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RATINGS: 1535   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Draft. Served at, of all places, the German Kristkindlmart at Chicagoís Daley Plaza. Oh well, Iíve already had the Stiegl and HB last winter...

Actually served a bit too cold to make out much of the character. But still, itís pretty good. A bit of spiciness in the tan foam make me think briefly of a Christmas ale. A general hop bitterness is apparent at the first taste, then I caught some good chocolate malt with very little astringency. Looks good, tastes good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (37) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
My first Abita brew. Kind of weak for my taste preference. Though drinkable itís certainly far from what I would enjoy regularly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1618) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, bread, caramel, bread and some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet leading to a bready finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (38) - Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown with beige head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is again roasted malt, with very slight bitterness. Seems a bit watered down for a brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12 oz single bottle purchased at Mollyís Spirits and poured into a pint glass. Deep brown appearance with a moderate light brown head and average dissipation. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, nutty malts, toffee and light roast. Similar flavor, adding a moderate earthy/roasty bitterness, a light malt sweetness and a hint of smoke. Medium body with ample carbonation and a light dry, bitter finish. Not bad, but kind of hard to drink and it just seems a little off. Pairing: Widespread Panic - Dog Song > Fishwater, from 03/31/92, The Inferno, Steamboat Springs, CO

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (760) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2015
Deep brown, slightly cloudy pour with a nice beige head. Toffee/burnt sugar aroma, a little chocolate. Sweet toffee, a little chocolate, a little thin but nice flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1278) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
November 4th, 2013 - New Orleans is Abita territory - something I never knew - but itís a great opportunity to see how and why the city has taken a shine to this line of beers, and whether and how it competes with all the other libations folks are sloshing around in the streets, from cups and mouths alike. First is the Turbodog, readily available, and sweet and sticky, to match the hot southern air. The color is a deep burnt brown, made darker by the sultry atmosphere of our bar. On the nose I get a nice, fresh hop smell, almost sweet, and light, reserved and conservative. Everything about the flavor is light too: light flavor, light hops touch, light body, but the hops does cut deeper and more intensely in the aftertaste, mingling with some sugar sweetness. The different flavors donít jump out at me as unique or special, but itís a solid brew for listening to live music, where the focus is on your ears, not your tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1193) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (214) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (219) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (946) - 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.

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