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Dorothy's New World Lager | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Dorothy's New World LagerDorothy's New World Lager
BA SCORE
3.72/5
Good
654 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#26,311
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
654
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
125
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 654 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of WoodBrew
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My old neighbor gave me a can of this beer. The beer poured a slightly hazy golden with no head and no lace. The scent had a buttery cracker hint. The taste was nicely balanced and east to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a nice lager.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Meh. Good Lager. Nothing spectacular.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kelby777
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.

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Photo of flyingpig
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.

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Photo of user785335
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cmurphy7
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of printer1
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of County33
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinm4bama
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slarson7
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brenn79
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, thanks bro- Pours hazy golden with a medium white head that reduces to a blanket. Aroma is grains, floral, citrusy, has that clean lager aroma. The taste is super smooth, citrusy, medium light hop presence, touch of pine, somewhat dry finish. I could drink this all day, wonderful beer. Toppling Goliath is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw colored pour with a minimal white head and lots of effervescence. Nice bread and light grain aroma. Taste follows the nose with bread and grain flavors standing out along with some biscuit and corn. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed honey color with a sliver of cream colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness & pears

T: Big matlyness, dryness & grassyness up front. Pears, bready sweetness & grassyness as this warms, some apricot as well as this warms, plus more dryness. Finishes grassy with white grape & pears & just enough dryness to pull it together, just a hint of citrus peel as well

MF: Medium body, subtle carbonation, fairly nice balance

Was expecting more hops, but this can is 4 month old. This review will be a place holder until I can find it fresher

Edit: Had it 2 days later on draft, bumped scores a little, but no Anchor Steam here to be sure!

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Photo of pkkosmatka
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of tigg924
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, gold in color with half inch head. Taste is bready malt, grass, and caramel. Light bodied, moderate carnonation, and sweet. Tastes like a pilsner. Tasty easy to drink summer brew. First Toppling Goliath brew for me and it has me curious about more of their brews.

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

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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 654 ratings
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