RATINGS: 919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1787) - Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on November 7th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a nice dark caramel clear.
Aroma: Aroma is of nutty malt, with some hay and faint caramel.
Taste: Faint bitterness, faint caramel sweetness more on the end, hay.
Palate:Light body, a little bit of fizz.

Summary: I have been slow to start out November - need to kick it up a notch to hit 1000 total ratings before January 1st. Per usual I mostly defer for this style to the imports from Germany. Not a bad beer for the style and drinkable, but nothing that would make me choose this over others, even within American options.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2327) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine, Gainesville. Pours reddish amber with a small head. Flavor is caramel malts, leaves, grasses. Kinda bland but totally drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imperial_suchy (51) - Rybnik, POLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Piękny bursztynowy kolor z drobnopęcherzykową pianką. Pachnie słodowo owocowo. Czuć też nuty chlebowe. W smaku piwo słodkie, przypomina landrynke. Smakuje również rodzynkow chlebowo. Piwo bardzo przyjemne i bardzo pijalne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (1100) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel and bread.

Hazy/turbid dark orange/brown beer with a slight/medium

Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts and caramel; ends slightly dry with bread.

This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Only has malt flavours, which makes it very simple. Not my type of beer at all. At least the appearance is great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2726) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2016
Oranje koper kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, mout, ijzer. Smaakt zoetig, karamel, mout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3478) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2016
12 oz. bottle. BBD 02.09.17. 5.6% ABV per the label, so a different recipe. Pours a medium, well retained dark ivory body,, over a clear copper (SRM 17) body........nose is toasted malts with biscuit, cracker, bread,j hints of toffee/caramel, no hops, balance to the malts......taste is mildly hints of sweetness to start, with light toffee/caramel tones, moderate toasted malts with Vienna, Munich tones, becoming dry with mild hop bitterness, balance to the malts.......mouth feel , light of medium body, no alcohol, light carbonation. This is slightly sweeter than typical for the style, but has appropriate malt complexity. It is not a favorite style of mine, but is nicely done. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2872) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle from cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Color is dark orange to brown. Head is medium. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is malty, caramel, bubblegum, spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6269) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Owen’s Ordinary. Clear ruby amber with off-white head. Aromas of malt and caramel. Tastes of malt, caramel, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Enjoy by date: Jan. 19, 2017. Clear rust. Dirty-white head shows good retention. Very dull aroma of wet bread, Red Delicious apple, rock candy, concord grape jelly, and a hint of DMS and oxidation. Soft carbonation. Quite fruity initially, with fuzzy DMS colliding with a red apple and starchy, wet paper dullness. Poorly extracted malt is notably flabby and structureless, with its incessant sugars weighing the body down and overshadowing any body-aiding textures. Alcohol generates a moderate sting, as the sugars steadily heighten to create a medicinal effect at the swallow. Fatiguing sugars contribute to a very wet and dully malty finish, with notes of maple sugar and applesauce lingering alongside a hint of DMS. It really doesn’t get much more uninspired than this. Very syrupy-sweet as if they dumped malt extract into the bottle, and it has its share of fermentation defects. There’s essentially nothing discernible hopwise, and the sugars become tiresome after a single gulp. Drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5629) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle @ home. Smells and tastes mostly malty and sweet. Nice body, softish carbo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3581) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle at home been hitting the pumpkins and oktoberfests as best I can recently. Dark Amber pour. Nose is caramel and malty. Tastes of malt, cereal, caramel and some zucchini. Semi sweet light watery palate. Toasted finish.

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