Dominion Lager | Old Dominion Brewing Company

BA SCORE
43.3%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 240 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed using four types of malted barley, this Dortmunder lager becomes a smooth, flavorful and complex beer that is a delight to drink.

Added by stirgy on 08-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,540
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
240
Liked:
104
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
13.09%
Alströms:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Photo of mrsockless
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mfilchock
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unpretentious, reliable German lager that tastes good and gets the job done.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Old Dominion Taphouse inside Dulles International Airport, on to the beer:

An inch of head is served on top this dark golden lager. The foam is semi-creamy and the lacing it leaves is very good. Its aroma is dry, grassy, hay, with a kiss of earthiness. It's a toasty lager, infused with pleasing hay and grassy notes which helps make this beer not only tasty, but a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of ALC82
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden amber. Smell is malty and sweet.
Taste is also a sweet malt with maybe a hint of citrus on the back end.
Slightly more complex than you average lager, but not necessarily better.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep gold bordering on pale amber producing a finger of frothy, off-white, shortlived head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is bready with some honey notes & a hint of biscuit, grassy & floral hops. Taste is biscuity & soda cracker malt with toasty hints, lemon, grassy hops, a dominating bitterness & a malty, mineral aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied & a little stiff, moderate-high carbonation, prickly & dry with an astringent aftertaste. Crisp & refreshing.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EuphonicHops
2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of atrocity
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mikemikemike
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pianoguy
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

Pours golden-yellow with a 1 inch head. Not very much lacing,( but I think that's consistent with a Dortmunder style? )

I can smell the malt but it's not overpowering

Taste's crisp and light

Perhaps a wee bit too much carbonation...

Overall, I think it is what it was supposed to be. They capture the Dortmunder style nicely...
Pairing this beer with some fresh Puget Sound Oysters made for an enjoyable experience. ( I read that this style of beer works well with shellfish and am happy to report this is true! )

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Photo of oldsailor
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bplabernie
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mongo_only_pawn
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A little slippery, nice foam, could drink lots.!

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Photo of smythie86
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It looks and smells like a refreshing light beer. It tastes about how you would expect, with a light, very slightly hoppy taste. It is not overly strong, but a smooth beer. It has a good after taste.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilHeinricke
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Way Beer Is Supposed to Be

My next door neighbor just got a keggerator for his birthday. He gets 1/6 keg, but even then that's a lot for one guy. So he is very generous in sharing. I was looking forward to watching the Super Bowl in his mancave, and this is what was in the keggerator that night.

It was nice.

It's got a nice dark golden color, and it pours a decent head. You can see it bubbling up, and it's a got a great lager taste, not too strong, but definitely not too weak. It's not a heavy beer. It's light enough whereby two guys can make a pretty good dent in a 1/6 keg during a three and a half hour game.

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Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bear1964
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Dominion Lager from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 43.3% out of 100 with 240 ratings
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