Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

2,898 Ratings

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think this is the best offer from Abita that I've tried...it was part of the mix twelve pack I picked up in Round Rock HEB.

Pretty beer in a pint glass...brownish black with hints of deep red...a fluffy head that disappated slowly...very good lacing on this one.

The aroma was good, but a bit light...sweet malty cocoa, milk chocolate, cream, and very subtle roasted malt. Wish it was bigger!

Taste was pretty impressive...followed nose to the T and then some. Really liked the milk chocolate and sweet malt...not very bitter at all.

Somewhat thin for the scent...not quite watery but wish it were a bit heavier. Still, this is one I could offer friends willing to try a dark beer that actually has flavor. I'm not a big Abita fan, but I'd pick this one up again for sure. Very easy drinking, tasty English Brown Ale. Give it a try.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark. dark red brown. Light head with a little lacing. Looks nice. Aroma a bit off, with vegetable elements. A strong malty start with a flat grassy flavor, malty middle and finish. Close to an interesting flavor, but misses the mark. Light body and low ABV. OK, but not noteworthy.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Into a nonic pint glass:

A: deep dark brown body that gave a foamy tan one finger head that lasted a good minute, some light lacing was left

S: based around some sweet malts with a toastiness that comes out as well. Some light coffee came out too.

T: sweet malts combined very nicely with the roastiness leaving the coffee to faint a bit more than in the smell.

M: medium and was a bit watery, crisp, carbonated correctly

O: this is a good beer that I would welcome again. I'm glad to have found a bit of Lousiana up here in Maine and wouldn't mind trying some other products of Abita.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep mahogany, but clear when held up to a bright light source. Head was tan, but lackluster in its volume; lacing was decent.

S: Sweet and acrid toasted malt. Dried fruit. Faint coffee?

T: The sweet malt is there, but less strong than I was expecting based on the nose. This fades into a tart, fruity flavor (I can't quite decide which fruit it's closest to), then into a medium-bitter hops finish, with the faintest hint of fatty acid lingering on the palate afterward.

M: Moist initially, with good, crisp carbonation. The finish is dry, with just a little astringency.

O: Not great, but quite good -- a solid English style brown ale. The flavors balance well, with none overpowering. I'd certainly pick up another pack, as long as it's reasonably priced.

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2,898 ratings
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