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Dogtoberfest - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

847 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 847
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 30
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-02-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

rdoggg, Today at 02:17 AM
Photo of delta490
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Pours a deep aged copper with a short-lasting hear. Ever so slight lacing. The aroma is mild but moderately complex, with nice caramel malt, a little fruit, and a bit of earth. Unfortunately once the head burns away, so does the aroma, leaving almost nothing. The taste is adequate, but not terribly interesting. It lacks both the robust malt or the counter-balancing hops. There's a decent weight to the body but a bit too much carbonation. Somewhere between OK and good.

delta490, Yesterday at 09:41 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Lucular, Sunday at 11:52 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JandJMD, Sunday at 05:23 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

deadliest, Saturday at 01:48 AM
Photo of hophugger
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Ok brew. Definitely my least favorite of all of the Flying Dog brews. Maybe I am not the biggest Marzen fan, but here goes....Pours dark gold, beautifully clear. Head is good and lacing is nice. Aroma is malty and so is the taste, malt sweetness and slightly crisp with only a slight aftertaste

hophugger, Friday at 10:26 PM
Photo of everythingiszen
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Solid marzen. Coppery in color and in taste even. No odd notes. Medium body. Not quite session-y, but I'd have a few if you're buying.

everythingiszen, Friday at 03:01 AM
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4.84/5  rDev +36%

Bradzo228, Wednesday at 06:29 PM
Photo of seedyone
4/5  rDev +12.4%

01/02/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Good solid beer. Balanced. Thirst quenching. A tad heavy for a session, but works well into a mix.

seedyone, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Pours a one finger head that goes away pretty rapidly. It is a muddled and hazy burnished copper.

S: Great light smell of ripening bananas with some nice esters and earthiness.

T: Nice even flavor, with a bit of sweetness. Tastes like it smells with some good ester and banana flavors in there.

M: Just a bit of carbonation.

O: Lots of Belgian flavors here, from the esters to the ripe bananas, but on all on a nice light even scale.

gillagorilla, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Navalartichoke, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Dave_Treat, Sep 07, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

mmhannon, Sep 05, 2014
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1.16/5  rDev -67.4%

Flash0013, Sep 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

kevinmaher, Sep 03, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

Gravesnyper, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

sanitarium16, Sep 01, 2014
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2.32/5  rDev -34.8%

Furtaw, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

cbalbrecht, Aug 31, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +11.2%

Jamila10ten, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

On tap
Pours a light brown, clear, with a fair amount of head that dies sustain well at the sides. Carbonation is visible and active. Smell is of light brown sugar sweetness, with a brown bread maltiness. Some fruit can also be discerned, raisin being one, as well as a bit of pepper-like spice

The taste does follow the nose, specifically on the brown-sugar/bread/raisin front. There is a hint of a taste I get in classic brown ales, as well as a bit of something like orange marmalade. The end taste does have a bit of spice, pepper, maybe something like cardamom, just to end the taste. The feel is well carbonated, medium tending toward light body.

Actually better than I expected in a style I can take or leave.

cjgiant, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

dcorn, Aug 29, 2014
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Dogtoberfest from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 847 ratings.