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Barley Forge Brewing Company

Barley Forge Brewing Company
Grandpa Tractor Dortmunder Lager

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Barley Forge Brewing Company
Grandpa Tractor Dortmunder Lager

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Light brilliant yellow color. Delicate, earthy, dank aromas and flavors of roasted corn, omelet, and praline with a silky, vibrant, fizzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy watercress, carrot, and lemon pepper bread finish. An earthy, zesty dortmunder; serve very cold.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & light
Aroma Aroma: roasted corn, omelet, and praline
Taste Flavor: watercress, carrot, and lemon pepper bread
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Noodle Soup, Salmon Burger, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, zesty dortmunder; serve very cold.

The Producer

Barley Forge Brewing

The Producer
2957 Randolph Ave Ste B
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
USA
1 714-641-2084

Dortmunder

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Dortmunders are straw to pale gold in color and range in alcohol from 5-6%. These beers are well-balanced, smooth and refreshing, and tend to be stronger and fuller than other pale lagers or Munich Helles styles. They may also be a shade darker and a touch hoppier. The style originated from the city of Dortmund in northern Germany. The "export" appendage refers to the fact that dortmunder beers were exported to surrounding regions. Today the term “dortmunder” widely refers to stronger lagers brewed for export, though not necessarily from Dortmund. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes dortmunder Gold, DAB Original, Three Floyds Jinx Proof and Berghoff DortWunder Lager.