Dorothy's New World Lager | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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632 Ratings
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Dorothy's New World LagerDorothy's New World Lager
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
Ratings:
632
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
118
For Trade:
6
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2.39/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.6/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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2.64/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

500ml can.

Clean and somewhat vibrant pale copper body. Off-white cap of 2 minute retention.

Aroma is sweet and grainy, emphasizing cereals and floral hops. Honey. Hints of diacetyl and butterscotch. Aromatic intensity is high.

Taste matches the aroma, with the flavour profile dragged down by diacetyl off-flavour. Imbalanced (overly sweet).

Has more in common with a 40oz malt liquor than a great expression of the style, hardly what I expected from Toppling Goliath. High corn-like cereal grain sweetness coupled with sharp overcarbonation makes this unenjoyable but drinkable. I'm not sure what happened here, but Toppling Goliath's high reputation is not lived up to via this subpar expression of the style.

C- (2.64) / BELOW AVERAGE

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2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Might as well be Yuengling...

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2.73/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.77/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is basically a Yuengling Lager

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2.82/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Maybe just not my style but it didn't really have enough to impress me. Had a very macro taste and feel.

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2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.99/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 632 ratings.
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