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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Sled Dog is a very malty, full-bodied lager brewed with lots of Munich, dark caramel and chocolate malts, and Northern Brewer and Tettnang hops. The flavors start out with caramel and chocolate and finish with just a touch of hops. Available September-April


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 30, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. The label has no freshness date or abv%. Appearance: Looking into the glass I am presented with a deep garnet red brew with good clarity and a tall off white to light tan head. This head slowly fades out leaving some spotty lacing at the top of the glass. Smell: There is a big rich malty character coming out of the glass. In it I get candy sweet notes like a grape sucker or grape soda. This is backed up with a big bready sweet maltiness Taste/Palate: The big malty sweetness from the aroma hits the tongue with candy like grape notes inside of a somewhat modest medium to full bodied bready sweetness. In the back ground there are some very subdued hop notes that offer a touch of herbal leafy spice with almost no bitterness. The palate is very smooth and lightly carbonated. Its sweetness sticks on the palate a bit but not in a heavy or to cloying a way. Notes: It’s not the most complex Doppelbock but there is something about its basic character that I like and find enjoyable to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2011
12 ounce thanks to murphym45. Caramel and sweet. Slightly thin body. Little bit of cherry in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1881) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Draft. Smells of chocolate, nuts and honey. Color is a brownish hue witj no head. Tyasyte is breadyu with carmel, malts and a touch of hops to balance it out. Smooth and abv is hidden well. Perfect for a cold night

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Wagner Valley Sled Dog Doppelbock is a very clear, ruby lager that’s topped with a khaki ring that leaves decent lacing. It smells sweet, melanoidal and grainy. It’s full bodied and syrupy with a dry, chewy finish. It tastes slightly sweet and bready. Alcohol is present in the finish. It has a slightly medicinal bitterness. It’s a solid doppelbock.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours a reddish dark amber with a foamy off-white/beige head. Aromas of sweet malt and chocolate. Full bodied with coarsely foamy carbonation. Flavor is toffee/lightly treacle/hint of chocolate. Not a trace of heat. Finish is sweet, but not sickenly so. Good beer for winter evenings.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4705) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. Light Munich and wood in the nose. Surprisingly fruitiness. Beautiful dark copper color that still retains some translucence. Tan head. Taste is fairly sweet with only a low undercurrent of bitterness. Some faint dark roast and coffee, but more about the rich malts, has some chocolate and fruitiness. Medium body is a little flat but with a sort of smoky dryness, and the aftertaste is elegant and smooth. Alcohol very well-hidden, I would have guessed maybe 5%. On the gentler side of Doppelböcke, but extremely pleasant and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pete4999 (992) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany without much visible carbonation/head on it. Very impressed - very malty, some caramel and maybe even a little apple/fruitiness in it. Good texture and mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On draft at the brewery. A very mild doppelbock, but with plenty of alcohol punch. Mildly sweet and I’d say - medium bodied. Easy to drink. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Color is a nice reddish brown. Not much head to speak of, thought it remains throughout the glass. Minimal carbonation. Thick, smoky, syrupy smell. Has a sweetness under the heavy smell of alcohol. Sweet, malty aroma. Almost no hops to speak of. Dark, bocky flavor. Almost a hint of raisin, warms you right up. Has a bit of a cellar scent to it, but that could be due to the beer’s age, which is unknown. A small bit of sourness; not unwelcome. Somewhat syrupy. This whole beer just screams thickness. Remains on the palate for a few minutes afterward. Have to sip this one due to it’s thickness. I will now drink "one" for every variation of the word "thick" in this review.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma of medicine, malt, burnt caramel, and yeast. Poured copper/amber in color with a small, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Hazy. Very slightly sparkling. A few small particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, burnt caramel, nuts, slight medicine, light dark ripe fruit, and light caramel. Medium to full body. Viscous, coating texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, malt, nut, burnt caramel finish. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.


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