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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Abita Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with Willamette hops and a combination of British pale, crystal and chocolate malts. This combination gives Turbodog its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate-toffee like flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 The flagship Abita brew, IMO, and the one I keep comin' back to after all these years! I'm never sure quite how to describe this beer. It's certainly no porter, but neither is it a 'nut brown' ale. Hmmm, 'brown ale'...well, it's definitely brown (black, perhaps), and it's an ale. Super roasty, fairly thin body. Appropriately hopped and very drinkable. I think of this as a beer that a college student would brew on a dare. Extreme chocolate malt! Fun beer. I give it a half a point for the name and the ballsy style breaking they've done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2002
This is one dark beer, but the looks are deceiving. Goes down rather smooth and even a bit light. Went down a bit too easy for a 6+ ABV brew. I think I would go with a 1554 instead of this, but this is the best Abita brew I have sampled thus far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2002
A nearly 2 year old sample and still malty and flavorful. I should have saved a few more!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Didnít smell too hot, but tastes pretty damn good. It grows on you. Or maybe thatís just the 6.13% ABV....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2002
A fat sweetish funky mess of a beer, with a bit of a sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2002
One of my favorite beers to drink with choclate. Very pleasing aroma and the tast is darkly nutty. Slight toffee finish. The Abita water gives this a very nice flavor and is quite fun to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Very nutty, somewhat floral aroma coming from a rich dark body and thick, short-lived head. Complex flavor profile that starts somewhat stale but finishes with a creamy roasted maltiness. It could stand to bit a bit more balanced, but itís still one of the more interesting brown ales I have tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2002
Re-rate 10/28/02: The beer pours a deep clear garnet to brown color, the head is mountainous, the lace in thick glutinous sheets, both light chocolate brown in color. Nose is malt, nutty sweet, caramel, and fresh and clean. Front is malt sweet, the top skimpy, the finish is gently acidic, sparsely hopped, the aftertaste malt dry. A bit to much malt, and a tad to little hops for me to rank it very high. A drinkable beer none the less, and would do well in putting out the fire after eating some íOver The Top Cajun Foodí! Ranks #826 on my current 1000 beer master list.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2002
This one has a grainy kind of flavor. Tastes like a darker mexican brew. Nothing special, but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2002
This is the first time Iíve had this beer: The thing that strikes me most is the nuttiness in the finish, but Iím not all that impressed. The flavor is almost non-existent.

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