Thirsty Dog Balto Heroic Lager

RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This smooth golden lager has a sweet, caramel-like flavor with a delicate, toasty malt aroma.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2008
I received some of this as a Christmas present. and Just re-unearthed from the unused garage fridge...I fear spoiled beer. The pour is a cloudy orange-ish color, with a small fast dissipating white head. The pour has a pretty good number of bubbles raising up from the glass. the Aroma is sweet mild hops with some fruity overtones. The flavor is bitter, and earthy. Lighter body. An interesting beer. I would like to try it on tap somewhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2008
pours from the bottle a hazy iced tea color topped by a thin whitish head. strange fruity aroma is hard to nail down... theres lemon and grapefruit for sure along with flowers and sweet grain but i cant place the other fruit. the palate is sweet... similar to they way sweetened tea is. the flavor is tannic, lemony, grainy and grassy but finishes with a weird sourness that seems out of place. medium body, dry and crisp. prickly mouth feel from the carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a fizzy head. Bitter, grainy aroma. Grain and caramel taste. Medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Oct. 2007 - Orange brown pour with almost no head or lacing. Chunky yeasties in the bottom. Flavor was light caramel, sweet with a bitter/sour finish. There were also some notable citrus aspects, sweet overripe grapefruit. Very disappointing from a brewer that I love their other offerings....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7848) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Beer pours a clear golden color. The aroma is malts, grain, caramel. Flavor is a light caramel, with notes of sugar and grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Pours dark golden with a mostly receding wispy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, and sticky wort. Taste is malty, toffee, nuts, sticky bread and herbal hops. Mouthfeel is full bodied and lightly sticky with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2684) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Cloudy, dark golden pour. Short white head. Strong aroma of sweet malts and grain (sweetened breakfast cereal) with big notes of caramel and apricot. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Watery texture. Sweet, caramel and honey-like finish. This is really close to being a very drinkable beer, but the sweetness gets to you about half-way through the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Amber color with a short head that fades and leaves only a ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. The aroma is warm and malty. Caramel and a hint of spice come through. The flavor is very malty sweet. Caramel, sugar and a bit of buttery flavor shows. This is quite nice actually.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of caramel and a little bready. Tastes of caramel and a little fruity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bridgetek (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007 does not count
Nice color. Carmel flavor with light hops. Very weak finish; woulod probably avoid in the future.

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