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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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KellyL

Illinois

1.4/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Little head, quickly dissipated. The color was ok, not spectacular. Smelled of wet cardboard. The taste was unacceptible, off flavors and a metallic finish. Extremely thin mouthfeel.

I tried to choke it down but ended up dumping it. I hope that this was a bad bottle because I can't see it being a good seller. At least I got a bigger bottle for homebrew.

I can't say that I would be courageous enough to try it again. MAYBE I'd try it on tap if I ever found it.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 17:45:50 | More by KellyL
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enelson

Illinois

2/5  rDev -40.1%

02-08-2012 23:50:53 | More by enelson
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justinp

Illinois

2/5  rDev -40.1%

03-21-2014 01:28:46 | More by justinp
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Mumra1979

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

04-08-2012 16:18:38 | More by Mumra1979
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nheinzie57

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

08-06-2012 16:22:18 | More by nheinzie57
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

12-11-2013 01:50:06 | More by bkwhoppa66
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Duff27

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- half inch light tan head with a dark amber/brown beer beneath it. Decent head retention, no lacing.

S- sweet malts, slght breadness.

T- more brown malts, faint hops. Small coffee hint, maybe.

M- thin, watery. Alright carbonation.

D/O- this one was okay. Nothing special. Good sessional amber.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 01:59:17 | More by Duff27
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

11-28-2013 06:06:47 | More by acurtis
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

06-08-2012 03:08:23 | More by bigbeerfan
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

11-28-2013 06:03:40 | More by djrn2
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SolomonGrundy

California

2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to GraniteSkunk for this extra. Always like trying new things!!

The basics: no idea on price (trade) and 5.4% ABV...

Let's hope this beer is better than the Sabres' performance through 2 periods of this game 7...It can't possibly be WORSE!!!

A hazy rust colored amber. About a half-finger of head. Kight carbonation. OK yet sparse lacing. Meehh...

Heavily malty aromas. Lots of caramel malt, especially. A hint of brown sugar. MAYBE a tiny hint of cinnamon...It's ok but nothing special.

Flavor is weird...and thin. That seems to be an M.O. of this brewery. Maybe they're trying to keep the price down or something...Up front I get a spritzy tang that quickly disappears. This slowly leads into a middle that shows some malty and roasty characteristics, but they are subtle. Finish doesn't display much more as it slowly drags the malt out with what appears to be a hint of hops...This beer is unfortunately too bland to suggest trying...

What I like most: The nice color.

What I like least: The thin flavor profile.

Verdict: Strike two against Big Muddy. They need to get their recipies in line...

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 01:40:40 | More by SolomonGrundy
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crossovert

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bought it thinking it was a Munich dunkel.

It is a dark brownish amber.

Smell is light slightly metallic, hoppy.

Tastes like a standard brewpub brown ale/red ale/amber ale combo. Not interesting in the least bit. Drinkable because of the lack of character.

Do we really need this many amber ales?

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 04:33:27 | More by crossovert
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Tone

Missouri

2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of wheat, yeast, and slight sweet malt. A rather weak aroma, on the whole. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of grain, yeast, and slight pale malt. Overall, weak aroma and body, below average for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2010 22:58:27 | More by Tone
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RussBeercier

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-26-2014 13:56:31 | More by RussBeercier
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-27-2013 01:37:53 | More by InfragilisBrew
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lefty

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-10-2013 23:14:13 | More by lefty
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Kroller86

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

10-09-2013 01:32:40 | More by Kroller86
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-25-2013 21:10:32 | More by Kaveman
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remops

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-30-2013 00:45:13 | More by remops
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-16-2013 19:25:34 | More by Kahlstrom
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RichH55

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

02-08-2012 19:10:20 | More by RichH55
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jak

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-10-2014 18:49:11 | More by jak
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captainbearcat

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-25-2013 19:38:44 | More by captainbearcat
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champ103

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tres Hombres in Carbondale IL.

A: Pours a hazy brown color. At first a one finger white head forms, and recedes in a moment. Light lace.
S: Sweet malt, lightly toasted, but plenty of diacetyl in the nose.
T: Again, lightly toasted, sweet, and diacetyl.
M/D: A medium body and good carbonation. Not hard to drink. The diacetyl keeps this from having more than one in a sitting.

Not bad, but the diacetyl is to much. I am a proud Saluki, and really wanted to like this beer. Though it is nothing great. Nothing bad either. I will have another in hopes of another MVC title. Be proud of the only local beer in Southern Illinois right now. Even if it is a little flawed.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2010 02:52:28 | More by champ103
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Fizzy, reddish-brown and malty, this is a reasonably good session brew. It is a little hazy, with a tan head and large carbonic bubbles. The smell is all about the malt. A hint of woodyness and hops, but mostly malt. The beer has a sugary up front sweetness, but the carbonation and bitterness offer some balance. The mouthfeel is spritzy and lighter than expected.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 01:53:50 | More by Suds
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Saluki Dunkeldog from Big Muddy Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.