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

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Added by Todd on 09-02-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,004
Reviews:
544
Ratings:
1,052
pDev:
13.2%
Bros Score:
3.52
 
 
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35
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130
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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
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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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Photo of Extrajoker00
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Foley67
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marraybay
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: amber red ale, with a respectable white head.

Smell: Fruity yeast: Spice

Taste: Somewhat like the nose: Has a nice mazen sweetness that rounds into a touch of medicinal bitterness.

Feel: Relatively full. Good carbonation; A little bite in the finish.

Overall: Interesting beer: Served a sixtel of this at a recent function, so I've experienced as both a draft and a bottle pour. I found the slight concluding bitterness to be more subdued when drinking from the tap, which I myself preferred. Would rate the draft version to be very close to Paulaner's Fest--my fav this year-- but found myself being a little less enthused overall by the bottled versions hop-presence.

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Photo of frothy_80
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Noooddle
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Cylinsier
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a clear deep copper, bit of lacing for a head.

Smells of coppery barley malts, biscuit, brown sugar, and the faintest hint of a dry hop.

Tastes of biscuit malt, caramel, brown sugar, and a light woody hop finish.

Medium to light body with a stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty decent marzen, good flavor and body. Not spectacular but hits the spot. Worth trying but probably won't dethrone your favorite in the style.

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Dogtoberfest from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,052 ratings
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