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Dogbite Bitter - The Vermont Pub & Brewery

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Dogbite Bitter
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BA SCORE
81
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Vermont Pub & Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A classic, well balanced ESB brewed with traditional East Kent Golding and Fuggles hops. There is a big, fierce earthy hop bite complemeted by a well rounded, flavorful and malty body. A very bright beer with a rich, deep amber appearance. A Pub favorite for over 18 years!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2002)
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Geekydad79

Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

08-26-2014 16:29:07 | More by Geekydad79
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argock

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Served on-tap in a clear Shaker pint glass at Vermont Pub and Brewery (Burlington, VT).

A: Bright beer, clear caramel color with 1-finger of frothy, foamy beige head with good retention and leaves a collar of lace. (4.25)

S: Soft malty aromas with bread and cracker, medium caramel, and earthy, herbal hopping with a hint of grassy citrus. (3.5)

T: I liked the flavor of this beer overall, but it finishes a bit too sweet, but the profile is pleasant enough. The bready maltiness is present in the start and carries through to a sweet medium caramel note. The hops cut in with a good dose of bitterness, medium at least, but doesn't leave a lot of hop flavor. I think the finish would seem less sweet if the hops flavor was increased. Yeast esters of light fruitiness are there but mild. (3.75)

M: Good mouthfeel on this beer, served with low carbonation, with a light-medium body with a creamy texture that is really enjoyable and is the best feature of this beer. (4.25)

O: I was a little bit pleasantly surprised by this beer -- it brings a creamy mouthfeel with an interesting blend of maltiness with bready, crackery, and medium caramel notes, and then a little plum, probably from special roast or similar malt. A little sweet in the finish but with plenty of bitterness through the early- and mid-palate to be a satisfying session beer.

08-19-2014 00:54:01 | More by argock
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patrick802

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-04-2014 19:33:59 | More by patrick802
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-03-2014 01:41:48 | More by Ewhite2121
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-26-2014 19:22:20 | More by ShemRahBoo
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-04-2013 03:29:08 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-04-2013 00:58:47 | More by Knapp85
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Skibum211

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-23-2013 16:35:52 | More by Skibum211
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AGust82

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

11-12-2013 01:48:51 | More by AGust82
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-12-2013 00:32:04 | More by TheDoctor
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-01-2013 00:58:32 | More by jmdrpi
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazed caramel-copper coloring with a filmy, bright-white head. Nose of cream and subtle bitterness. Flavors are creamy and bitter, very blended and balanced, with a clean finish. The aftertaste is minimal, with a steady sweetness. Full bodied and very tasty. Easy to drink with the lower ABV.

08-12-2013 02:53:21 | More by GarthDanielson
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plaid75

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured a dark brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured round bready malts and a grassy hop spice.

The taste consisted of toasted bready malts, a touch of honey and an herbal and grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a gentle carbonation.

Overall a tasty sessionable bitter.

08-10-2013 18:10:30 | More by plaid75
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ZEB89

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-10-2013 18:21:28 | More by ZEB89
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-29-2013 03:02:07 | More by Mattgruv
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-26-2013 00:04:45 | More by petermethot
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Bguth

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-15-2013 04:48:53 | More by Bguth
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-02-2013 20:45:34 | More by mrskunk
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-05-2013 04:15:45 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-19-2012 01:26:23 | More by djrn2
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mitch3114

New York

2/5  rDev -43.7%

10-09-2012 03:53:14 | More by mitch3114
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57md

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-19-2012 05:35:34 | More by 57md
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sailorastro

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-08-2012 01:50:26 | More by sailorastro
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Weischej


4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

06-02-2012 20:17:02 | More by Weischej
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nh2032

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

04-12-2012 12:16:41 | More by nh2032
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Dogbite Bitter from The Vermont Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.