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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Victoria Dortmunder Lager

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 4.8%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Vancouver Island Brewing
Victoria Dortmunder Lager

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 4.8%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Hoppy aromas and flavors of orange and lemon oils, cauliflower with capers and dill, cedar chips, and dried mango with a round, crisp, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish displaying accents of kale, toast, squash blossoms, and grapefruit rind finish. A balanced hop-forward Dortmunder for the serious lager fan.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: orange and lemon oils, cauliflower with capers and dill, cedar chips, and dried mango
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of kale, toast, squash blossoms, and grapefruit rind
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Reuben Sandwich, Eggplant Parmesan, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced hop-forward Dortmunder for the serious lager fan.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

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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.