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RATINGS: 1529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark burgundy color with great clarity given its shade. I like its head - a three finger light tan color with nice retention, and excellent texturing. Even after a while, it still remains a half finger high, leaving very nice, thick lacing down the side of the glass. S: Toasted caramel malts and chocolate. Very faint in general - thereís nothing wrong with it per se, but itís so aromatically boring. T: Again, not really flawed, but so damn mild and even watery. Chocolaty sweetness to start, a candylike midtaste, with a vaguely toasted finish. And thatís about it. I can chug it, at least. M: Clean, damn near bone dry, and thin. This makes it super easy to drink, but the watery factor detracts some. Good carbonation. O: The ultimate in inoffensive beer. Thereís nothing bad or good here - really, it just exists in the market place like white bread exists in a grocery store. And money no object, would you rather have white bread or the artisanal 9-grain stuff? Thought so.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1114) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Pouts dark brown ;medium-sized , beige head. Aroma of toffee , caramel and hint of chocolate . Sweet and smooth taste with slight bitterness in the end. Rather light body. Not bad , though too watery for the brown ale.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (83) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Medium dark brown with a nice light tan head. Not much of an aroma. Very smooth almost as if it is watered down too much. There is a hint of toffee flavor but I didnít taste any of the chocolate. Its not bad but nothing much to talk about.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (146) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Pours a dark brown. Thick two finger khaki head. Nice retention. Nice lacing.

Aroma is chocolate malt. Toffee too. Thereís some coffee in there. Smells like a typical brown ale.

Tastes a little sweet. Little chocolate, little toffee. Itís a little creamy. Its also a little watery. It is malty sweet and hopped enough to be slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium. Not as heavy as you might think. Its light enough to be drinkable anytime and also refreshing. Finishes bitter and dry.

Overall, its really tasty. Its not heavy. Its refreshing. It has good flavor. You canít go wrong. Totally worth it if you can find it!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Pours dark brown with a small khaki head. Leaves some lacing. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, molasses, nuts, and perhaps a little bit of caramel. Body is pretty light and watery. Overall it is nothing amazing but certainly not bad and very easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarauderSky (28) - - JUL 11, 2015
This was okay. Not exceptional, but certainly drinkable. I wouldnít mind trying it again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hank37 (188) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2015
Deep brown with thin beige head. Roasty malty aroma. Slight astringency. Mild choc and malt. Middling at best. Narp.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samma (137) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2015
From bottle: Very dark brown in appearance. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Curious combination of malts and hops. Is almost like a black IPA. Iíd like more chocolate notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at Oíhara, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours dark brown with beige head. Malty, milk chocolate, very drinkable. Light sweetish, bit watery. Nothing spectacular, but really liked the drinkability, would be nice as everyday beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2015
Pours deep brown with thin beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, a little coffee, earth. Very thin in the mouth with clean flavours of vanilla, choc, black olive, spice. In my opinion itís very thin and short but has potential if revved up a bit. Potential session option and still better than a lot of dark beers.


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