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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


Shot's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shot (154) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a dark copper with a thin head that never dissipates. Aromas of caramel, citrus, cut grass. The flavors are complex. Definite caramel and grapefruit up front with a hint of brown sugar. Malty, nutty finish with citrus notes and a whisper of pepper. Medium mouthfeel. Just a beautiful, well-made beer! As smooth and delightful as a sunset on a summer day. This one is a keeper!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChiGuy68 (416) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a hazy copper with a frothy beige head. Aroma of hops, spicy malt, and a hint of soap. Taste of semisweet caramel and malt with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (271) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcopeau (4) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
Pours a slightly hazy amber. Mild aroma of toasty malts with some hop spice. Flavor is crisp toast, with mildly sweet biscuit malt. Well balanced with some warm spicy hops with a touch of deep citrus hop. There’s a whole lot of flavor for session amber ale. I’ll certainly have it agalin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2196) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
16 oz draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grain and some citrus. Taste it malts, grain and herbs.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt/biscuit, caramel, & some hops; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, herbal hops, and some citrus; Somewhat metallic - just decent.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (2028) - 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 (1498) - 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 (33) - 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 (1121) - 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 (2690) - 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.


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