Thirsty Dog Balto Heroic Lager

 
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This smooth golden lager has a sweet, caramel-like flavor with a delicate, toasty malt aroma.

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Goodgrief (2059) - 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....

3
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Hazy copper in color with a small white head. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor,too sweet for my taste.

3
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 06. Aroma is caramel malts, and toasty malt. Taste is caramel and toasted malt, with a smooth finish. not bad.

2.7
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2005
This brew is courtesy of my Bro, FootBalm.Nice amber/orange color,small white head that faded slowly and left a little lace in the center.Malty sweetish aroma with a light hop presence and a hint of caramel.Kind of flat on the flavor Malty taste with a slight caramel in there and the hops come through decent enough towards the middle and end with just a slight bitterness.As the brew warms up it gets a little better but not much,with just a little more caramel and hops showing through.Not the greatest brew but definately worth trying again.I think this is a brew that might grow on you after a few.

3.3
Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 3, 2007
12 oz bottle from Trooper11 - thanks Adam! Pours a clear light amber with a quick diminishing white head. Sweet toasty grain nose, light toffee. Sweet malty flavor, light toffee and caramel. Mildly herbal bitter finish. A solid Vienna - not sure why this is rated so low?

2.7
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy copper with a thin white sparce head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, and toast. The flavor is thin, weak, sweet, bitter, and citrusy. Watery body.

1.7
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Bottle. Ugh! This was terrible. Not well balanced with a terrible granny smith apple taste to it.

1.7
raymow (1789) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Not as good as I expected. Too sweet (in a stale-sitting-around-too-long sort of way). Not my cup of tea, but I have 2 of their other brews sitting in the fridge and I’m hoping that they’re a bit better.

2.6
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Clear gold with a tiny head and zero lacing. Aroma did not contribute to the overall enjoyment; malts, maybe. Smooth, sweet flavor that worked well in washing down some pizza, but not something I would break out to impress friends or family. Cute pooch on the label, though.

2.8
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2006
(Bottle from Tully’s) Seems kind of uninspired...Pours slightly hazy slightly orange golden with three fingers of off white head. Head forms some globs on surface after receding. Aroma initially bready but when head recedes there’s only a very light trace of caramel and perhaps some sour. Mouthfeel a little rough, lightly prickly, medium-body. No real lacing. Flavor is kind of weakly malty with a hint of sour citrus. Lightly bitter finish. Really seems more like a helles than a Vienna. This could be an older bottle based on the overall lackluster flavor, globs on the surface and light sour notes.


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