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Toppling Goliath Dorothy’s New World Lager



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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our flagship beer was named after our founder’s grandmother, Dorothy. Easy drinking light, in color and in body, this steam lager is meant to be enjoyed any time of day. We usually have ours with breakfast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (281) - - FEB 25, 2015
Bomber bottle. Lots of sweet bread, grains and straw- good body and complexity for a style I’m usually left bored with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near clear light gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is light with lots of straw and sweet grains with a touch of hay and bread. Flavor has lots of sweet grain with a bit of biscuit and some straw underlying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
as297 (6) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
Great refreshing lager. light on the palate and very quaffable. grains flavor is a little too apparent but very good lager. great summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle pours a light straw colored yellow. Fizzy white head. Aromas a lager yeast, light lemon zest, light cereal, light floral hop. Taste is light malted sweetness, light floral hop and a crisp dry finish. Standard beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2258) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Golden hazy thin light white foam, fruity, apples, pears, honey, lightly creamy feel, medium sweetness, lightly tangy and lemony, finishes with a touch of sweetness.good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (712) - - DEC 26, 2014
On tap at brewery. A hazy dark yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste are biscuity malt. A little pleasant grain taste with low bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted and malty. Smooth roasted malty. Dry and toasted malty. Bitter and herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18138) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy very pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy grainy grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (1316) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-14-14. Pours a highly effervescent, clear, pale brass with a moderate amount of pleasant, off-white head. Urine-esque coloration. Produces pretty good lacing. The color is boring; otherwise the appearance is good. Sweet, floral aroma. Apple juice scent. Perhaps a bit more to the aroma than is the case with most light-colored lagers, but not much more. Tangy, light to moderate hoppiness in the flavor. Herbal flavor features a rose petal element as well as white grape juice. Light but long bitter aftertaste. Light body. Lively in the palate. Not as crisp as most comparable lagers are, unfortunately, but rather smoother. (Later note: I didn’t realize this beer is a California Common until I went to enter my rating; that explains the somewhat-but-not-so-lager-like palate effects). Overall, I’m quite underwhelmed. This is an average beer for the style. I was expecting much better from Toppling Goliath. Not a bad football-watching beer, which is how I’m consuming it. I bought this bottle a month or two ago, and I probably should have consumed it earlier to maximize the hops effect. That said, a well-made hoppy beer should be able 1) to hold its hops for longer than that and 2) still taste quite good (even if not as good as ideal) after the hops have faded somewhat. It does reveal increasing complexities upon multiple sips, and that does make me appreciate it more, but it still doesn’t stand out in any way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Slightly hazy golden with a white head that recedes to a tight cap. Nice cracker malty blonde nose that’s lager enough to be stylish but also just slightly fruity enough to be eccentric (light notes of pear and clementine). Smooth yet rich biscuity flavor with the tree fruit notes and cracker yeast and lightly golden toast. Really smooth and flavorful lager.

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