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Saluki Dunkeldog - Big Muddy Brewing

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Muddy Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is what happens when an American Amber meets a German Dunkel. Aromatic and Munich malts yield a slight sweetness balanced with a hint of chocolate roast. The result is a very approachable beer with a smooth distinctive taste.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: karst on 03-03-2010)
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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my last beer at the Great Taste '10, and it was nice to finally track down a (fresh) bottle to review.

Into a tulip, Saluki Dunkel Dog pours an attractive reddish amber with bright jewel-tone clarity. About a finger of foam on top, that remains for the first few sips, later forming a ring around the edges. It laces nicely with spindly arcs of lace dripping down into the beer.

As it warms, there's a nutty malt character that comes out. Simple multigrain bread and clean toasted malt notes. This translates directly into the flavor, very malt forward with nutty, bready flavors of mutigrain toast. Little to no hop character, but there is a faint bitterness in the aftertaste. Zero corn, DMS, or diacetyl (likely a dirty tap line if you're getting any of that). Exceptionally clean, obviously all malt, no adjuncts. Body is crisp and light, the flavor isn't wild and crazy, but it's a fine Amber Ale. Finishing the bomber is no problem.

One to pair with many foods, suitable for any situation. A good introductory craft beer, simple and well made. Simplicity is vastly underrated these days... obviously no one is trying to reinvent the wheel here, just make quality craft beer for the locals. Hope to see more from this tiny new Illinois brewery in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 20:10:33 | More by emerge077
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This pours a semi-cloudy amber color with a foamy beige head. The aroma is mostly malty with not much else that my nose could pick out. The flavor is rather simple with an average taste of grains and malt. There is a lingering grassy grain after taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 01:54:45 | More by Lemke10
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offthelevel_bytheplumb

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3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my Warsteiner mug. Pours a clear, light brown with a finger length tan head that dissipates quickly. Smell brings forth some big caramel and toffee notes, and there is some noticeable grass in the background. I find there to be some vanilla as well, but it isn't strong. Taste is much less bold than the nose, but there is more of a hop presence. The sweet, toasty malts are still the story to this one, and it's a good story. There is a lingering toasty caramel aftertaste, but I don't get the roasty chocolate that the brewery advertises it has. I do understand what they are saying when they say this is a very approachable beer, because it is a lighter bodied beer, but not watery, and it has decent balance to it.

Overall: This isn't the greatest Amber Ale I've had, or the best beer I've had by Big Muddy. With that said, this is a very reasonably priced beer and a very sessionable beer. You don't have to run to the store right now to get a sixer, but you should consider picking one up the next time you see it.

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Saluki Dunkeldog from Big Muddy Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.