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Toppling Goliath Dorothyís New World Lager



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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our flagship beer was named after our founderís 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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slats (7) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
The appearance is a golden colored, translucent liquid topped by 2-3 fingers of thick, creamy, white head. After hard day of working in the yard it looks quite inviting. The aroma is definitely that of a lageróbready, somewhat sweet, accented by subtle fruit scents. Itís hard to pin down what fruit, but I would say it is tending toward apple. I donít know if they use corn in this beer (for a lager from Iowa it would make sense) but the sweet notes remind me a little of sweet corn. The taste follows the nose pretty closely, although the fruit accents are muted. Unlike all of the other Topping Goliath beers Iíve tried, the hops make very little contribution to the taste. The finish is drier than I was expecting, although the sweet, bready flavors linger for a while. This beer reminded me quite a bit of Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, which is a beer I enjoy when in the right mood. This would be good beer for drinking when working outside on a warm day. I had it with some fish and chips for dinner and it paired nicely. Nevertheless, of the half dozen or so Topping Goliath beers Iíve had a chance to try, Dorothyís would be my least favorite. It really needs the hops to do more to make it interesting. For that reason when reaching for a steam beer, Iíll stick with the original, Anchor Steam.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
Draft pour at the source. Clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has a lot of corny influences. The taste is more on the sweet side. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
Sampled at ebls. Clear golden. A little fruit in the nose. Light fruit, malts and yeast are tasted. Fairly creamy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
MikeLuke23 (69) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pale golden. Typical lager aroma and flavor. I'm not a fan of lagers or very good at evaluating them. ---Rated @ your Moms House.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle @ 38 Degrees, courtesy toss from Flair. Clear golden pour with a white head. Smells of apple juice, cornbread, and bread dough. Light floral hops and grass. Just really sweet tasting. Mostly cornbread and apple juice. Mild dough, bread, and toast. Subtle grassy bitterness. Floral hops and a touch of orange zest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Wish I had this one before all of the other TG beers. Next too them it is merely average. Yeasty and malty notes

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8250) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
> A pear, apple, and mushroom pale lager

[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 22oz ][ Tasting ][ Mini Flared Pint ][ 3/8/14 ]
>> Thank you brokensail for the share. Clear golden straw, weak foam. Nose is fresh pear, apple, mushrooms. Taste is mushroom, yellow apple, sugar, pear juice. A tad too sweet.

>!< mushroom?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kkleu357 (249) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Very cloudy light straw colored body. Kind of looks like pee. Very sweet yeasty smelling. Sweet tasting. Kind of a dough flavor. Pretty got for a lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pale golden blonde pour with a thin white head ... aroma of grainy and sweet malts ..... taste is of sweet and grainy malts with a little earthiness .... ok stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
hazy hay, oily white top. Grassy nose, biscuit, oily hop too strong, mushroom hints. Cotton candy hits palate first, light grass, bit of biscuit but definitely too sweet.

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