Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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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

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Added by maxpower on 08-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
447
Reviews:
165
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.41%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of Beginner2
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It is interesting that the German tradition inspires American micros to be more normal... or closer to style. Dog Days does not stand-out, but it is just a normal and good lager.
On draft, it Looks light golden. Dog Days Smells malty, biscuity, normal. It Tastes that way also, but clean. The hops enter and spice-out and dry-out the finish. Dog Days malt base is good enough to stand out, but, I suppose, that midwestern humility causes it to defer. An all-around solid summer lager.

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Photo of drstalker
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of hozersr
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Purified
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrKarl
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can into a pint glass

A - White frothy head that builds quickly to 2 fingers in height. Head dissipates at a moderate pace. Beer is hazy and golden in color with fast rising carbonation. 3.75/5

S - Very bready and grainy along with some floral hops. A bit of a tart lemon note as well. 3.5/5

T - Slight caramel sweetness up front which transitions to a white buttered bread note. Bitter back end from floral hops. Green apple with a metallic finish. There is a bit of earthiness to the taste as well. 3.25/5

M - Initially a bit creamy but quickly transitions to a lighter feel with some slight carbonation tickle. 4/5

O - I really want to like this beer but the green apple and metallic finish to the flavor profile just completely throws me. I really like the look and love the mouthfeel of this beer but the taste just kills the experience. Nice complexity to the aroma and flavors. 3.5/5

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Photo of Dkline39
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Straw yellow
S: bread malt, honey
T: Biscuit malt, herbal hops had a big presence, touch of honey, with a clean finish
F: Pour looked flat, but it actually had nice carbonation. Refreshing
O: Doesn't go crazy to get your attention. It just peacefully reminds me of a pilsner that's hopped up with herbal hops. Real clean, refreshing taste due to the finish and carbonation. Would drink again if I wanted something light and refreshing and easy on the palate.

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Photo of probert
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Risenhower
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmesce2
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Fat Cat pint glass. BB date on the bottom of the can of Sept. 2015.

Appearance: Pours clear straw-golden color with lots of rising carbonation bubbles. Well proportioned frothy head has good retention and leaves a decent lacing.

Smell: Bready with earthy and herbal hop notes.

Taste: Lightly sweet malt base with notes of citrus and earthy hops. Lingering bitter and hoppy aftertaste with faint biscuit.

Feel: Light-medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp with some dryness in the finish.

Overall: Not bad but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from can into a Pilsner Glass. Brilliant pale gold crowned by a 1.5” white foam cap S: Slight bready caramel malt aroma T: Malty start ends with a pleasant, mild bitterness, a little tanginess in the middle from the carbonation. You taste the malt throughout but it is well balanced by the hops. The aftertaste is a pleasing balance of light malt and hops. F: medium body, medium high carbonation O: a decent, drinkable, Dortmunder.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 447 ratings.
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