1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Dog Days Dortmunder Style LagerDog Days Dortmunder Style Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

353 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 353
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 08-04-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 353 | Reviews: 146 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brewdogmrb:
Photo of brewdogmrb
brewdogmrb

New York

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
More User Reviews:
Photo of cjgator3
cjgator3

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -29%

07-30-2014 02:11:51 | More by cjgator3
Photo of Tigerpaw75
Tigerpaw75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-26-2014 22:01:56 | More by Tigerpaw75
Photo of billybadger
billybadger

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

07-26-2014 20:49:55 | More by billybadger
Photo of Rosstheboss
Rosstheboss

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-25-2014 01:29:17 | More by Rosstheboss
Photo of Roos
Roos

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-22-2014 22:48:15 | More by Roos
Photo of paulish
paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-20-2014 21:49:07 | More by paulish
Photo of CreedeSon
CreedeSon

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-19-2014 12:39:16 | More by CreedeSon
Photo of Sheepdog2169
Sheepdog2169

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-17-2014 22:31:21 | More by Sheepdog2169
Photo of GOBLIN
GOBLIN

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-17-2014 21:00:25 | More by GOBLIN
Photo of reitzbrewing
reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-17-2014 00:49:37 | More by reitzbrewing
Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
offthelevel_bytheplumb

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-13-2014 15:13:04 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
Photo of slipperysoup
slipperysoup

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

07-10-2014 22:23:56 | More by slipperysoup
Photo of heliocopter
heliocopter

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-10-2014 12:26:36 | More by heliocopter
Photo of Chucker17
Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-09-2014 17:24:33 | More by Chucker17
Photo of rlee1390
rlee1390

Indiana

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
Photo of Ozzylizard
Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of dar482
dar482

New York

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
Photo of Ursch79
Ursch79

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-04-2014 18:49:29 | More by Ursch79
Photo of Canada_Dan
Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-01-2014 16:16:13 | More by Canada_Dan
Photo of 319Hawksfan
319Hawksfan


3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-30-2014 03:05:26 | More by 319Hawksfan
Photo of Pestin
Pestin

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-27-2014 20:16:22 | More by Pestin
Photo of dcall384
dcall384

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-25-2014 17:51:20 | More by dcall384
Photo of bcos09
bcos09

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-24-2014 00:08:45 | More by bcos09
Photo of Roxyfire
Roxyfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

06-23-2014 13:43:15 | More by Roxyfire
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.