Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Toppling Goliath Dorothy's New World Lager Review

Name: Toppling Goliath Dorothy's New World Lager
Style: California Common
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 11

I've been looking at quite a few offerings from Toppling Goliath Brewing and I've recently come across yet another offering from them. Today I have Dorothy's New World Lager, which gets its name from the of the founder's grandmother. Despite the immense popularity of PsuedoSue, the brewery refers to Dorothy's as their flagship beer.

Appearance - A very hazy yellow color but with some translucent characteristics and a mild amount of visible carbonation. The head has a good amount of volume to it upon pouring but it's quite soapy and loses its volume after a couple of minutes. As expected, there really isn't any lacing to speak of so it finishes clean.

Aroma - Getting some potent lager yeastiness and biscuit notes. Some graininess mixed with some light alcohol booziness while pale maltiness encompass the aroma as a whole.

Taste - Upfront I'm getting some mild lemongrass tartness & pilsner maltiness, before it gives away to the lager yeastiness

California Commons are a style that never seems to blow me away, but at the same time it doesn't disappoint either (Well, except maybe one time.) With that said, Dorothy's New World Lager is a solid beer and the pilsner touch to the flavor is a welcome addition and it comes across as one of the better California Commons that I've had.

Toppling Goliath Dorothy's New World Lager - 8.25/10

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