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Dortmunder Local Export Lager | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
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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2.25/5  rDev -40%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pale yellow colored beer with a finger of white head that had moderate retention and lace.

S - Slightly skunked, with bready and grainy malts, bit of grass, and a touch of sweetness.

T - Taste is the same as the nose, slightly skunked and boring.

M - Ligth bodied with moderate carbonation and fairly crisp.

O - An average dortmunder and average beer. Not anything I'd have again. Dortmunder is kind of a boring style, and even for style this is boring.

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brew pub as part of a taster, 5oz glass...Pours a super clear straw with good retention and lacing...The aroma is downer, super sweet, corn with skunk...The taste is more of the same, lots of skunk, most of the rest is tasteless, just a boring beer. Not a great way to start a taster.

Skip this beer.

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3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw yellow, with a thin white head that eventually shrinks to a small ring around the outside of the glass, and leaves some lacing.

The smell is sweet, not too far off from Grain Belt if you ask me. I get sweet malt, a grassy character, honey and possibly a toasty character that comes more strongly as it warms.

The taste is better, and a little more in depth. Sweet, toasty, earthy, savory, with a nice hop bite. I'm normally not the biggest lager fan, but Town Hall just has that affect on me.

Light bodied, nice carbonation bite that cuts down on the lack of flavor. Good drinkability.

Another solid Town Hall offering. My girlfriend, not a craft drinker, enjoyed this as well as the Kolsch she had. I have to say this is a solid session beer.

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3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A new addition to the lineup, replacing the light version that had transitioned people from Bud. The aroma was a bit cheesy, the colour was clear and orange, and lacey. A light mouthfeel, low hop IBU but a nice bitterness for a melange of Czech and German hops. Very drinkable, though the ratings follow the boldness this is very good for the style.

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3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a clear gold color with a thin white head and poor rentention. Light aroma, some grain present. Has somewhat of a sweet malty aroma. The flavor is sweet, with some hop bitterness at the end. Nicely balanced. Light bodied, refreshing, and with nice drinkability.

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Where are the reviews for this beer? It has been out for several months. Anyway...

Serving glass: Poured into pint glass from tap.

Appearance: Clear and bright yellow gold with small head.

Smell: Not much. Some grass, sweet fruit and light noble hops.

Taste: Slightly sweet fruity malts, with a nice noble hop counterbalance. Also notes of bread and grass. Finishes somewhat bitter and spicy.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, light to medium body, somewhat dry finish.

Drinkability: Great refreshing beer. Not as bitter as a Pilsner but definitely more punch than a Helles. Pretty good Dortmunder overall.

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of their new regular brews.

A - Poured a cloudy, orange amber color with a small, foamy, white head. It left very little lace.

S - It smelled of sweet corn aromas with hints of caramel.

T - It tasted fairly sweet with some corn and caramel malt flavors. It had an interesting spiciness that is not typical of lagers - almost Belgian-like.

M - It was very crisp, sharp and smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - This could serve as a gateway/transition beer for lager lovers. Certainly easy drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Dortmunder Local Export Lager from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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