Wort Hog Dort | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

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This Dortmunder style beer was the 2003 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Winner, European-Style Pilsner Category, originally brewed in the area around the city of Dortmund in western Germay. It is a full bodied pale lager that falls beteen the dryness of a German Pilsner and the sweet maltiness of Munich Helles. Brewed with imported German Pilsner malt, Northern Brewer and Hallertau hops. Finished with a late kettle addition of Spalter Select.

28.4 IBU

Added by SheepNutz on 07-13-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of merlin48
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half pint glass at the brewery on 6-6-05. The beer menu lists this as 6.5% abv, and 26.5 IBUs. The Wort Hog has a clear, goldenrod body with a one finger white head. Good head retention with lots of patchy, island chain lace on the glass. Aroma is subdued, with floral and grassy notes atop a bready malt backbone. Mouthfeel is light medium bodied with low medium carbonation. Smooth, yet crisp, on the palate. Taste has some spicy hops bitterness up front, and a solid toasted grain malt backbone. Hops have an earthy and grassy character in the middle and end, for a mildly bitter finish. Nice complexity for a lager style, with enough going on to warrant having another.

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Photo of SheepNutz
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap poured into a nonick pint glass. It pours a light amber color with two fingers of head. There is some lacing left on the glass. The smell is of slight grassy and hop aromas. It's not a very strong smell though, and it doesn't become more present as it warms. The taste is great though. It starts with some sweet caramel malt, a hint of nutty and grassy flavors. The finish is crisp and full of hops. Very well balanced. The mouthfeel is fair, and for 5.8% the drinkability is great. A nice summer beer on this 90 degree day!

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Wort Hog Dort from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
3.77 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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