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Black Dog Ale - Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spanish Peaks Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cresant on 05-08-2007)
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Kendo

New York

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear but dark amber with a big, bubbly off-white head that left plenty of lacing on the way down.

S: Mild. Mainly sweet caramel malt and some grain, but not particularly strong in the nose.

T: A little odd. Sweet at first but also tangy with a sour bitterness that appears at the end of the sip. I was told this was an English-style brown ale and my comment was "it seems closer to a German altbier" as a result of that sour bitterness at the end.

M: Light in body -- actually, it's somewhat thin.

D: OK. Light in heft allows it to go down pretty easily, but that tangy finish kind of slows you down a bit.

Notes: While I was told this was an English brown, I pretty much knew right away that description was wrong. Not a bad beer, but it is a bit watery and thin and that sour tangy bitterness that lingers at the end is a bit of a turn-off. Still, it's not a bad beer per se, just not my favorite by any stretch. Worth checking out as a possible session beer, as it did go down pretty easily.

Serving type: growler

05-18-2007 04:07:28 | More by Kendo
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Black Dog Ale from Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.