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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Dogtoberfest is a unique beer containing five premium malts. This lager draws its influence from the Vienna Marzen or Oktoberfest style. It is rich and malty with a sweet aroma and deep mahogany color.


KajII's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium amber brown with a large (2-3 fingers) rocky light tan head that lasted a little while leaving behind some puddled residue floating on top thus producing excellent lacing that really stuck to the glass. The aroma was strong of a toasted biscuit malt, a nice piney hop and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel and dried dark fruit. It tasted malty-sweet with a hint of caramel at first and mildly bitter from the hops at the finish with a touch of dried fruit at the end with the flavor lasting a really nice long time after the swallow. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and a little dry in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a very impressive brew for this style, a perfect blending of flavors with a nice mild hop finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4976) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
16oz stein at Pizza Paradiso Georgetown pours a mostly clear, copper amber with some creamy, white head. Nose is standard, malty, some yeasty dough, cracker, a little fall fruit, mild golden raisin. Flavor is the same, malty sweet, biscuit, a little bread, some orange too, a little dried apple. Crisp finish. Solid representation.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (358) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Malty aromas and a sweet malty flavour, not my kind of beer at all. Tastes too macro for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (526) - Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
On tap. Cooper color with one finger head. Malty aroma. Bready taste with some caramel. Ends dry. Decent version. Frederick Oktoberfest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Aroma: grain and cereal malts. Appearance: clear, hazy brown, massive, beige, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: bread and caramel malts. Overall: OK, Maerzen, but nothing to write home about. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
klk343 (66) - - OCT 2, 2014
Clear Amber color with a white head that stays intact. A standard lager that isn’t very exciting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (124) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
" There is sauerkraut in my lederhosen." I repeat: " There is sauerkraut in my lederhosen! " Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Amber colour with white head. Yeast, bread and malt aromas. Fairly sweet taste. Nothing much to get excited about.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"better than i expected from this brewery. nice interplay between the caramel malt flavors and the floral hops. a little more likvely than i expect in the style with little of the harshness that makes me shy from flying dog."

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2188) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Bread, caramel, malts aromas. Caramel, toast, slight goopy flavors. Alright.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1470) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, copper colour. Tiny halo of white. Brown sugar and red fruit sweetness. Some spice. Hint of vanilla. Taste is fusty sweet to start. Lots of paper dryness. Palate is a little astringent. Finishes light dry, with some bitterness.


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