Dogtoberfest | Flying Dog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 09-02-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,037
Reviews:
537
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
120
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,037 |  Reviews: 537
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BSEDS
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Urk1127
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has caramel, burnt sugar and some dried dates. Taste starts slightly sweet with caramelized sugar and some generic dried fruits. Finish is balanced out by some earthy bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation. Overall it's a nice beer, not a classic marzen, and I like that.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Electronic Super Joy. Full of biscuit notes. Not as refreshing as typical german marzens but thicker and very pleasant too.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Just when I'd Had enough O-fests until next year, I found this.
Dogtoberfest's best part is its looks, a nice reddish dark amber. Otherwise average.

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Photo of Tone
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, mahogany color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of safaricook
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: beautiful amber, just off-white stable mainly fine head
Aroma: nutty, caramel, fresh baked bread crust
Taste: follows nose with some bitterness, nice maltiness but not so refined as in the aroma, a bit coarse
Feel: appropriate body, a bit fizzy but fine carbonation
A very nice Oktoberfest that would be great if carbonation and taste would be a tad gentler.

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevCan
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got a single 12 oz. bottle as part of a Trader Joe's mystery 6-pack. Poured into a shaker pint.

Look: Typical Oktoberfest: copper, clear, decent head.

Smell: Bready lager smell like a typical Oktoberfest.

Taste: A bit too metallic, not enough malt/yeast flavor. Weird aftertaste.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation.

Overall: Okay Oktoberfest, not my favorite.

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Photo of luke12345
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A group of local imbibers held the #PumpkinChallenge2016 recently, wrapping up on M, 03 Oktober 2016. I then proposed the #OktoberfestChallenge2016 & while I do not know how many participants there are, I am hitting it full bore. Today will be my New OktoBierFest Sunday (Week TBD) with an opportunity to do a horizontal tasting. My last two were semi-local, so I am staying with that trend. Flying Dog in Frederick, MD is ~ 107 miles southwest of me or ~ 46 miles southeast of Roy Pitz, which my previous beer.

From the bottle: "'There is sauerkraut in my lederhosen.' I repeat: 'There is sauerkraut in my lederhosen!'"

Nothing like a Pop!pable cap coupled with some Ralph Steadman art to inspire a heavy-handed pour. This misguided madness led to a little bit of foaming over the lip of glass, but it quickly settled into three fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with decent retention. Color was Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was again quite sweet, like a nutty maple syrup. Woof! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was quite sweet, but not as syrupy as the nose had led me to expect. It did have a maple syrup flavor infused with a light nuttiness, like walnuts, but without the intense sugariness of actual syrup. I guess that I should be thankful that the mouthfeel was not fuller as it might have led to an increased sweetness. Finish was sweet, but not so sweet or viscous that I would suggest that you begin putting it on your morning pancakes, but the possibility exists. More Momma Bear Marzen as I continue to seek out Baby Bear's Oktoberfest, which will be just right (for me). You are welcome to disregard my leanings.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks a tiny shade darker than average for the style.
Smell is caramel and candy apple, taste is similar and almost reminiscent of cider. Feel is crisp, light and drinkable.
overall: Pleasantly surprised and would get it again.

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Photo of Beerdanza
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been enjoying many of the lighter Marzen lagers lately, and they're wonderful and light and easy drinking. Tonight I found Dogtoberfest, and was surprised at the deep copper color when I poured it. The smell is wonderfully fruity and complex. The taste is amazing! Toasty grains, caramel, a nice bitterness, and an exceptionally clean finish. This could be the perfect beer in my opinion. It's like the best of lager and the best of ale got together and had a beautiful love child.

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Photo of brutalist
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColoradoRich
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gruves33
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mgm54
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dogtoberfest from Flying Dog Brewery
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