Dorothy's New World Lager
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Dorothy's New World LagerDorothy's New World Lager
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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
California Common / Steam Beer
Ranked #5
Ranked #24,327
3.72 | pDev: 10.22%
Sunday at 04:32 PM
Nov 22, 2010
Dorothy's New World LagerDorothy's New World Lager
Notes: 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
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4 by BeerMe8 from Florida on May 19, 2022
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3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. "Dorothy's New World Lager"
12 fl. oz. can, "PKG 03/07/22 09:07:40 BEST BY 09/03/22". Sampled on 05/06/22

Notes via stream of consciousness: This unfiltered lager is lightly hazy and golden in colore beneath a short head of white that's already receeded. The aroma is grainy, a touch grassy, and very lightly floral. There's also some yeasty suplhur down in the mix as well. The taste pretty much follows the aroma exactly. It's lightly sweetish grainy and grassy Pilsner malt with a hint of floral and perhaps slightly citrusy hops (I'm thinking Cascade here). The floral character comes forward a little bit at the swallow, as does a declicate bit of peppery spiciness. A low level bitterness balances it, leaving it mainly on the sweeter side. It finishes mostly dry but with some grainy malt lingering. In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body and gently crisp. The lower carbonation level at least partially explains the lack of head retention and thus the resulting failure to leave any lacing behind. I think the malt character is the best thing about this beer although the hops are nice as well, there's just not enough of them. The balance is a little bit off, and I personally find it a little sticky. As David Bowie once said to Chris Martin of Cold play, "It's not one of your best".
Review #7,950

May 06, 2022
3.9 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Apr 19, 2022
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3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz can poured into a pint

A-pours a clear golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that has decent retention

S- hay, grainy malt, honey, slightly fruity and grassy hops

T-honey, doughy malt, soft grassy hops, hay

M- medium-light body, moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

Apr 16, 2022
3.55 by Miles_Nilges from New York on Mar 24, 2022
3.99 by dfillius from Iowa on Mar 13, 2022
3.75 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2022
3.83 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2022
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3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

L: Pale pissy yellow, soapy white head faded in a flash, spotty lacing.
S: Grains, cracker, grassy hops, lager yeast.
T: Cereal grain, mild hops.
F: Thin, watery and flat.
O: If it was 95°, humid and I was digging this out from the bottom of a cooler full of ice it just might be enjoyable.

Feb 17, 2022
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 16, 2022
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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden straw color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving but a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a grainy and cereal heavy mixed with some light caramel and corn aromas. Along with these smells comes a little bit of hay and a touch of toast.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp cereal grain taste mixed with a little bit of caramel and wheat. Along with these flavors comes notes of herbal and earthy hops. The mix of flavors remains relatively consistent across the taste, with just a slight lessening of the sweet, which in the end leaves on with a very crisp flavor.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is higher. For the style the feel is great and makes for a nice crisp and clean sipper.
Overall – A nice crisp easy drinking lager. Simple but very flavorful and refreshing at the same time.

Jan 30, 2022
3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jan 05, 2022
3.6 by Ox8840bo from Illinois on Dec 05, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

One of the clearest beers I have poured. Head is as white as they come. Lots of effervescence happening with this one. Nose is very fragrant. Good clean beer.

Nov 08, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Simple, pure and clean, Toppling Goliath shows a delicate hand in brewing an American-style pilsner that carries a common taste for a common palate.

Bright straw and streaming with bubbles, the racy and zesty Dorothy floats a short but creamy froth. As a soft floral scent of honeysuckle decorates the nose, so does a basic grain sweetness that's redolent of fresh bread and dough. Crisp, dry and malty in its initial taste, a dry biscuit character permeates a freshly kilned barley flavor.

As any sweetness drifts from the middle palate, the finish comes quickly as the malts turn pleasantly hay-like just as the floral nature of hops develop a hint of lemongrass before a peppery bitterness to close.

Crisp, clean and refreshing, Dorothy's New World Lager has all the attributes of an adjunct lager done correctly but is still a far cry from the better all-malt varieties of Northern Germany and Bavaria. A dry and virtually void aftertaste highlights a carbonic bite and an arid texture for a multi-session taste for turning off the brain, the palate, the whimsy and to just drink a beer.

Nov 03, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by andrewjraab from Michigan

Pours a pale yellow with a puff of pillowy bone white head. Crackers, biscuits, yeast, and grains on the nose. Bread dough, crackers, malts, lemon grass, with a nice crisp finish. Easy drinking light bodied lager. Nothing less, nothing more.

Oct 22, 2021
3.81 by BKotch from Texas on Oct 14, 2021
3.4 by kkarimi from Texas on Oct 07, 2021
3.8 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Oct 01, 2021
3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas on Oct 01, 2021
4.05 by Hophazzard from California on Aug 29, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours a clear gold with a thin creamy white head.

S - Aroma is cereal grains and sweet malts.

T - The taste is lemon, cereal grains, sweet malts, white pepper and a light hoppy finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice soft finish.

O - Solid steam beer. Nice easy drinker.

Aug 22, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

16oz pounder can

This is a solid beer, but I disagree with the stated beer style. This drinks nothing like other steam beers I've had. It just seems like a run-of-the-mill lager that is well-hopped


Jul 31, 2021
2.5 by doctorgary from New York on Jul 31, 2021
3.5 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin on Jul 29, 2021
4.25 by shigg85 from Japan on Jul 26, 2021
3.2 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey on Jul 25, 2021
3.75 by Monkeyknife from Missouri on Jul 22, 2021
3.83 by mcrawford from Michigan on Jul 15, 2021
4.03 by Vylo from New Jersey on Jul 10, 2021
4.06 by sd123 from Georgia on Jul 06, 2021
3.78 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Jun 12, 2021
4.03 by warnerry from Michigan on May 29, 2021
3.68 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana on May 24, 2021
3.75 by dd53grif from Michigan on May 16, 2021
3.74 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on May 16, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Clear gold appearance with about medium carbonation. Body is just a bit below average.
Aroma is cereal, malt, grain, earthy floral honey.
Taste is very mildly sweet with an equally mild hop finish. Cereal, grain,malt, and grain.
Overall its a very decent lager that I would seek out again.

May 11, 2021
3.62 by eljabak from Michigan on May 05, 2021
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3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by fflopps from Iowa

This beer has a diet like aftertaste I don't really like....its a good beer don't get me wrong...just the taste at the finish I didn't really care for...

May 02, 2021
Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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