Saluki Dunkeldog | Big Muddy Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Muddy Brewing
Illinois, United States
bigmuddybrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is what happens when an American Amber meets a German Dunkel. Aromatic and Munich malts yield a slight sweetness balanced with a hint of chocolate roast. The result is a very approachable beer with a smooth distinctive taste.

22 IBU

Added by karst on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
16.08%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Beginner2
3.86/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Big Muddy is staying within its banks.
At least, that's what Saluki tells me.
It is a nice simple beer: takes dunkel malts and makes an ale, but nothing extreme; no hyper-fusion.
Just a pleasant beer that Looks just different enough. Smells malty. Tastes that way, but balanced with modest hops. Feels a little thin, but it is is a clean finish.
Young brewery, giving fresh beer and measured, cautious innovations to a college town. Keep it up.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.59/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of porters4life
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: A beautiful amber color with a 1 finger head that slowly dissipates.
S: Light malt and hops scent on this one.
T: I am eating supper that consist of soup and a roast beef sandwich so that may throw this off a little bit but with that being said I really enjoy this beer. It tastes like it smells light malt and light hops present on this beer with a light scotch ale after taste but sweeter, very enjoyable.
F:A little thicker than I thought it would be and that is a good thing
Overall: A very enjoyable beer. I really enjoyed this and would buy it again.

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Photo of Radome
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Tasted on tap in Illinois. Great appearance, like an American Brown Ale. Thick head. Malty, nutty and caramel aromas are a highlight. Malty flavor reminds me of Old Peculier but there is something vaguely artificial about the caramel flavor. Thin body is the biggest drawback. A drinkable, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Markc72
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber-brown body, shallow light tan head, moderate loose bubbles. Nose is toasted malt, faint caramel and spice-like hops. Flavor gets better, with warm toffee nuttiness and vanilla-like notes and toasty-roasty malts. Faint chocolate and warm spices. Mildly sweet . Body is light-medium, easily drinkable.
The dunkel notes are definitely the highlights, but the weak body and head and common "American amber' presence dragged it down. Why the brewers even bothered adding the American spin is beyond me, this would be better as a fully German-style dark beer.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dabear85
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigEast55
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I bought this at the Binny's store in Bloomingdake, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. Nice to see a beer named after the mascot of my alma mater - SIU. No freshness date that I could find. Despite the use of the word "dunkel" in the name, BA lists this beer as a red/amber ale rather than a dunkelweissen.

The beer poured a mostly clear iced tea color with a big 3-finder beige head that lasted several minutes but produced very little lacing.

Nice malty smell with lots of caramel and a little vanilla. Trace of citrusy hops underneath.

Caramel sweetness with a slight twang from the hops, but very little hop bitterness. Not very complex, but good flavor.

Watery thin body with moderate to medium carbonation. This is the beer's big weakness. It's way too thin.

Definitely sessionable with the low abv and no harshness, But I wish it had more substance.

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4.24/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejk99
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Carrier4
4.17/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is really refreshing. For a classic Lager this beer is Delicious. I never would have imagined that the Big Muddy River in Southern Illinois could formulate such a nice crisp beer. Taste a little citrus, but definitely not enough to ruin it; just enough to add that acidic bite. Good summer drink

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jharper2189
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
2.84/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A friend handpicked this beer as one of three fillers for a six pack to bring back to me in Hong Kong. I like to try different beers from different brewers but to be honest, the packaging is not all that attractive to me, and I probably would not have picked this off the shelf. Poured the 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: It poured a clear dark rusty amber colour with a one finger head that dissipates quickly and no lacing.
S: Smells of malt, maybe plum and apple, but a hint of metallic at the end ruined it.
T: A bit light and thin. It was like watered down plum juice with an unfortunate light metallic aftertaste.
M: Light, goes down easy, medium carbonation.
O: It’s not bad and it feels great in my mouth, but the flavours could be more pronounced and the beer would improve plenty without the metallic smell and taste that lingers at the end.

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3.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of citruscane
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Saluki Dunkeldog from Big Muddy Brewing
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