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Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Dog Days Dortmunder Style LagerDog Days Dortmunder Style Lager

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Summer

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Added by maxpower on 08-04-2002

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Ratings: 448 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of baconman91
1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of jrallen34
1.86/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this on tap at the brew pub as past of the tour...Pours a super clear gold light white head, not much retention or lacing...The aroma and taste are what you would expect all skunk from start to finish, I can't even finish the sampler size.

Avoid this.

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Photo of Craftonly23121
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of KyleFredricks
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of hotstuff
2.2/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

The Rathskeller Wine & Beer Fest:A medium sized white head with small sized bubbles.The body was cloudy with soft carbonation.The hue was straw yellow and the nose was lightly hopped.The flavor was hoppy and the mouthfeel was smooth, light, thin, and watery.

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Photo of ultralarry2006
2.39/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Leaves about one finger of an off-white head with decent retention, and leaves some decent lacing. Body is a clear, amber-tinted gold.

Smell - apples, butterscotch, hint of toasty malt biscuits, and a hint of herbal hops.

Taste - apples, butterscotch, and spicy, herbal hops all washed through with a metallic flavor. Some spicy hops on the aftertaste, as well as more metal.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, and very dry.

Drinkability - this is not bad, but it's not good either, so that kills off sessionability.

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Photo of RyanC84
2.47/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A few remaining beers left from my Two Brothers sample pack.

A: Eh, a golden lager with a white head the quickly fades to nothing. No lace.

S: Nose is bready with a bit of hop spiciness to liven things up.

T: Only my second Dortmunder brew, but the Great Lakes version was much better. Weak malt finish, slightly sweet, with an awkward bitter ending. Very strange and not that enjoyable.

M & D: Medium bodied for the style and very dry. Very lackluster beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Brenden
2.54/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dog Days is a crisp-looking, slightly hazed pale yellow-gold in color. A pure white cap of head rises to just over a finger in height and retains itself fairly well despite fading a bit quickly, continuously kept at a sturdy foam by constant bubbling activity. Spotty lacing is left pretty well down the glass.
It's July 19th. The best-by date on the bottle is 8/27/12. Am I missing something? Infection? Great Lakes Dortmunder sure didn't smell like this. I'm completely thrown off. Sulfur. Eggs. Hops underneath, some grassiness, dry malts, yes, but on top of that is gross sulphur and eggs. What?
It tastes similar, if not somewhat more put goether, with more of the other flavors coming out and the sulphur and eggs backing off. They don't back off enough to make this a particularly pleasant experience, though.
The feel, when I can get past the flavor to focus on it, it light and crisp, refreshing and moderately clean, though a little slick on the back end going into a pretty dry finish.
I really like Two Brothers. Everyone gets one miss. This is theirs.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.63/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Head is big and foamy, color is clear golden. Aroma is next to nothing: dry, vegetal,herbal, a touch floral, and fresh. The palate is quite dull, lacks any kind of nuance, or any sort of spark. I'll be the first to label me a non-lager lover, but this just has nearly nil to speak for itself, and while I can imagine it's handiness as the proverbial "lawnmower beer", that's not quite enough. Blah. Just blah...

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Photo of emsroth
2.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle

App: Suspended solids in a lager?! That's all I have to say

Smell: Wonderfully fresh. Sweet apple malt and a hint of hops. A little too ale-like for me.

Taste: A slight sweet start, with medium body. The flavor quickly turns to a crisp, minerally bitterness which is spot on for the style. Ends with caramel apple sweetness.

There's something not quite right about this beer. Too sweet; too fruity. They said it was their only lager, so it makes sense that it's rather ale-like

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Photo of samie85
2.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden yellow with a white head.

S- Sweet, bready, malts with a cider-like quality.

T- Pretty sweet, bready malt. Finishes dry and slightly bitter finish.

M- Very light bodied. It has medium carbonation.

D- This could be a really easy beer to drink all night, but it's just not my thing.

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Photo of hero27
2.69/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.

Somewhat hazy yellow-gold color. Head is short-lived and seems much too oily to leave any lacing behind. Light floral hops and a pinch of bready malt. Some strong vegetal flavors and a lackluster citrus taste. Watery mouthfeel and a bit too dry in the finish to really quench your thirst in the dog days of summer (as the label suggests).

Not terrible, but nothing real impressive in my book.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 448 ratings
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