Dogtoberfest - Flying Dog Brewery
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2.88/5 rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
"Dogtoberfest"... give me a break. This brewery has worn the "dog" theme out. I wanted to try an American Marzen, this was the only one the store had, the only other marzens were imports (Paulaner and Spaten) which I've had. "Dog" on the otherhand best describes this brew.
Does not look, smell or taste like the imported marzens that I've enjoyed over the years. Mouthfeel is okay, drinkability is not. Flying Dog appears to have taken some malty recipe and over hopped it just for the hell of it (or because that's the "in" thing to do)....Das ist gut Bier, ja? Nicht!
I don't disagree with the idea of "pushing the envelope" but for gods sake don't call this a marzen call it something else. But wait...what am I saying?....They did..."Dog"toberfest. I'll take a pass in the future and I'll not recommend it to anyone wanting to try the style.
Edit: My initial opinion of this was lousy. I think I am becoming weary of the..."adding more hops will fix anything mentality".... After relaxing with a couple more of these, I got past the "hop shock" and actually started enjoying it. I just raised my taste and drinkabality #'s...I still think the name is silly and would not recommend this for someone wanting to experience the style for the first time.
Edit #2: I keep wanting to give this a chance, If it was an IPA, I'd have no problem with the hops but as it is, it'll get no further breaks from me. IMHO for the style, the hops are just simply over the top.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2007 01:08:04 | More by scottblaze
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