Small Beer | Big Dog's Draft House

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Brewed by:
Big Dog's Draft House
Nevada, United States
bigdogsbrews.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DESTRO on 08-01-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
14.98%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by DESTRO:
Photo of DESTRO
3.56/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brewed using the second mash runnings of the moon dog barleywine. deep copper in color with great clarity. smells lightly malty. taste is light. like a subdued pale ale with a slight sweetness. brewed with german northern brewer and saaz hops it has a small but pleasant bitterness. medium bodied and clean in the mouth. very drinkable and refreshing on this hot vegas aternoon. thumbs up.

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Photo of Gavage
3.61/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: copper in color. One inch head leaves some spotty lace on the glass.

Smell: caramel and ripe fruit sweetness is mellow and hard to detect.

Taste: mild malt and slightly bready backbone. Caramel, figs, and plums sweetness are the strongest flavors. Some soft bitterness and dryness rounds this out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp early on. Smooth and dry at the finish. Pretty clean finish despite the fruit sweetness.

Drinkability: this come across as a relaxing beer to drink. Easy to consume, but a bit dull after a while.

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Photo of JDV
2.42/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got this on tap at the brewpub. Thin, clear amberish color. Mild malty/hop balance smell. Taste is very watery as expected with a mild malt flavor, but didn't remind me of a "bitter" at all. Not terrible, but too mild in flavor and tasted like a 2nd running of the grains.

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Photo of tonistruth
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- two finger thin white head sits upon a clear, dark copper brew. retent is good, and leaves milky lace on glass

S- malty, some dried dark fruit

T- malty, no outstanding hop characteristics just enough to balance any overpowering maltiness. dry tobacco like flavor, as well as fruit flavors like dates and figs

M- smooth medium body, just a tad sticky, low carbonation

D- a sessionable and malty brew with some nice character. not a beer i'd go out of my way for but, enjoyable none the less.

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Small Beer from Big Dog's Draft House
3.27 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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