Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Dog Days Dortmunder Style LagerDog Days Dortmunder Style Lager
BA SCORE
36.9%
Liked This Beer
3.54 w/ 447 ratings
Dog Days Dortmunder Style LagerDog Days Dortmunder Style Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maxpower on 08-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,874
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
447
Liked:
165
Avg:
3.54/5
pDev:
13.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of adam36
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of maz
4.26/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The aroma is pretty standard for the style: a nice hit of floral, earthy noble hops are countered with malt notes of table sugar and bread. There are also some notes of diacetyl, cereal grain, and *maybe* a hint of lime. It's a pretty standard nose for a golden lager with nothing particularly bad or good about it. Flavors on the palate strike a similar note. It starts off with touches of noble hops, giving way to slightly sweet middle and finish of lime. Corn and diacetyl are also there near the middle, but less assertive than what the aroma suggested. This displays a razor-sharp balance that so many American lagers lack, and there's even a modicum of depth. It does err towards the sweet side on the mouthfeel, though it's nothing overdone. Carbonation is medium-low for the style, helping to create a semi-creamy feel and a dry, clean finish. There's nothing crazy to be found here, but who cares? Those who crave a textbook lager loaded with finesse, balance, and refinement will really enjoy this. I could easily down a six-pack in the right mood.

3.64/5: Just a simple lager with a mediocre nose...or is it?

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Photo of beerguy04
4.67/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a golden color with a big white head, and great lacing. The smell and taste is of crispy and of carmel malts. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall, a great summer beer.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nausicaa-taos
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I like it out of the can. No tulip stuff. No solo cup. The can. It's like budweiser got a liberal arts degree. I'm not sure what it wanted to be, but that's how the story ended.

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Photo of APMietelka
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up on a midwest road trip last week. This looks the part but the nose is truly outstanding; structured, complex and balanced, with toasted malt and biscuits being the standout players.

Taste is light and creamy in texture. The biscuit notes and slightly spicy hops are joined by yeast and some late sugars. Solid for the style and add a half star if drank in summer heat.

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Photo of ChilliHeights
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful Amber color and nice lacing on my glass. Had on tap in 16 oz pint glass. Good lager taste though not as good as Great Lakes. Refreshing on a 90 degree day. Cheers

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Photo of Bearshawks85
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpgrif2
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConorGolden
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TH28
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. 8/13/16 best by date. Appearance: Light golden, crystal clear, with small whit head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Bready, light caramel maltiness, with a touch of floral hops. Taste: Light bready maltiness with the slightest touch of caramel and a moderately strong herbal hop bitterness. Also has some light diacetyl reminiscent of a Czech pils. Mouthfeel: Medium body for style, with a moderately high, crisp carbonation. Finish: Some lingering buttery diacetyl, and a touch of herbal hops. Overall: A crisp, well balanced, refreshing take on a Dormunder. Diacetyl is probably a bit too strong for the style

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Photo of trytoketchup
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of laketang
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

poured from a 12 oz. can best by 8-13-16

bright straw, small bubble head that quickly vanished
sweet biscuit , faint hop aromas.
bready sweet, toasty,low hop bitterness
medium mouthfeel, dry clean finish.

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Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light straw color with lots of little bubbles. Thick pillowy white head dissipates leaving some lacing but no residual head.

Smell has some aromas of white bread and malts with a noticeable sweetness in the way that white bread is sweet.

Taste has notes of sweetness, white bread, and some herbal hoppy bitterness. The flavors are all there, but they just don't pop like they should. Everything is muddled and rather bland. Also this beer is way too sweet - I expect some sweetness, but not to this level. Also there is a metallic taste on the finish with that bitter hop note. Just not right.

Feel has medium carbonation with a crisp feel. Sweetness keeps the beer from being light on the feel. But it is an easy drinker.

Overall a perfectly adequate lager. Bit too sweet for me and that really detracts from it overall.

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Photo of bnes09
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tkilmer
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 36.9% out of 100 with 447 ratings
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