K-9 Winter Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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77
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807 Ratings
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K-9 Winter AleK-9 Winter Ale
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
807
Reviews:
367
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.02%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
120
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 807 |  Reviews: 367
Photo of WesMantooth
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks nice. Very dark reddish color with a big fluffy tan head.

Smells and tastes like dark, sour fruits and bitter licorice, with some cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Fairly malty, but a little over carbed.

A little too bitter in the finish, and I swear there is chocolate?

Drinkable. I have had worse. I have also had many better.

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Photo of Mtooman
2.92/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.86/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy red/dark and colour. Sweet malts and dark fruits (figs, prunes, etc.) aromas. Sweet dark fruits, maple syrup, barleywine-esque taste. Cloyingly sweet.

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Photo of janubio
2.87/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark brown colour, medium head thas does not hold for too long, leaving a tiny lace. Smell of aniseed, clove and some caramel, in a confusing mix. Medium body, good carbonation. Taste of dark fruits, clove, aniseed, everything confusing too. Not the best Chrismast beer at all. Bitter finish.

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Photo of bnes09
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep auburn color. Ring of egg shell white head. Mildly toasty malt and herbal hop aroma. Malty flavor overall with toasted wheat and faint molasses. Medium bodied. Lots of bubbles. Flavorful and drinkable winter ale.

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Photo of cts309
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cantal
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoham
4.32/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Coca-Cola brown. Poured it into a Pittsburgh Steeler Beer Stein. Drinking my third one right now. Smells sweet at this point in the evening! For a beer with almost as much alcohol as wine it's pretty smooth sailing. Feel milky, again this is my third beer (7.4%) so I feel like this is the time to write the review.

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Photo of lastmango
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bourbon brown with a thin tan head. Minimal lacing. Nose of honey and malt. Tastes of sweet malt. clove and nutmeg. This is very malty with little hop bitterness. Thin and light with light carbonation. Easy to drink if you are into sweet beer.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.42/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dallasflatline
2.69/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of madelf66
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lightman
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmasher85
3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tastes a bit like a dunkel style or dark hefeweizen. Rather strong on the bananas and bittersweet burnt malt and nutmeg, with a hint of bitter on the back and and a surprising amount of warming booze from the medium-high alcohol content. Can't say I'm a big fan of the banana flavor in this one, as it tastes rather cheap compared to some other similar beers, but perfectly drinkable and if it weren't for the mildly sickly flavor, it would be a good brew to come in from the snow to.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
2.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Savan
2.38/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

poured quite a beautiful bronze hue into a tulip glass. A caramel aroma is of slight, but present. An off unplaced after taste is most present, malty also undistinguished. Feel is not heavy, soft and under carbonated. Not impressed by this beer. I have however had worst.

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

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.76/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, deep, dark mahogany color, with a finger and a half of whitish colored head that dissolved away into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, but I do get some faint notes of toasted malt, some dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes, figs and a touch of spice such as clove and licorice.

Taste: Wow! That’s really, damn, good! Tons of toasted malt up front, followed by some brown sugar-like sweetness and spices of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of floral, slightly bitter hops at the finish. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 7.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a delicious, malty, sweet, slightly hoppy beer that is full of spices. Quite delicious! Recommended.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.42/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this from a cask at the Town Hall Brewery and from a 12 oz bottle in a chalice.
A: Brilliant copper tinted amber to chestnut under a finely bubbled 1” off-white foam collar that clings to the side of the glass leaving sheets of lace
S: Hint of chocolate, faint banana, more aromas from the cask version than the bottle.
T: Big malty flavors, fruit, chocolate, banana.
F: Medium to full body, creamy, sweet, medium low carbonation, a grainy astringency that grows towards the finish.
O: This beer has all the right bones but they do not quite come together and the grainy astringency on the finish suggests that someone sparged too long.

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