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Saluki Dunkeldog - Big Muddy Brewing

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of KellyL
1.4/5  rDev -58.2%
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.

KellyL, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of enelson
2/5  rDev -40.3%

enelson, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of justinp
2/5  rDev -40.3%

justinp, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Mumra1979
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Mumra1979, Apr 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

nheinzie57, Aug 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

bkwhoppa66, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Duff27
2.65/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

Duff27, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

acurtis, Nov 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

bigbeerfan, Jun 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

djrn2, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of SolomonGrundy
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
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...

SolomonGrundy, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of crossovert
2.85/5  rDev -14.9%
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?

crossovert, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Tone
2.98/5  rDev -11%
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.

Tone, May 02, 2010
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

RussBeercier, Jan 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

InfragilisBrew, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

lefty, Jan 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Kroller86, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

remops, Jul 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

RichH55, Feb 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

jak, May 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

captainbearcat, Dec 25, 2013
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3.16/5  rDev -5.7%

Mschury, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of champ103
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

champ103, Nov 21, 2010
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Saluki Dunkeldog from Big Muddy Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.