Dorothy's New World Lager | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Dorothy's New World LagerDorothy's New World Lager

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at a bottle shop in Madison, WI.

A - pours a clear, pale yellow color with a somewhat creamy head that leaves a modicum of lacing down the side of the glass

S - aroma is a bit faint - I am getting mostly cereal malts and not much else

T - this beer starts off with grain, cereal, and bready malts that hold fast through most of the palate. A small amount of grassy hops come through on the end, but the malts steal the show. Although a big one-dimensional, the malt bill on this beer is pretty solid.

M - creamy and full bodied, really nice body

D - overall, this is a really nicely put together lager / california common. At $5.99 a bomber it's good, but I don't think I would revisit it...maybe on tap.

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

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is an inch in height, and recedes slowly into a nice cap of foam. The aroma is of bread, faint toffee, honey and floral hops. It is on the lighter side, but it is still very pleasant. The taste has all the elements of the aroma, but with a little more power. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice beer that I would drink again, but won't seek out again.

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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I can't turn down a beer from Toppling Goliath, no matter the ratings.

Very clean looking. Pale straw golden body with a slight finger of paper white head.

Strong pils aroma... sweet grains, creamed corn, yeasty twang... pretty standard pale lager profile on the nose.

Palate follows the nose... doughy malt flavors, moderate bitter hop contribution... it's like a rich pilsner. Deceivingly light.

Glad to try it. Won't be seeking this one out again though.

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4.64/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a growler purchased about 50 hours ago filled at Casonova's in Hudson....still perfectly carbonated..

A-Bright golden colored....hazy...nice fluffy white head..

S-Hay...grains....not real assertive on the nose..

T-Loaded with flavor....very bready and sweet with some light lemony citrus notes....does not remind me of a California Common at all but more like a Kellerbier...I can't keep this in my glass it is so tasty...

M-Perfect....rounded and smooth....perfect weight...not watery at all but not heavy....

O-One of my favorite easy drinking beers of all-time. A keg of this at a summer pool party would be perfect. I could drink this every day for the rest of my life. I really, really like this one.

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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle from Coffee Grounds, review from written notes.

Light haze, color is a bright pale gold, thin layer of frothy white foam on the surface.
Suspended micro particles of yeast visible in the light.

Clean aroma of yeast and crackery pils malt.

Flavor is mild, light bready malt notes, crisp with a very low level bitterness. Light bodied and it finishes dry and clean. Easily drinkable and deceptively simple. Pretty much how a macro should taste.

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