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Saluki Dunkeldog - Big Muddy Brewing

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: karst on 03-03-2010

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
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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 25
Photo of KellyL
1.44/5  rDev -57.3%
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.

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Duff27
2.66/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.83/5  rDev -16%
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...

Photo of crossovert
2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
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?

Photo of kitch
2.94/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A friend handpicked this beer as one of three fillers for a six pack to bring back to me in Hong Kong. I like to try different beers from different brewers but to be honest, the packaging is not all that attractive to me, and I probably would not have picked this off the shelf. Poured the 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: It poured a clear dark rusty amber colour with a one finger head that dissipates quickly and no lacing.
S: Smells of malt, maybe plum and apple, but a hint of metallic at the end ruined it.
T: A bit light and thin. It was like watered down plum juice with an unfortunate light metallic aftertaste.
M: Light, goes down easy, medium carbonation.
O: It’s not bad and it feels great in my mouth, but the flavours could be more pronounced and the beer would improve plenty without the metallic smell and taste that lingers at the end.

Photo of Tone
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Saluki Dunkeldog from Big Muddy Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.