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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,390 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,390
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 64
Gots: 136 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001)
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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From 01/20/13 notes. Had on tap at some sports bar in Chicago. 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky reddish-brown color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bready malts, wheat, dark fruits, nuts, toasted malts, grains, and biscuit malts. Fruit is nice, very malty.

t - Tastes of sweet fruity malts, dark fruits, earthy notes, bread, wheat, grains, toasted malts, nuts, and light sweet caramel malts. Sweeter than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a decent brown ale. Sweet and some nice fruit to it, and easy to drink. Nothing mind blowing but could revisit at a bar with not a lot of craft options.

mdfb79, Jan 25, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured this beer from the bottle, noticing a deep, almost opaque reddish-brown color and a modest beige head that settles to a thin film of foam, but I left the room for a minute right after pouring. When I returned, I was welcomed back to my seat by a wave of rich, caramel sweetness. Unfortunately, the wonderful sweetness somehow seemed to evaporate with the head, and my first deliberate smell of the beer yielded nothing but dull combination of mild lactose-like sweetness, some musty hops, and an afternote of dry cocoa. The flavor is marginally better but still sadly bland, with a light, sweet blend of milk chocolate and a mildest noticeable toffee character, although each characteristic seems to develop nicely as the beer warms. The texture is good enough, with a nice medium body that is lightened by a fine carbonation. Overall, although certainly drinkable, the superficial flavor profile leaves much to be desired.

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,390 ratings.