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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: 222
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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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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


3.79/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

06-09-2013 04:21:55 | More by emerge077
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3.84/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

12-25-2013 03:54:00 | More by feloniousmonk
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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

12-15-2013 02:57:07 | More by jlindros
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4.21/5  rDev +13.5%

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.

01-08-2014 01:53:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-13-2014 03:08:03 | More by oline73
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2014 15:45:01 | More by mendvicdog
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-13-2013 05:00:10 | More by XmnwildX12
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-18-2013 08:15:38 | More by beernads
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2014 02:27:55 | More by yourefragile
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2014 17:59:10 | More by duceswild
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-13-2014 04:05:08 | More by Gonzoillini
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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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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-12-2014 20:41:13 | More by iL0VEbeer
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-06-2014 22:18:31 | More by KAF
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-14-2013 21:50:59 | More by bsuedekum
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4.7/5  rDev +26.7%

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.

06-19-2013 23:34:52 | More by ZAP
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-12-2013 03:26:29 | More by Duff27
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3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

07-07-2013 19:56:10 | More by KarlHungus
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-12-2014 00:30:47 | More by eawolff99
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-21-2013 01:19:10 | More by bpfrush
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-17-2014 05:05:35 | More by mattmarka1
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-06-2014 01:01:25 | More by kscaldef
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3.78/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

07-14-2014 04:53:55 | More by cbutova
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-18-2013 15:38:44 | More by williamjbauer
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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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