Dogtoberfest | Flying Dog Brewery

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81
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1,037 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 09-02-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,037
Reviews:
537
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
120
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,037 |  Reviews: 537
Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Great deep reddish brown color, clear and no hint of cloudiness. Smell is not very impressive or overwhelming. The flavor has a bit of a watery aftertaste and is not as robust as I had hoped. Good, not great.

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Photo of GregStoner
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guppy314
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a haze copper with a khaki foamy head. Aromas are subtle but they seem to be malt and indistinct spice. Taste is a sweet malt-forward with a spicy caramel. Mouth feel is solid with lasting flavors, light carbonation. Drinkable.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark coppery orange, khaki head that lasts well. nose is toasty with a little bit of biscuit and earthy hops. malty sweetness to tempt shows off just a peek at the hop floral. Herbal; behind that.Tatse is hearty and malty with a bubbly finish that lingers toasty not sweet. Dry excellent! Clean finish no off flavors no off scent.s A little bite and spirtied hop bitterness. Just a bit too much carbonation.

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Photo of thoglund
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of btheluvdoctor
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerrat
4.95/5  rDev +39%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zanico
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Red colored beer, auburn, almost no head. Some malt sweetness in the aroma.

Taste gave more caramel, smooth mouthfeel wasn't there, too much bitterness. Undercarbonated to try and hide the bitterness. Could use more toasting/roasting of the malt too.

Slightly below average.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.75] Pours out a cloudy dark honey color. Looks like appe cider in the glass. Has a 1/2 a finger of offwhite head that settles quickly in the middle leaving a ring around the edges. The bottle lists the ABV at (5.6%) and there is a best by date of (01/06/16). So this beer has passed prime.

S: [3.50] Apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, breadiness.

T: [3.75] Similar profie to the nose. Caramel with some toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, apples, and sweet breadiness.

M: [3.25] On the low side of medium body. Has decent carbonation and nothing linger on the tongue.

O: [3.50] This is a decent example of a Marzen. It has all of the nice fall flavors with hints of caramel, cinnamon that accentuate the beer.I am not sure it distinguishes itself from the pack in any way. It is worth drinking again if offered.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

A tea-like, orange-tinged copper color. Lingering head. Initial smell of yeast and toasty malts with some tang. Taste follows with lots of toastiness, mild sweetness, and a corn-like grain flavor. A borderline sour tang pops up at the swallow, but then disappears. A medium/light body that is drinkable and carbonation that tingles.

Overall: Drinkable and decent style rep. Enjoyable, but not as robust or deep a flavor profile as some others I've had.

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

Photo of jrob21
2.69/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cts309
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint copper + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy dark beige head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with light aromas of floral + grassy hops and just a hint of fruity yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of fruity yeast and just a hint of floral + grassy hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness in the finish which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and just about sessionable but just not that interesting (other beers in the style have a little more pop to the flavor/aroma). Don't know if I would grab this one again but it is serviceable.

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Photo of tpauer
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12 oz bottle poured into an American pint glass. Dark amber color with white head, nice carbonation. Smooth, easy drinking Octoberfest style beer. Another solid beer from Flying Dog, never disappoint.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Dogtoberfest isn't bad....but its not the leg every dog humps either. It pours a clear rich amber with very little head an no lace. The scent has biscuit and some brown sugar. The taste is sweeter malt with a biscuit base. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with so so carbonation. Overall its ok.

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Photo of imperialking
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle marked 005A15 at 42 degrees into SA “Perfect Pint”
Aroma weak, malty
Head average (Four cm, aggressive pour), light tan, frothy, diminishing to three mm frothy ring and layer
Lacing - none
Body medium amber, clear, effervescent
Flavor starts malty and sweet, ends slightly bitter; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Dogtoberfest from Flying Dog Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 1,037 ratings.
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