Vancouver Island Sea Dog Amber Ale

 
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Formerly brewed at Vancouver Island Brewing
Style: Altbier
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sea Dog is an amber ale fashioned after the German Altbier style. Like a true Altbier, it is fermented with ale yeast, but at a colder lager temperature. This gives it a clean finish with no esters like a lager, but retaining the malty quality of an ale. Its deep copper colour comes from a heavy addition of dark crystal malt, and a touch of chocolate malt. Sea Dog is lightly bittered, so as to not mask it’s intense maltyness. Most of its hop character comes from a heavy dose of Willamette and Hallertauer hops at the very end of the boil.

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3.2
AleRider78 (1456) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
Pours a foamy off white head and has an amber appearance but is still quite clear. Mild and light roasted malt aromas, wheats, grains and earthy hops. Flavours are mainly dark roasted malts. Very light toffee and caramel hints. Wet mouthfeel. Light tingling sensation. Pretty good.

2.9
Ferris (16499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Draft - Caramel. Clear Amber with a decent beige head. Light caramel, Apple and a light finish.

2.9
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
On tap at The Docks, in Victoria. Pours an amber colour with a small tan head. Aroma is biscuit, malts, some caramel. Not bad but will be quickly forgotten.

3.6
cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
341ml bottle
5.2% ABV
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
September 24, 2013
The beer pours a translucent dark amber colour with a thin tad head. Aroma is sweet malt, molasses, and grains. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is on the sweet malt with dark fruit, molasses, and grains.

4.3
MarkoNm (2933) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a clear amber color, topped with a tan colored head. There is a very pleasant biscuity aroma, some caramel and malts. The taste is creamy, with easily noted caramel and chocolate notes. A lingering caramel aftertaste. Extremely drinkable and ejoyable. One of the best lately.

3.3
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice easy drinking Alt.

2.9
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Pleasant sipper for a warm afternoon. Amber in the glass with a white head. Nose is slightly yeasty with a touch of citrus. Some malt on the tongue with a touch of hops.


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