K-9 Winter Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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K-9 Winter AleK-9 Winter Ale

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale

Added by kbub6f on 10-30-2001

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Photo of mdtnelson
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Trying the Flying Dog K-9 Cruiser this cold Chicago winter's night. The beer pours clear amber with thin almost non-exsistent white head. The smell is mostly caramel type malt with undertones of spice. The taste is good combo of spice and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is a nice medium body with so so carbonation. Overall it is a decent winter ale.

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Photo of DSlim71
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jacewg
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Lang44
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of therica
3.97/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent warmer, better than the various ones I tried this season (including my longtime favorite Old Fezziwig which Sam Adams ruined this year).

A= copper, with modest off-white head, modest carbonation, some nice rimming and lacing.

S= nice mix of candied fruits, noteably dark cherry and plum. Nice roasted sweet malts and floral hops.

T= much like the nose yet apricot becomes noticeable; a very nicely balanced mix, modest carbonation, adequate bitterness. Slight sourness but taken in stride given the beer style.

M= slight syrup sweetness on the tongue along with the mixed fruits and bitterness.

O= a very worthy offering that I'll look forward to finding next holiday season as well.

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Photo of Brickwall316
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of DocJ87
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of pajeff
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Unicycling4Beer
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of KFaulkner
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of cantfindme
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Beer4MyBrajs
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Daniel9913
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of cowineaux
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Aggiedad
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of csrbv
4.35/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ran across a 6-pack of this at Wegmans.

Look: Poured a rich copper. Carbonation seemed a little low. Head was a thin kaki color; about 1 finger was left after things calmed down from the pour.

Smell: The aroma was robust with spicy malts and some dark pit fruits. There were also some faint hints of molasses and brown sugar. Basically all the spicy and sweet notes I usually expect in a top notch winter warmer. No booziness was noticeable in the nose.

Taste: Good – the taste was right on with the aroma. First was the spicy roasted malts followed by the sweeter dark fruits. The finish had smooth sugary notes with a hop bite right at the end. Aftertaste was an enjoyable earthy spice that lasted for a while.

This brew is reminiscent of a couple Christmas Ales that I have had, this is a very enjoyable winter beer.

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Photo of Mark5252
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of ChuckStingray
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at winghearts burger joint in downtown pittsburgh. pours a slightly cloudy cherrywood red color with a dying head. smells fairly basic, malty and seasonal, a little sharp from the alcohol. flavor is slightly spiced, malt driven, and subtly hopped. its very dumbed down for a winter warmer, nothing over the top, which makes is very drinkable i suppose. overall it was a well made beer but fairly unremarkable in terms of excitement.

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Photo of htrae2014
3/5  rDev -9.9%

K-9 Winter Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.33 out of 5 based on 807 ratings.
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