Dorothy's New World Lager | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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629 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:
629
Reviews:
70
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
118
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 629 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of MrJuengling
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a nice looking somewhat hazy to transparent golden to yellow bronzed color to it. A decent small yet slight carbonation clears the body nicely. The smell had a nice sweet sticky and somewhat corn to wheat blended and slight citrus on the back end of it. The taste followed the nose nicely as it kept a subtle flavor of sweet malty corn and a light flavoring of caramel to back up nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but mostly subtle, still no qualms. I say good for the most part. Overall, I say this was a pretty decent California Common I could have.

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Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Toppling Goliath... Currently has the #1 beer on BeerAdvocate. Picked up this can because I know this is a great brewery. Poured from 16oz can into Pilsener glass. Canned on May 5th 2017. Cheers stamped next to date.

L: Clear gold, half finger width white head has poor retention.

S: Grainy malts, probably used Pilsener malts in the brewing process. Faint herbal hops.

T: To me this tastes more like a Pilsener than a CC. Grain malts and grassy hops.

F: Light-Medium body, below average carbonation. Semi-dry.

O: Well that was disappointing. I was hoping for something like an Anchor Steam. Still not a bad brew just not in accordance with the style.

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Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GMan310
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great Lager I mean nothing to it really, but very smooth and enjoyable!

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Photo of Hop_God
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garymuchow
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was considering this as a lager, but now that I see it's a CC I'll adjust my thinking. It really is quite heavy in feel and almost syrupy, which I'm not all that fond of. The bitterness is quite subdued for style as well Grainy aroma and taste with a malt forward presentation all around. Hops are green herbal in the aroma and rather light with a stronger presence in the taste but still background to the malt.
Works better as a cold weather lager rather than the summer lager I was expecting.

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Photo of Rick778
3.31/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brolo75
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear pale straw color with a white head, lots of carbonation and very little lacing, looks really thin.

A: Very faint aromas of grain, honey, and corn, not getting any hint of hops on the nose, all malt and grain, definitely doesn't smell like a steam beer.

T: Same as the nose, slight notes of grain and corn, no hops at all, finish has slight notes of honey and wheat.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a clean, crisp finish, very drinkable.

O: This is my third Toppling Goliath beer I've had, all brewed in Lakeland, FL, and these beers have not lived up to the hype. This beer is easy to drink, would not seek this out again but I could see myself having these while smoking or grilling during the summer.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at TG taproom

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Photo of sweemzander
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Azpittil57
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of americancontrarian
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow.

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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 629 ratings.
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