Puppy Dawg Tails
Parkway Brewing Co.

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Belgian Dark Ale
Ranked #116
Ranked #40,540
3.46 | pDev: 13.58%
Parkway Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
Puppy Dawg TailsPuppy Dawg Tails
Notes: This luscious ruby brown Belgian-style winter ale is flavored with hazelnut, coriander, orange peel, and a hint of apricot resulting in a spicy brew perfect for cozy evenings by the hearth.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 24
Photo of 88caprice
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a stemmed glass.

Overall: My first Belgian Dark Ale, though I had a similar Belgian Strong Dark Ale once. Enjoyable! Glad I got it.

Look: A dark brown. Orange burnt amber hue in the light. Hazy with a rocky 2 finger head that slowly settled to a dense foam. Crazy lacing hanging all over the place.
Smell: Cool fresh fruit, sliced pear, dried apricot, some citrus zest and clove/coriander spice.
Taste: Follows the smell. Fruit with slightly bitter spice. Some maltiness kicks in after you swallow. Tastes like Belgian yeast doing its thing.
Feels: Bubbly.

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Photo of Beejay
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A very dark brown in the glass, but a reddish brown when held to the light. Huge tan head with a lot of larger bubbles breaking through.

S: Very fruity with apricot, almost a jolly rancher amount of apricot candy aroma. Hints of spice.

T: Some definite candy/fruity apricot notes, but more subtle than the aroma. The spice notes are a lot more present, with coriander, citrus peel, and perhaps clove.

M: Medium to medium light in body, fairly typically high carbonation. Nice.

O: I'm not sure what the hell this is, but I like it. Dance Magic!

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Photo of maverick32
2.46/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

An unusual beer. Poured at the brewery with little head and no lacing. Aroma reminds me of pine sol. Taste is complex with a hint of ginger and pine. After reading the other reviews I wonder if I had the same beer. Just in color mine was as dark as the Raven's Roost Baltic Porter my buddy was drinking and neither of us could taste apricot.

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Photo of ordybill
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Sweet apricot and spice
Appearance- the beer is a light brown color with a small white head.
Taste- I taste some apricot, spice and some coriander
Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation.
Overall- An OK beer, it wasn't terrible but it didn't stand out

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Photo of Slack
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brown to amber in color
Smell of sweet fruit and spice
Taste is mild and a touch watered down. Spice and fruit with very slight bitterness are prsent.
Carbonation is decent and mouthful is light.
A decent beer by all means but a bit light for my taste.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Quick review, bottle:
Pours a light brown, clear, with a moderate, sustaining head.
Nose is apricot and other dried pitted fruit (more noticeable warner), some raisin.
Taste brings the same dry fruit, but not as strong. Some spice, but a light watery feel detracts a bit.
An okay beer in a style I'm not a fan of (winter warmer more than the Belgian it states to be). I think they can improve on this for an interesting beer.

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Photo of obywan59
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

"This luscious ruby brown Belgian style Winter ale is flavored with hazelnut, coriander, orange peel and a hint of apricot resulting in a spiced brew perfect for cozy evenings by the hearth. Get some tail." "Brewed in honor of Parkway's newest family member: Brewmaster Ryan & his bride welcome their first born son to the fold, and we're all thrilled to drink to that." "No snakes, no snails, just puppy dawg tails." 35 IBU's

Pours a nearly clear orange red to amber with a 3 finger light tan head (from a hard pour) that dissipates quickly to a ring before disappearing altogether.

Spicy of coriander and citric and nutty in aroma with an earthy/woodsy aspect as well. An interesting melding of hazelnut, coriander and citrus I'm certain I've never experienced before. A hint of the fruitiness of apricot.

Tart with citrus upfront, but sweet malts show up as it warms. An underlying bitterness of orange peel with whiffs of apricot and hazelnut. Occasional Amaretto/almond like vapors in the back of the mouth.

Medium in body with peppery carbonation and a bit syrupy and drying on the tongue.

Parkway does it again. Great aroma, and full flavored. Nice to look at too, but in hindsight, the beer would probably have been more clear if I had left a swallow or two in the bottle. I can see yeast sediment in the bottom. A great holiday beer. I really enjoyed it.

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Puppy Dawg Tails from Parkway Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 24 ratings