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25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.

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25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog

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84
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539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Turbodog is the inspiration for this robust dark ale. It is brewed with generous amounts of pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. Whole natural vanilla beans are added during the aging process.This combination provides a rich body and color with chocolate, vanilla and toffee-like flavor.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 09-14-2011)
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Ratings: 539 | Reviews: 201 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jaydoc, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jhhollier, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Pens1967, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Phobicsquirrel, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BayouBengal1537, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Jame515, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thanks shan8454 for the trade!

Appearance: Very dark red color with about one finger of white head, mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Faint scents, fruity maybe some malts and coffee like notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Very Smooth medium bodied. Taste was more watery than expected with very subtle toasted malts, cherry like fruit flavor, hint of coffee notes and mild vanilla bean.

Overall: Not what I expected from this brew, but not bad at all. I enjoyed this one.

Cavanaghty, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ldelancey, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

EZEKIEL_F, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Commando, Sep 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Soto, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

OB1, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Doublebog: soda-like sound; Appearance: root beer-ish; Smell: malted chocolate cocoa-y; Taste/Mouthfeel: coffee, malt, faint cocoa; smooth taste; pretty good

Poured into a pint glass.

TruePerception, Sep 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Kobal
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Nearly porter dark with a light beige head that dissipates pretty quickly. Very earthy, dry nose with a hint of chocolate/caramel sweetness. First sip gives rich nuttiness, later develops more caramel character. Malty, but not overly sweet. Some of the earthy character of the nose carries over to the palate. Medium to full bodied. I’m not usually an Abita fan and this won’t really win me over, but it’s better than some beers I’ve had from them in the past.

Kobal, Aug 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

ShanePB, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SFNC, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

AngusOg, Aug 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

LordofTime25, Aug 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Waveoff, Aug 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Minn_Joe, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

BlueMoon10, Jul 20, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Very dark brown color, and a head forms on top for a time. Carbonation bubbles are very active on the pour, but settle down fairly quickly.

S: Yep, this one is oxidized. Dark fruit aroma and nothing else.

T: Dark fruit oxidization flavors and a hint of paper. Unsurprisingly, therr is no trace of vanilla.

M: Standard feel for a beer of this percentage. Slightly low on the bubbles maybe.

O: Clearly this beer did not hold up to aging. I'm sure it was decent fresh, but but fresh this was not.

CMUbrew, Jul 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

JF1917, Jul 17, 2013
25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog from Abita Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.