Dorothy's New World Lager | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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3.72/5
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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
Ranking:
#26,963
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
717
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Undated 16 oz. can purchased at Yankee Liquor in Sturbridge, CT. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Pretty big head with decent retention, leaving fluffy white lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a slightly hazy golden.

S: Yeasty and bready, though a little reserved. A bit florally hopped.

T: A bit of hoppy citrus, but mostly yeasty and bready. Neutral finish despite hopping.

F: A bit more substantial than you might expect for a lager. Probably could use a bit more carbonation. Construction and balance are fine.

O: Not Jack's Abby or Carton level, but perfectly fine.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Consumed 4/22/18

A: Golden yellow - some haze, probably could have been avoided if I poured more carefully, but I did not expect sediment from a lager - pours with a medium sized white head, fades to a wispy cap, retains a small collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Some lager yeast, but otherwise smells like one of the many Toppling Goliath pale ales - decidedly American hops with some floral citrus and light fruit - some lager yeast with some light notes of pepper - some notes of grass - some pils malts, grainy with lots of cereal aromas - slightly above-average sweetness, maybe even a hint of corn

T: New World indeed - floral citrus as well as some tangerine and orange juice - some additional fruity notes, apples and pears - fruity esters - some lager yeast flavor, with just a few notes of pepper - touch of grass - low bitterness - above-average sweetness, even for the style, with some grainy and cereal sweetness - finish could be a lot cleaner with some lingering sugar

M: Medium to light body, medium to low carbonation, more smooth than crisp which seems weird for a lager

O: California steamin'

I have some mixed feelings on this beer. I think I have only reviewed one steam beer in the past, and it was Anchor Steam, which is the benchmark for the style. Overall, I like Dorothy's, but it seems a bit too much like a pale ale in every way except the yeast. It lacks the refreshing, crisp, clarity of a lager. It tastes so much like some of Toppling Goliath's other offerings that it just makes me want to drink a Pseudo Sue rather than another one of these. If they had used more Munich malt and maybe some German hops, it may be a different story...

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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
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3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fairly hazy straw color in appearance with a two-finger dense white head produced with moderate pour. Pretty straightforward lager aromas -- grainy malts, lemon, mild floral hoppiness. Good amount of banana-like yeast esters on the palate. Quite sweet for the style. Easy drinking and a fluffy mouthfeel.

74/100

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3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
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Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 717 ratings