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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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brilliantly clear with smallish dark head. Nice red amber.
Malt aroma with slight aqueous quality.
Straight out malt flavor. Quite a bit of malt drying on the finish, which is quite long. Slight dark fruitiness. Soft hop flavors and some bittering too (cutting some sweetness).
Really kinda' light body, but fullness is aided/added by the carbonation.
Not sure why this rates so low of a score. It is better than that.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear ruby with a 1 finger off white head. Average amount of visible carbonation. Leaves some splotches of lacing as the head dissipates.

S: Sweet carmel malts with a hint of spiciness to it. A touch of roasted malt and a decent amount of dark fruits. Raisin, fig and plum come to mind.

T: Carmel and toffee blend together with some of the roasted malt. Mild dark fruit taste with a hint of fermented fruit. Spices like allspice and cinnamon come to mind as well. Slight touch of booze at the end. Lingering sweetness.

M: Medium to thick body with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Low carbonation and a bit sticky after swallowing. Works well in the warming department.

Overall not an overwhelming flavor, certainly something smooth and relaxing for a cold winter night. Wouldnt mind just a bit more spice or a more complex malt profile.

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3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into ommegang tulip. Pours a syrup color brown with moderate head. Good hop and syrupy booze aromas. Sweet syrup and malt flavor with minimal spice. Its slightly hopped but its noticeable. Overall not something id reach for all the time but a good sweet malty nicely spiced warmer.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

K-9 Winter Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.33 out of 5 based on 808 ratings.
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