Dorothy's New World Lager | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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3.73/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship beer was named after our founder’s grandmother and crafted to please her purely classic tastes. Mildly hopped, light in color and body, and clean to the taste, this california common-style lager drinks easy. Each sip charms the senses with distinct flavor and refreshing simplicity, delivering a smooth finish. Dorothy is truly the “Classic Beauty.”

11 IBU

Added by daledeee on 11-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,109
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
726
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
Wants:
18
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136
Trade:
5
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3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Taste: crisp, airy, snappy, hops, clean finish. Yeasty grain earthy crisp nose. Gold, semi haze, delicate white head and lace. Medium to med/light body. Easy drinker. 11 IBUs

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4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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2.8/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eafowler7
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kreisermj
4.93/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Roughly 15 ounces of a 16-ounce can into a pint glass. Last ounce straight down the hatch to keep the sediment out of the glass (but not waste any of that precious liquid gold!). Two-finger head builds quickly and recedes faster; there is absolutely no accumulation or lacing at the top whatsoever. However, there is lively carbonation throughout the glass. The lack of accumulation makes it look kind of strange – the beer looks like a slightly-tapered blonde column. This beer, as an unfiltered lager, pours a hazy blonde that you can almost see through. The scent washes over you before you even finish pouring, giving off a delightfully sweet, malty, and yeasty aroma. Upon closer inspection, the scent has notes of fruit and spice – particularly a bit of underripe banana and a smidgeon of allspice and cloves. The flavor is similar to the nose, but it begins with a white-peppery bite leading into a sweet, juicy, and grainy second act. A touch of dry hops is balanced by a sweet spice and malt backbone in the finale, while the carbonation continues to play at the tongue during the encore. The mouthfeel is smooth, yet full-bodied with just the right amount of carbonation to remain crisp all the way through the swallow. I quite honestly think this beer is the perfect representation of its style; its flavor, texture, look, and smell create an experience that is not only tasty, but also refreshing and incredibly drinkable. People always talk about the Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout (which I’m sure is excellent in its own right), but I truthfully think this beer is Toppling Goliath’s masterpiece; the fact that it’s their flagship lager is just icing on the cake.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I purchased a four pack of this straight from the brewery and I remember it had a canned on date from the end of May so this is still relatively fresh.

Dorothy’s pours a somewhat cloudy golden hue with a two fingered head. It dissipates pretty quickly though to just a bit of a lacing. There is some sediments floating around but the can mentions this is unfiltered.

The aroma is sweet and fruity. There is a nice malt presence also. In a way it almost reminds me of a Cream Ale.

The flavor is still sweet and fruity but on a lesser basis. The malt is much more noticeable and there is a nice bitterness in the finish.

Overall this is a pretty enjoyable Lager that has a bit more to it than the standard American Lager.

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4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MNAle
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decorah-brewed 1 pint can, dated 6/8/18 on the 4-pack box (so, pretty fresh).
Bready aroma, perhaps slightly floral. From a vigorous pour, tall white head, dies quickly; first to a thin cap & ring, and then to nothing at all. First pour is slightly hazy, but mostly clear, with small carb bubbles evident. No lacing sticks, but there is stringy lacing when you tip the glass, that quickly falls down. The second pour, to the bottom of the can, revealed lots of sediment; some small and floating, making the beer turbid; others are highly visible lumps sinking to the bottom of the glass. For a Cali Common, not a good look. I realize it is unfiltered, but filtering is not required for a clear lager. This beer has substantial body for a lager. Floral hops flavor, lager yeast adding to the mix; substantial malt body behind. No bittering at all, not even in the finish. Nice flavor, easy to drink, and unoffensive. It lacks the crisp finish expected of the style. It likely fills its purpose as a non-bitter beer in the TG lineup, but it is mostly ordinary at best, if not a bit below ordinary. It is not a particularly good lager.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 726 ratings