Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

2,885 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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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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Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hearty deep brown color with a huge tan head. When held up to the light a reddish hue comes through the glass. The head fades slowly to give a medium level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is of chocolate, roasted coffee and some caramel. Mixed with this is a light spicy hop aroma with a somewhat peppery spice.

Taste – A semi-sweet milk chocolate flavor meet the tongue. Hints of caramel and some lighter coffee flavors are mix nicely with the chocolate malt flavor. As the taste advances the caramel fades with some very light hoppy flavors that come in. Overall it leaves a lightly spiced chocolate flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation level is on the lower side with the body slightly above normal. Both suit the chocolate and roast flavors nicely, really allowing them to soak into the tongue.

Overall- A rather tasty and enjoyable brown ale. It has a nice slightly sweeter flavor and a good mouthfeel.

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A-pours a very dark brown with a sudsy tan head with pretty good retention
S-caramel and toasted malt, no hop profile
T-caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of unsweetened chocolate in the finsish
M-medium bodied high carbonation
O-not a bad brew, would definitely get it again

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,885 ratings.
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