Lead Dog Olde English Ale | Yukon Brewing Company

Lead Dog Olde English AleLead Dog Olde English Ale
BA SCORE
4/5
67 Ratings
Lead Dog Olde English AleLead Dog Olde English Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon, Canada
yukonbeer.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with six different malts , this Lead Dog is big but friendly as can be. An extended aging makes it surprisingly smooth and complex.

Added by Phyl21ca on 07-12-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,011
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
67
pDev:
7.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a black color with a slim glazing of an off white foamy and bubbly head that dissipated rather quickly. Light speckled lacing ran all around my glass. The smell was a bit roasty, a little bit of rich caramel coated nuts and a light running bitter coffee all combine to enliven my nose, definitely English by nature. The taste was roasty and sweet through the nuts and caramel backed up by the bitter coffee to balance. Light chocolate came in as well. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body as I found myself sipping this. The carbonation was there but nothing overbearing. A nice bitter invasiveness rolls over my tongue. Overall, I really liked this beer.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 341mL bottle into a snifter.
L- Poured black with a reddish-brown hue and an off-white head.
S- Strong smell of chocolate and alcohol with more discrete notes of caramel and what seems to be blackberry.
T- Chocolate and caramel with a pleasant alcohol warmness and malty finish
F- Very warm from the high abv.
O- I really like this beer and is probably my favorite winter warmer as well as offering from Yukon Brewing.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LampertLand
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikebu
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.24/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pirfle
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Twist off cap bottle, I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a muddled brown haziness with a slim cap of a white head that quickly dissipated. Lacing was extremely stringy and barely there.
The smell had a light caramel to toffee maltiness colliding with a decent bready to toastiness. Light malty cherries slide in for the balance. Light smoky to roastiness warms under my nose.
The taste was malty sweet with a balance of the cherries, smoke and roastiness. Caramel/toffee/bready/toastiness slides back in for the balance. Lingering malty/smoky/toasty aftertaste slides into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. Maltiness clings to my tongue but isn't burdensome.
Overall, not just one of the better beers by them, but also good for the style. I recommend this over some of their other beers.

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Photo of Rutager
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really love the smoky subtleness of this beer. It really replicates that "English Pub" feel - lingering foamy head, delicious smell, roasted/smoky malt with minimal carbonation. This is a wonderful, balanced winter warmer that sticks to tradition. Lead on, lead dog, lead on.

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Photo of NorthernSails
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sathanas
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IanSpindler
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Exeter
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ramjet62
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smooth ale I would drink again

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Photo of sherpahigh
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Mlkluther
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

One of my favs. Great smokey malt flavour. Love this beer!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a dark, lightly hazy mahogany brown with a thin light khaki head that dissipates to patches with slight lacing. Aroma of roasty and bready malt, light molasses, nuts, hints of toffee; classic old ale aroma. Flavor is lightly toasted malt with a bit of char, coffee, nuts and light, subtle caramel. Medium bodied. A nice take on the old ale style (no obvious spicing, so I think this is more an old ale, as the name suggests, than a winter warmer). Mellow a smooth, a nice domestic take on the style and a good surprise from this far north brewery.

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of pathead
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Slongie
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Lead Dog Olde English Ale from Yukon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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