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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

729 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 8
Gots: 67 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-30-2001

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Ratings: 729 | Reviews: 354
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a deep reddish amber with a faint ring of foam. Aroma is sweet, a bit boozy, cough syrup, cherry.

First sip has a quick rush of malty sweetness followed by a firm bitter finish, with an unsatisfying lack of aftertaste. It's like this beer falls off a cliff - it is thin, bland, and leaves no lasting impression. It is over-attenuated? It tastes so to me.

So I'm mostly getting an aspirin like bitterness from this beer, without much else to redeem it. Very little mouthfeel, very little flavor, just all around disappointing.

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3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ST: 12oz poured into a pint.

A: Deep amber with a half-a-finger off-white head. It is very clear and has good light. Leaves thick lacking everywhere.

S: Malty, some caramel notes, sweet cream, a bit watery.

T: Lots of malt with a hint of caramel and a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. The finish is dry rather than sweet with a bit of bitterness. Overall, it is a bit bland.

M: Medium

O: Nothing impresses me here. It looks nice, but the aroma and flavor are bland or relatively one-dimensional.

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3.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 3/6/13.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, herbal hops, and a nutty aroma. Taste is much the same with a somewhat high herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with an astringently bitter flavor that is somewhat unpleasant.

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K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.