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K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

Not Rated.
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: 26 | 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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jcoulighan

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

02-16-2013 01:57:23 | More by jcoulighan
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aztraz

Sweden

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-25-2012 19:00:26 | More by aztraz
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broller


3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-11-2013 05:49:57 | More by broller
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-14-2013 02:34:30 | More by timjim1327
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SakellariosVouvalis

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-28-2014 16:05:05 | More by SakellariosVouvalis
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cpn920

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

Poured amber with a head that was gone in a flash. Smelled of malt and maybe hint of caramel. Taste was pretty blah IMO. Was malty but with no real strong or obvious flavors. Mouthfeel was one of poor carbonation and nothing of note. I find this to be a beer of poor quality that doesn't induce me to finish even the first.
Not recommended for this BA.

12-31-2008 15:58:57 | More by cpn920
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-07-2012 19:33:05 | More by cantfindme
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ryanflc

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-30-2014 12:32:57 | More by ryanflc
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daythree16

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -9.9%

Pours a deep ruby-brown into a pint glass. Huge three-finger head that fades leaving a giant cap of foam in the center of the glass and lace all down the sides.

The smell at first is very inviting. Reminiscent of apple pie and spices like cinnamon and allspice. Then a soapy aroma creeps in. Taste is sweet at first with more some apple pie flavors going on, but it has a bad metallic finish.

Mouthfeel is very, very carbonated. This isn't my favorite style to begin with, but even judging within the style, the drinkability is not great.

11-06-2008 20:35:31 | More by daythree16
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-15-2014 20:04:07 | More by civicm87
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.9%

02-11-2012 16:01:35 | More by Tyrawlings
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plaid75

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

Poured a dark amber/ruby hue with a half finger foamy head. There was poor retention and lacing.

The smell was sweet molasses/dark corn syrup.

The flavor was upfront heavy sweetness but dissipated into a slight hop bite at the finish.

The mouthfeel was average. Started off full but finished on the light side.

A tasty ale, however it lacks the spice I look for in a winter offering. Just the right level ABV.

06-01-2006 03:24:24 | More by plaid75
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Hacksaw99

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.9%

09-15-2013 04:17:25 | More by Hacksaw99
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david18

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

I had a twelve ounce glass of this at the amsterdam ale house on the upper west side of manhattan. It was one of three or four winter ales on draft at that time and I'm not sure what the appeal is of these beers. The base beer is often very interesting but is ruined (in my opinion) by the spices.

Color is a dark, reddish brown. Aroma is malty but also cinnamon and cloves. Flavor, again, spices and malt. Not the most wintery of winter beers but definitely in the category.

01-23-2011 16:36:21 | More by david18
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-03-2013 19:10:24 | More by Rhettroactive
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Daniel9913

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-05-2012 21:43:29 | More by Daniel9913
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-16-2011 20:57:06 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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CanisMajor

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.9%

05-16-2013 21:25:05 | More by CanisMajor
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AgentZero

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.9%

A - Brownish red with yellow tinge at the edges. Big, bubbly head that left the sides of the glass clean.

S - Caramel malts with a bitter touch, can actually smell some alcohol in this. Supposed to be very malty and that's exactly what I smell.

T - Roasted malts, caramel, little burnt bitter taste at the end. Touch of chocolate.

M - Medium bodied, low on carbonation for something that bubbled that much.

D - Not good enough to drink a ton of, and the bitterness starts to feedback too much.

Real average brew that earns the ultimate average grade in all categories.

11-30-2009 06:05:40 | More by AgentZero
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Gio

Maryland

3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-09-2014 04:07:32 | More by Gio
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Viperman1316

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-24-2014 02:29:33 | More by Viperman1316
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-01-2011 13:13:19 | More by ROGUE16
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-25-2013 08:45:51 | More by jaxon53
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-05-2013 03:08:06 | More by nmann08
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FlakyBiscuit

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-15-2012 21:39:24 | More by FlakyBiscuit
K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.