Dortmunder Local Export Lager | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light and refreshing German style golden lager brewed with classic German malt, Czech Saaz and American Sterling hops.

Added by Sammy on 11-20-2008

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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 26
5/5  rDev +33%

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4.92/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Probably my go-to summer beer. Amazingly delicious, refreshing, and under-appreciated, and at one of the most affordable prices out there.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of KarlHungus
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer arrives a clear golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly leaving nice lacing until the beer is gone. The aroma is of bready, biscuity malt with a hint of grassy hops. The aroma is similar to the taste with a rich bready finish that lingers a moment the cleans up. The mouthfeel is a touch lighter than medium bodied with a velvety texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a good Dortmunder that I will drink again without hesitation.

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4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've never been real big on this style, but having one fresh, like this, could change my mind.
Minimal head, but brilliantly clear, golden yellow.
Soft malt aroma, but holding qualities of yeast and malt.
Very nice doughy flavor, with a nice soft hop flavor and periodic little shots of pleasant hop flavor.
Moderate lager size and adequately smooth.
Really enjoyable drink. Worked fine in middle of winter and would at any time.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Town Hall in August 2009.

Pours a bright yellow with a decent-sized white head. The smell involves some grainy/grassy malt and a bit of German hops. The taste has a slight fruitiness with some pilsner-type hop bitterness. Lots of grain going on in this dortmunder, but in a good way. Light body and moderate carbonation, this was a very refreshing and quaffable beer.

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4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pint on tap at town hall tap

golden yellow, clear, silky white layer of foam. smell is peanut butter, corn, yeast, grain. taste follows with thankfully less peanut butter. crisp flavorful feel.

top notch lager with a powerful peanut butter smell. A more crisp refined taste, with just a dollop of pb. A-

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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

'Bout time I got around to reviewing this sessionable creation. From fresh growler this pours a clear lightened straw gold with lots of carbonation slowly creeping within. A small fluffy white foamy cap sits a top for a bit before slipping aside to a light skim and some sporatic lacing flung about.

Aroma is of musty grasses and grains, oat cereal, English leafy hops, and tender pretzeled bread dough.

Taste is solid and fairly lengthy and tenderly crispy with a bready pretzeled tone mixing with biscuit dough. Sinking musty grassyness and slight medicinal tinting in with its salty pretzel side. Hops are breezed in well with grasses leafyness. Leaves a fairly long impression on the palate.

Solid medium body, clean, round, firm, and bready with a smooth tender snappy tang that's definately drinkable. Much like everything else at Town Hall! Growler gone now and feeling good and feeling full.

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4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drabmuh
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love me a good lager. Beer served in a shaker pint on draft at Town hall. Beer is yellow and completely clear. Heavily carbonated and forms a one finger white head of medium bubbles. Head doesn't leave any lacing on the glass to speak of. Looks good.

Aroma is a little grainy but good. Mild refreshing.

Its great drinking a nice wet refreshing lager on a hot summer day in Minnesota. Beer is light in body and quite smooth and nice. Minimal aftertaste, nice grainy feel to it without bad bitterness from the beer overall and all around. I really enjoy these bigger lagers. I kind of wish it was at 4% so I could drink 10 of them but oh well.

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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought the Dortmunder Lager was quite nice. The appearance was a golden clear with thin white head that laced. The smell included hop and grain somewhat like a pilsner. The taste was bolstered by the Saaz hops used and was quite good. The beer was nicely balanced with malt and hop. Definitely a nice session lager and was very easy to drink.

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4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not overly familiar with the style although I love Great Lakes' Dortmunder Gold. This one has similar qualities - basically a malty golden lager with a bit more body than a german pilsner but not as deep in flavor as a Marzen or a Vienna Lager. Still very flavorful though with the clean yet sweet breadiness and a clean balanced finish.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Dortmunder Local Export Lager from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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