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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
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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
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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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

02-01-2014 23:02:04 | More by nmann08
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emerge077

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle from Coffee Grounds, review from written notes.

Light haze, color is a bright pale gold, thin layer of frothy white foam on the surface.
Suspended micro particles of yeast visible in the light.

Clean aroma of yeast and crackery pils malt.

Flavor is mild, light bready malt notes, crisp with a very low level bitterness. Light bodied and it finishes dry and clean. Easily drinkable and deceptively simple. Pretty much how a macro should taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 04:21:55 | More by emerge077
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company Dorothy's New World Lager. "Live Beer, Please Keep Refrigerated." Hand Crafted in Decorah, Iowa. 5.5% alc. by Vol.

Clouded, golden hued, with a bit of snow white head, that starts as something, but ends small and slight.

Aroma: Clean and malty, slightly sweet, certain cereal notes.

Taste: More clean, and plenty crisp. Snappy. Light bodied, lightly malty. A neat little blessing of hops. Just enough. And plenty of yeast to keep my tongue tantalized. I may have said it before, but I'll say it again: I'll always like an unfiltered lager more than a filtered one. Kellerbier, zwickel, whatever you want to call them, they give the flavor filtered lagers don't. Tasty stuff. Good beer, and you can drink it. Nice one, Dorothy.

Hey, wait's the label say? "Named after our founder's grandmother, Dorothy's is our "classic beauty." She is easy going, mild in body and clean in taste. Each sip charms the senses with distinct flavor and refreshing simplicity. Just like Grandma Dorothy, our unfiltered flagship lager is forever dear to our hearts."

Aw…so sweet. Grandma Dorothy would surely be proud.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 03:54:00 | More by feloniousmonk
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mmulebarn (Reddit and BA) for this one.

pours a light fizzy head that pretty quickly, light lacing, semi clear slight hazy lemony straw yellow color.

Nose is quite lager like, a very big doughy malt, fresh raw sour dough and grainy, a big lager yeast aroma, a mild straw and cracker, a nice fruity quality from the yeast, a bit of a grassy hop, lemongrass too, a bit of a cereal too, almost like fruity pebbles.

Taste starts with more malts, again the grainy cracker malt, juicy and toasty at the same time. Bready and doughy, again a bit of raw dough but not as much as the nose. A light fluffy marshmallowy dough malt, with little straw. Lager is light, little fruity with little lemongrass again. Hops eventually make their presence known, little grassy and hint spicy. Finish is dry and mild to fair bitterness, bit crisp too, little lemon cake dough lingering, more fruity lager notes, and plenty of doughy malt flavor with hint sticky. As it warms, a little earthy mineral rock sulfur note comes through.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, soft feeling with lighter but decent carb.

Overall not bad, lots of flavor for a light lager, lots of dough and cracker, straw, etc, and plenty of lager yeast notes but not super crisp like the beer wants to be a big imperial lager but stays soft and light. Enjoyable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 02:57:07 | More by jlindros
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-13-2014 03:08:03 | More by oline73
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

what can you say here, just an all out excellent lager. its hazy and darker than just blonde, maybe light buttery in color, with a viscous white froth of head daily aroused. the nose is bread and cereal grain heavy, definitely robust compared to most. what i like about this the most is that is so flavorful while being distinctly american. it doesn't rely on german malts or czech hops to make it flavorful and interesting, it moves well beyond that, but it still falls nicely into the style guidelines while doing something very different. cereal grain flavor, lots of body, and a gently citrus hop note from about the middle onward. clean finish, lager yeast is richer than most, just such a layered and well done beer, especially for a lager. i could drink this continuously. fuller bodied, lush in feel, refreshing enough but thats not the point here. a great lager, world class in my opinion. well hopped, flavorful, grainy, clean, full.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 01:53:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2014 15:45:01 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-18-2013 08:15:38 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2014 02:27:55 | More by yourefragile
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-13-2013 05:00:10 | More by XmnwildX12
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2014 17:59:10 | More by duceswild
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a growler purchased about 50 hours ago filled at Casonova's in Hudson....still perfectly carbonated..

A-Bright golden colored....hazy...nice fluffy white head..

S-Hay...grains....not real assertive on the nose..

T-Loaded with flavor....very bready and sweet with some light lemony citrus notes....does not remind me of a California Common at all but more like a Kellerbier...I can't keep this in my glass it is so tasty...

M-Perfect....rounded and smooth....perfect weight...not watery at all but not heavy....

O-One of my favorite easy drinking beers of all-time. A keg of this at a summer pool party would be perfect. I could drink this every day for the rest of my life. I really, really like this one.

Serving type: growler

06-19-2013 23:34:52 | More by ZAP
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-12-2013 03:26:29 | More by Duff27
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-14-2013 21:50:59 | More by bsuedekum
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is an inch in height, and recedes slowly into a nice cap of foam. The aroma is of bread, faint toffee, honey and floral hops. It is on the lighter side, but it is still very pleasant. The taste has all the elements of the aroma, but with a little more power. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice beer that I would drink again, but won't seek out again.

Serving type: growler

07-07-2013 19:56:10 | More by KarlHungus
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-21-2013 01:19:10 | More by bpfrush
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-12-2014 00:30:47 | More by eawolff99
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-06-2014 01:01:25 | More by kscaldef
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-17-2014 05:05:35 | More by mattmarka1
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-18-2013 15:38:44 | More by williamjbauer
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-27-2012 22:43:02 | More by jera1350
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birchstick

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at a bottle shop in Madison, WI.

A - pours a clear, pale yellow color with a somewhat creamy head that leaves a modicum of lacing down the side of the glass

S - aroma is a bit faint - I am getting mostly cereal malts and not much else

T - this beer starts off with grain, cereal, and bready malts that hold fast through most of the palate. A small amount of grassy hops come through on the end, but the malts steal the show. Although a big one-dimensional, the malt bill on this beer is pretty solid.

M - creamy and full bodied, really nice body

D - overall, this is a really nicely put together lager / california common. At $5.99 a bomber it's good, but I don't think I would revisit it...maybe on tap.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 23:22:07 | More by birchstick
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-06-2014 22:18:31 | More by KAF
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Omensetter. Pours a mostly clear, pale golden with a medium white head. Aroma is grainy, malty, a little citrus, no hop presence at all. Taste is medium sweet, maybe slightly bitter, a little fruity. Finish lightly sweet, a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. There isn’t a lot going on here but it’s solid.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 12:10:18 | More by jbaker67
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-11-2013 13:12:27 | More by egrace84
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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.