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Sled Dog Dopplebock | Wagner Valley Brewing Co.

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Sled Dog DopplebockSled Dog Dopplebock

Brewed by:
Wagner Valley Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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Photo of Brent
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky brown color with a plummy aroma. Malty caramel, with a candy sugar character. Fruity, and quite bright, overall this seemed to have some Belgian aspects, along the lines of a dark strong. My favorite from this brewery.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear russett brown with a short creamy light-tan head that holds fairly well and leaves some minor lace. The aroma clearly exhibits some alcohol and fruity toasted malts (Vienna?). The body is medium/full with a mild and very fine carbonation that leaves it quite smooth and creamy in the mouth. Nice! The flavor carries out what the aroma threatened with a boldly fruity (raisin, plum) character right up front, some toffee and light creamy chocolate mixed with brandy as it warms, and a drying alcohol finish with lingering sweet malty notes throughout the mouth. Definitely a beer to be savored! Though the alcohol is a little distracting, it's also somewhat unique and fairly enjoyable. Worth trying.

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Photo of sponberg
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep coppery color, very thick, little carbonation.

Aroma of dark sugars, plums. Starts out with a wealth of sweet, malty, decoction-like flavors - toffee, caramel, figs, plums. Stays pretty consistent until the finish when a hit of alcohol arrives to lessen the sweetness.

Then the kids needed tending to, and in the subsequent maelstrom of flying toy Thomas the Tank Engines and associated track the beer sat and warmed up a bit to around 60 degrees. The brew really blossomed - on top of the above, a spicy hop flavor made its way out of the glass and balanced things out wonderfully. Definitely a beer to sip over a longer period, or to serve at a somewhat warmer temperature, as that seems to bring out the most in it.

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Photo of John
4.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The "Best of NY" in April 2002 at TAP NY. Every attribute is solid across the board with this fine brew. Rich chocolatey/amber color. Great balance of sweetness, roasted malt and hops. Had it fresh on tap at the brewery, which btw, is a cool place with a view on their deck overlooking Seneca Lake that rivals even that of Andechs. I recommend a visit to anyone in the upstate NY area. Outstanding doppelbock. 8.5% abv.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sled Dog is a very malty, brewed with "lots of Munich, dark caramel and chocolate malts, and Northern Brewer and Tettnang hops."
Little carbonation, smooth, slight hop finish.

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Sled Dog Dopplebock from Wagner Valley Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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