Dorothy's New World Lager | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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3.72/5
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717 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:
#26,944
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
717
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
137
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 717 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Futbolmanby
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of maz
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of novamat
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire
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.

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Photo of ThorSon
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good overall beer, not hoppy like an IPA. The wife takes a sip and says hey its not bitter like some of those IPA's you bring home, she says she would drink it. Light and refreshing. Smells bready and pours a mild hazy yellow/golden. First sip I can taste a hint of citrus. Looks great in a glass. Its a step up from boring beer, a solid lager. I like that it is 5.5 abv i can have more than 1. Toppling Goliath Lager, great brewery and great lager variety.

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

Canned 12/06/17

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and golden yellow in color with a white, half finger width head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving behind a mostly barren surface with a thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

Smell - Clean, malty aroma that's bready with a hint of grass and mild lemon.

Taste - Follows the nose. Clean, bready malt sweetness with some accompanying, mild lemon character. Distant honey and grassiness. Finishes much the same.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a quenching finish.

Overall - Clean, simple and carries just enough flavor to make it something worth sipping. Lawn mowing beer comes to mind, or summer swimming on the river.

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

Photo of NICKtheTITAN
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 717 ratings