Dorothy's New World Lager
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Dorothy's New World LagerDorothy's New World Lager
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Style:
California Common / Steam Beer
Ranked #15
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,551
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 10.22%
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
822
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  21
Gots
  151
SCORE
84
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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
Reviews: 131 | Ratings: 822 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Brutaltruth:
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the tall boy can in a snifter. This SOLID brew pours a
chill hazed amber tinged straw color with a modest head of
white foam that settles to a thin ring, thin dusty layer, and
displays some light lacing. Nose of light grains, honey malts,
and faint herbal hops. Flavors strike the right pose for an
easy drinker that is beyond crush-able. Light grains and
faint cream honey malts mingle with balanced herbal
hops. Nice mouth feel; medium light body, smooth,
crisp, medium light carbonation, and a crisp lightly
dry finish.

A true classic indeed. Solid!

Cheers

Aug 22, 2020
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ZAP from Minnesota

4.64/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a growler purchased about 50 hours ago filled at Casonova's in Hudson....still perfectly carbonated..

A-Bright golden colored....hazy...nice fluffy white head..

S-Hay...grains....not real assertive on the nose..

T-Loaded with flavor....very bready and sweet with some light lemony citrus notes....does not remind me of a California Common at all but more like a Kellerbier...I can't keep this in my glass it is so tasty...

M-Perfect....rounded and smooth....perfect weight...not watery at all but not heavy....

O-One of my favorite easy drinking beers of all-time. A keg of this at a summer pool party would be perfect. I could drink this every day for the rest of my life. I really, really like this one.

Jun 20, 2013
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Kelby777 from Iowa

4.74/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

New favorite beer?

Hello everyone! Poured out of a 16 oz. can, this beer is superb.

Appearance - Pours a soapy one-finger head. It has a straw-yellow color, similar to Budweiser. By the looks of it, there doesn't seem to be an immense amount of carbonation. Looks like your average, ordinary beer.

Smell - Right off the the bat, I smell a lot of graininess. It has a good smell of breadiness. I think it smells malty, too. I don't really smell any hops.

Taste (most important) - I definitely taste good hops. The hops are NOT overpowering at all. It kind of reminds me of Budweiser, but without the overwhelming adjuncty sweetness of Budweiser, and it has more of a hoppy taste. It is like a crisp, cleaner version of Budweiser. I think it's worth mentioning that it has a 5.5% ABV, which I think is a good achievement.

Mouthfeel - Not overly carbonated and spritzy. It has a little heft to it, but not too much.

Overall - If you want a beer, this is what a beer should taste like. Overall, this is a great overall beer! I think this is my new favorite beer.

Sep 27, 2017
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thetravelguy01 from Iowa

3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice easy drinking lager! Great price.

Mar 14, 2015
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Squire from Mississippi

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear light gold color with white cap.

Aroma of sweet malt and floral hops with a touch of light citrus.

Flavor on entry is rich, slightly sweet malt followed by clean floral hops with a hint of rounded, not sharp, citrus. These simple flavors work in harmony and remain consistent into the aftertaste.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A rather nice change of pace from IPAs and other strongly flavored craft styles. I gave out tasting samples to a couple of grad students who proclaimed it better than PBR. Theirs is a limited perspective, certainly, but an honest one.

Feb 01, 2018
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redblacks75 from Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +21%

Aug 25, 2014
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Furlinator from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 26, 2017
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DamienArk from Iowa

4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 15, 2016
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coriswrasse from North Carolina

3.19/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle from a trade. Decent sessionable lager. Golden color. Large amount of head and tons of carbonation. Taste is very plain jane so it's not for the hop forward type of beer consumer but that is what this style is. Overall it's clean, crisp and refreshing. Mouth feel is standard light body lager feeling. I will not drink this again but am glad to have checked it off the list.

Nov 15, 2015
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Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 30, 2015
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 17, 2016
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Dec 13, 2013
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ToddSoonerFan from Iowa

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 19, 2015
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DMcGirr from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 22, 2018
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CarolinaKev from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Jun 18, 2012
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tommy5 from Michigan

3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Apr 02, 2016
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siscokid79 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 18, 2016
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz Can from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer, Glasgow (£3.40):
A nice first beer from the brewery for me & one that's best feature was the excellent balance to it, although it was more sweet than I'd anticipated going in; especially as I had been expecting a straight-up pale lager when I picked this one up. It was quite a crisp & fresh offering with a lively feel that had some nice honey & butterscotch flavours sitting on top of a standard lager base; easy going & enjoyable stuff.

Sep 21, 2017
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Patches826 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 16, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours straw with a tremendous amount of suspendid particulate developing a haze. Head formation is very slim. Aroma is dirty straw, grain, barley, slim spicy and citrusy hops and biscuity, crackery malts. Flavor profile is an intriguing blend of spicy, citrusy hops layered with biscuity, bready, crackery malts. Hops and malts don't mold and meld together here well, instead separating like oil on water. Mouth feel is smooth with only a slight crispness coming through at the end. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, a slightly more hoppy lager, but it never seems to "work" together.

Draft. Reviewed on phone.

Jan 25, 2019
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heysuz from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 10, 2018
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great summer lager. Reminds me of a lot of good new Glarus summer lagers.

Jun 02, 2015
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.19/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Hunahpu's Day 2016.

Clear amber with a moderate head.

Pretty typical bready grassy lager notes are present with some additional bright notes of lemon.

Apr 06, 2016
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nuebs from South Dakota

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Oct 21, 2015
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mmulebarn from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Nov 16, 2013
Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 822 ratings