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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,599 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,599
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 83
Gots: 263 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with Willamette hops and a combination of pale, crystal and chocolate malts. This combination gives Turbodog its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate toffee-like flavor. Turbodog began as a specialty ale but has gained a huge loyal following and has become one of our flagship brews.

28 IBU
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A: Served in a beaker a black color with some light coming through it and a frothy two finger tan head on top.

S: Rich chocolate and caramel malt aroma with some molasses and chicory aromas. Some brown bread aroma is clean and fresh. Burnt barley is present but not overpowering. Hops are earthy and with a touch of spice but subdued by the sweet aromas.

T: Smooth roasted and burnt barley are full on with additional brown bread and molasses notes. Hints of chocolate and chicory from the burnt malt. Hops add some spicy and bittering flavors to balance the sweetness.

M: Medium body and tight carbonation that is just right for this style. Finish is slightly dry.

D: Exemplary brown ale and one full of flavor and not watery for this style. It remains interesting throughout and beckons one to try more.

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A: black with shades of dark red... gorgeous bright red bottom when held to the light... awesome head, 2 finger, tan, fluffy and assymetric...retains pretty well, doesn’t stick much to the glass... 4.5

S: malts and cherry..sweet toffee... some chocolate/vanilla mixed undertone... 3.5

T: strong malt character.. toffee and slight chocolate... a little cherry, rasperry, currant...pretty mild aftertaste, but pleasant... 4.0

MF: smooth and balanced, not much more to say. 4.0

O: a nice session beer... my first Abita, i was impressed. I’d much rather spend a little more and get the similar (in my opinion) Unibroue Tres Pistoles from the same corner store... 4.0

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
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