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Sundog is an ale whose amber color is as deep as the copper glow of a Lake Michigan sunset. Its Biscuit malt and Fuggle hops give it a toasty character and a subtle, malty sweetness. We believe Sundog is the deepest, richest amber you’ll find anywhere.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Draught at the brewery. Appearance is ideal for the style. Malt and hop balance are middle of the road. Not bad, but not outstanding.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (1722) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle: One of the first beers I had when I began rating beers, back in the day. Clean, clear amber & light copper with a small, wispy white head. The retaining collar actually leaves a decent bit of lace on the glass. Aroma is very generic... Very malty, albeit kind of light & timid. Mild caramel, toasted biscuit. Extremely faint earthy/floral notes. Strange metallic & sweaty aroma, too, especially as it warms up. I always get that weird, sweaty off-aroma with this beer. Not sure why or what it is. Flavor of caramel malt, biscuits, toasted barley, & just a hint of orange peel. Watery, metallic finish with a thin mouth feel. There’s nothing to this one, really. Better options are most certainly available.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bif (1420) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a fair head and spotty lacing. Aroma is a bit muted with malt and caramel. Taste of toasty malt, caramel with bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body with no real flair. Decent beer but nothing out of the ordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglebones (25) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Nice deep, clear amber color with huge offwhite head and lots of lacing. Aroma is malty and fruity. Taste is sweet with just a hint of bitterness. Medium body and moderate carbonation with a slightly oily feel. Not bad overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1045) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Draft pour amber. Nose crisp malt, Some fruit hop. Taste similar to nose. Caramel and sweet malt. Minimal mineral palate sweet. Malt carries through finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/27/2014. Pours lightly cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, nuttiness, light citrus zest, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light citrus zest, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish, Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good amber ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
georger (7) - - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
Gorgeous color - light amber. Mild aroma - not a strong hoppy aroma. Refreshing taste. Nice amber ale for summer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (182) - Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
At Heathers in Springboro. Immediate caramel taste with a slight wheat taste that finishes with a hint of hops. And a sweetness that stays with you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (321) - Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
A rich flavorful amber with a toasted malt slightly sweet flavor. Has a fizzy palate and golden amber color. I liked it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (757) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12 oz bottle pours an amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, light floral. Light bodied, basic amber

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (577) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a little bit of a darker amber color with a thin head and no lace there. The aroma is very malty. There is a hint of roast, but the malts are holding down the fort. The flavor is surprisingly bitter for an amber. I like how it goes from the sweetness of the malt and flows through a decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is really thin with notice carbonation and leaves a forgettable lightly dry aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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