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K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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K-9 Cruiser Winter AleK-9 Cruiser Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

634 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-30-2001)
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Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +4.5%

08-18-2014 17:44:22 | More by GameOfBeers
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -3.9%

08-15-2014 13:32:50 | More by beersdmf17
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

08-11-2014 21:31:44 | More by DrunkinYogi
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RRE1991

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-11-2014 20:50:57 | More by RRE1991
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rojapa

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-09-2014 20:46:11 | More by rojapa
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ryhn0

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-09-2014 02:58:39 | More by ryhn0
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funkyfritos

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

08-09-2014 02:57:15 | More by funkyfritos
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LagerDogger


5/5  rDev +50.2%

08-08-2014 04:19:04 | More by LagerDogger
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

08-06-2014 06:03:43 | More by zestar
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Robyn

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-04-2014 04:20:02 | More by Robyn
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JeffKowalek

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

08-01-2014 01:25:30 | More by JeffKowalek
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ryanflc

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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Monochrome

France

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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ericmakara

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-14-2014 14:53:15 | More by DavidHume
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-08-2014 02:28:26 | More by wrightst
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ffshore545

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-04-2014 00:28:34 | More by ffshore545
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JamFuel

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

06-25-2014 03:02:59 | More by cfurey13
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +24.6%

I am continuing to reduce my backlog of beer, seasonally apropos or not, since I cannot justify trading for CANs or buying more bottles when I have so much to drink as it stands currently.

From the bottle: "Your legs are strained and your ass is clenched as you descend down the face. You don't even notice the blood drip from your nose as the powder is crushed beneath you. It's freezing cold, but you don't feel a goddamn thing."; "Seasonal Selection"; "'Good People Drink Good Beer' - Hunter S. Thompson".

I went with an aggro pour since nothing on the label suggested doing otherwise. There was an initial pseudo-cascade before I backed off, but I still ended up with three fingers of dense, rocky tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep-copper (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very malty, kind of nutty with an underlying spiciness like nutmeg. Believe it or not, I actually prefer drinking these kinds of beers when the temperature warms up. I truly prefer this sort of thing to most Hefeweizens, for instance. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full and the inherent heat in this one was immediately obvious on the tongue. Phew! Once the initial burn abated, I got flavors of dried dark fruits, spices and a bit of molasses. Finish was dry as a bone, rather hot, even after six months, giving greater weight to my waiting to drink it. I want to try this again in the Winter, just to see what it is like fresh, but this was quite good.

06-24-2014 01:24:40 | More by woodychandler
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Klebe

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-20-2014 16:22:40 | More by Klebe
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +10.5%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/18/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, light nuttiness, light roast, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast fruitiness; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, light roast, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, light roast, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice robustness and complexity of big dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast fruitiness; with minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English strong ale. Big robustness and nice complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

06-20-2014 03:02:06 | More by superspak
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-18-2014 12:17:24 | More by Vogt52
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

05-29-2014 23:31:00 | More by muskiesman
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K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.