Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by brewdogmrb:
4.3/5 rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Two Brothers is a brewery from the Chicago area that has made a splash here in New York City with its wide range of excellent renditions of many styles of beer, Ale and Lager alike. While this is far from the first of their beers, which range in style from Belgian Farmhouse Ales to this Dortmunder Style Lager, that I've tried, it struck me that Two Brothers has really outdone itself with this, arguably the most humble style it has tackled. Dortmunder style Lagers were amongst the first German Lagers to be consumed en masse in Europe -- a German take on the Czech Pilsen beer, the "Export" Lager version of this beer, at a slightly higher ABV than other varieties, caught on and eventually molded all Lagers from that point on. The Two Brothers version is a crisp and refreshing beer, with all kinds of subtle flavors going on -- spicy, sweet, citrusy, and more. Mostly though, this is one of the most drinkable and tasty beers that I've had in a long time in terms of sheer drinkability. The Dog Days beer is perfect for summer days, where you want your beer to have some real flavor, but you want to drink a lot, and you don't want to be praying for death the next morning. This has all of those qualities, and it pours a beautiful, perfectly carbonated golden color with a big white head and all the smells you could hope for in a beer. An excellent take on an under-investigated style and another winner for Two Brothers.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2008 01:26:15 | More by brewdogmrb
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3.66/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A-Clear yellow, some carbonation and one finger head.
S-Toast, wheat, grass, not getting much, if any, of the caramel malt.
T-Toast and wheat. Here the caramel comes through more. Mild grass and no bitterness.
M-Light, semi dry and semi crisp finish.
O-When cold the beer is enjoyably but as it warms it takes a turn for the worse.
Serving type: can
07-08-2014 15:46:11 | More by rlee1390
3.09/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
$ 2.19/12 oz can at Vintage Estate
Swirl by 08/27/14 can at 40 degrees into a snifter
Aroma – very faint aroma of malt and flowers
Head – average (5 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 8 mm island
Lacing OK – small islands and reefs of small bubbles
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor very delicate, some malt; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation
To me, this seems to have little flavor. The appearance is good although the lacing could be better. Both the aroma and flavor are very light and delicate; to my overloaded IPA-favoring taste buds there are hardly any of either.
Serving type: can
07-08-2014 01:55:11 | More by Ozzylizard
3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Out of the can, the beer has a crisp lager flavor, a hint of grassiness, a light biscuity malt, and then a German herbal hop presence. It dries off leaving a bit of bitterness from the hops.
The body on this is decently light.
The general, the beer is quite lacking in flavor and malt.
Easy drinking, but actually quite disappointing.
Serving type: can
07-06-2014 05:01:25 | More by dar482
Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.