Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
English Brown Ale
Ranked #85
Ranked #25,550
3.66 | pDev: 13.39%
May 13, 2023
Mar 02, 2001
Notes: Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with Willamette hops and a combination of pale, crystal and chocolate malts. This combination gives Turbodog its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate toffee-like flavor. Turbodog began as a specialty ale but has gained a huge loyal following and has become one of our flagship brews.

28 IBU
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Deep chestnut brown, with a tan three-finger head. Good retention and lacing. Aromas and flavors of roasty malt, caramel, chocolate, dark bread, and dried fruit. Lots of pleasant bitterness on the palate. Great carbonation, medium bodied. This finishes dry with a lingering hint of sourness. Pleasant sipper, good with food. Recommended.
May 13, 2023
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Rated: 4.56 by beerrat from Virginia

Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by JKENNEKE

Apr 21, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1/30/2023 - Coffee colored, not much head; The flavor is mild and unremarkable; The mouthfeel is not bad. The Turbodog package is more appealing that the actual beer.

3/6/2023 - a decent tan head that receded into a cap, looked pretty good, raised look score to 4.0. The mouthfeel also was pretty good, raised feel score .25 to 4.0
Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by BeerInspector from Delaware

Dec 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Mahogany with a 1.5" tan head, which lasts. Heavy lacing.

Aroma of nuts, roast malt, coffee, light caramel.

Taste is nutty, light caramel, light roastiness, coffee, light hops.

Medium body, light carbonation. dry finish.

One of the better English Browns I've had.
Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 3 by AbeO

Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by DOCRW from Washington

Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Saw that Aldi had the Aldus Blonde that I was looking for, so I pulled on my Adidas, jumped in my Audi and headed down only to find they had sold out. But I did manage to pick up this Abita instead.

Clear dark brown appearance with a small tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Earthy, roasted malt, decently hopped flavor. Well carbonated, medium-bodied mouthfeel but lacking in depth and complexity. Still a bargain.
Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This beer picked up where Brooklyn Brown left off.
Deeply brown color with a pale, tan head that has good legs.
The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of cocoa and roasted grains.
Flavor is solid brown ale boardering on porter - full of chocolate malt and mildly hopped.
Not bitter but hops are there for "brown ale" type balance.
Overall, maybe the best beer Abita makes tho I have not tried all their smaller run seasonals.
Sep 13, 2022
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Rated by izraelc from New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours dark amber. Thick tan foam. Malty aroma. Sweet caramel body. Roasted malt finish. Not too sweet. A decent brown ale.
Apr 15, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by Beecham from California

Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: Almost black, with brown highlights at the bottom of the glass. One finger of fizzy off-white head with poor retention.

Smell: Faint, dark caramel malt.

Taste: Light toasted malt, some biscuity lightness rather than the typical coffee notes. A bit of stone fruit. Very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thick and highly carbonated.

Overall: A basic, pleasant dark ale.
Mar 24, 2022
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Rated by FrMatthewLC from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A darker brown ale that's kind of halfway between a normal brown ale & porter.
Mar 14, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by Stratscott

Feb 11, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by lagrluvr

Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Almost solid black appearance.
Just below average carbonation with about a medium body.
Aroma is malt,caramel, grains.
Taste is mild sweetness yet an almost dryness that is very pleasant. Caramel and malt come through.
Overall it was a really nice brown ale that I would look for again.
Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 3.29 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle with unreadable date code poured into a shaker pint glass at fridge temp 5.6% ABV. The beer pours opaque light brown in color with light brown head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. Minimal lacing. The aroma is mild with earthy, bittersweet chocolate. The taste is more bittersweet chocolate with an earthy, mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, average to good. No glaring flaws, but fairly simple.
Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by runwild99 from Minnesota

Jul 29, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Apr 17, 2021
Rated: 3.3 by Elemental19xx from Illinois

Mar 02, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 02, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Jan 31, 2021
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Rated by The_Atom from Tennessee

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Smooth and fairly light for my pallet. Decent malt/sweetness balance with the toffee coming through on the backend.
Dec 25, 2020
Rated: 4 by averagebambino from Arkansas

Dec 09, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by trocketsauced from New York

Nov 01, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Oct 23, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by HopHippie from Wisconsin

Oct 11, 2020
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a semi transparent black- it looks like watered down molasses. It smells like darker roasted malts. It tastes like slightly dark chocolate and coffee. It's an incredibly ray to drink dark beer. Dark enough to be a change of pace from something lighter but doesn't feel heavy to drink like a stout or porter. Overall a pretty good beer and the #1 beer to go with southern food.
Oct 05, 2020
Rated: 3.29 by BlueSpader from Washington

Oct 03, 2020
Rated: 4 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 3.26 by JAWS from New York

Aug 26, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by jdezelick from Virginia

Aug 12, 2020
Rated: 2.6 by Cortes33 from Puerto Rico

Jul 26, 2020
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 24, 2020
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
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