4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.