Dogtoberfest - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by crenegar:
2.58/5 rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
First of all this beer is an Ale so it is not only not really an Oktoberfest but it is not really a Maerzan either. Personally I stronly dislike breweries calling their beers something they are not. Call it a Fest Beer, Autumn Fest, Harvest Ale whatever the hell you want to but don't use the word Maerzen on the label - it is not.
This beer has a fairly strong caramely finish, certainly too sweet for the style. This is probably because they are using ale yeasts and lower attenuation fermentations. Poured with very little head even though I got a little aggressive at the end as I saw weak head formation. Since this style doesn't mormally pour with a big head I wasn't too concerned. First couple sips were pretty good but the overly sweet malt characteristic started to poke through as the temp warmed up. We drank this beer with a few other domestic O'fests and we rated it last...Lakefront, Brooklyn and Schlafly's were all significantly better - and all of those are lagers. I usually like FlyingDog's beers (except for the IPA's) but this is one I can't recommend.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2012 23:44:20 | More by crenegar
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