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Saluki Dunkeldog - Big Muddy Brewing

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78
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.57%
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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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
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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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bomber bottle into Pilsner glass, off light brown color. White 1 finger head settle quickly. Good effervescence. Some cloudiness

Aroma is slight roast malted cocoa with a bit of sweetness. A bit underwhelming but smells nice

Taste has nice toastiness with some chocaate breadmalt with some noble hops to balance. Very basic nothing complex to stand out.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Easy drinking.

This beer could be a bit better. There's nothing that stands out about it. I wish I could get more of the flavor I was sensing so was a bit underwhelmed. There's better versions of the style.

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3.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled into a Sam Adams' Perfect Pint and let warmed up to about 45º.

A=A transparent brown color...almost a mahogany. Head foamed up nice and think for a minute or so. I can't quite place it...it is different than most reds in that it is a reddish brown--more brown than red, but still quite transparent.

S=Nice aroma of malt, with some cocoa and perhaps cinnamon.

T=Sweet maltiness--a mild dunkel profile--like a whole wheat roll, some smokiness and caraway seed. Flavor is a bit lacking, however, in intensity.

M=Lighter body, with a fair amount of carbonation...probably designed as more of a session beer.

O=I'm not quite sure what to make of this one...somewhere I read that it is supposed to be a cross between a dunkel and a red, and that is what it reminds me of. The site suggests that this was designed for SIU students, hence the Saluki reference, and I can see this being a beer college students would want to drink as a better session beer...but compared to others out there, this is just a little lacking.

Photo of slammo
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I thought when I purchased this bottle it was a Munich Dunkel but apparently not. The head is a nice firm beige topping on a dark orange hued body. The mouthfeel is slick and the taste is that of caramel with a slight hop twang. Overall I am satisfied with this beer and enjoy the experience even though it is not as labeled. Better than a lot of other ambers I have had.

Saluki Dunkeldog from Big Muddy Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.