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Dortwunder Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Dortwunder LagerDortwunder Lager

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BA SCORE
80
good

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 27.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alehopman on 07-25-2012)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tyleeis:
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4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

tyleeis, Jan 20, 2013
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Photo of biboergosum
2.69/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

355ml bottle. Minhas by yet another name. Reviewed August 6, 2013, now moved here for historical accuracy (and because I was asked somewhat nicely to do so).

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy and loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves a few streaks of wave splash lace around the glass as it rather quickly bleeds away.

It smells of gritty, grainy pale malt, stale apples, earthy, dead leaf hops, and a slightly medicinal booze warming. The taste is semi-sweet grainy, somewhat raw dough-like bready malt, more mushy, overripe drupe fruitiness, a touch of unflavoured cough medicine, and faint earthy, musty hops.

The carbonation is fairly flaccid and innocuous, if barely supportive, the body an adequate medium weight, and more than a tad pithy, with a plastered on smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the alcohol gaining a certain rubbing 'quality', as the grainy malt duly cedes its perch, and the bland fruitiness maintaining its earlier age statement.

Not getting a lot of the crisp, biscuity notes that one might expect of a true Dortmunder lager. Another at least non-chest-heave inducing Minhas product, but with miles yet to go before attaining any sort of style respectability.

biboergosum, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Kirkury
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Kirkury, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours clear golden yellow with white foam on top. Some bubbles. Rich nose, bright smell. Light citrus too. Light lagery taste with some body. Extra extra sweet - like corn. The taste worsens as more is consumed. Its all off, and not great.

No sir, I did not like it. Perhaps a consult with GLBC on there dortmunder is recommended?

KTCamm, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -11%

Kunstman, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of MrTana
1/5  rDev -70.3%

MrTana, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of A60sburnout
4.08/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Refreshing beer, silly name.

When I saw the Berghoff Dortwunder 12 pack on the shelf, I assumed that the description read, "Dortmunder". Nope. DortWunder. A 'too cutesey' name for a serious beer.

Poured with a nice three-finger head that remained intact for the first few sips, but transformed into some nice lacing.

Once I got past the silly name, I was very impressed by the beer, which is a very good representation of the style. Sweetness of the malt hits the palate first, but is immediately balanced by the hops. Very smooth and drinkable.

I've been a fan of the Berghoff brand (actually a fan of the Minhas (nee Huber ) Brewery) for decades, but it seems that the quality has slipped a bit. Minhas reverses that trend with this offering.

I'm going to enjoy the balance of the 12 pack with friends and definitely look for more.

A winner from Minhas.

A60sburnout, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Sweffin, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mychalg9, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Joefisherman
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Joefisherman, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of doublepneumonia
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

doublepneumonia, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of bicyclesnbeer
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

bicyclesnbeer, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of alehopman
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is the best Berghoff offering in a long time! It has a fantastic golden color and leaves a compact, persistent head. Smell is nice soft floral hop. Taste excels with pure balance coming through. It starts out very malty and goes out with a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is smooth/substantial. This is what I would call a "back in the day" beer; in a good way. Hope Minhas doesn't screw this one up as they have done so many times before. This is one I will buy all summer.

alehopman, Jul 25, 2012
Dortwunder Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.