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Dogbite Bitter | The Vermont Pub & Brewery

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3.57/5
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62 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Vermont, United States
vermontbrewery.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic, well balanced ESB brewed with traditional East Kent Golding and Fuggles hops. There is a big, fierce earthy hop bite complemeted by a well rounded, flavorful and malty body. A very bright beer with a rich, deep amber appearance. A Pub favorite for over 18 years!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,331
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
62
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -44%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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2.66/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer pours a light copper color. The smell is malty with some hint of bitterness. The taste is about the same, although the beer gets kind of sour towards the back of the throat. Nothing really special here. A decent garden-variety bitter that seems easy drinking. I remember having it before where it seemed as hoppy as their Bombay Grab but I don't see that in this batch.

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2.72/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a slightly hazy copper, with a moderately lacing off-white head. Grainy aroma, caramel notes, light floral hops. Light biscuity taste, caramel and toffee, subdued, and a touch of hop bitterness for balance. Not extremely flavorful, but mellow, and drinkable, and on the heavier side of light-bodied. Decent.

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3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very British interpretation of the style. The beer is a bit cloudy with an orangey amber color. The nose was very weak, good lacing. The beer is of the Noble Hop variety. It is watery and has a very thin malty mid section that needs lots more body. The beer is a touch herbal, tea like, that has all the characteristics of an English ale. It wasn't my favorite and I moved on from the sampler

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mild bitterness front to back, but with a little malt sweetness on the tail. Smooth medium-bodies mouthfeel. Aroma is oddly metallic, but otherwise no strong smells. Color is coppery amber; pretty well clarified but not much carbonation.

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3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of their current best. Good head, bitter, an ESB with fuggles and Goldings. Less carbonated and more natural bitter than their other offerings. Carmel. Thin-medium. Dark amber with a bit of a head. Your session ale. Would like it to have less sweetness.

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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sraimondi
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice light bronze hue, very true to the style. Film head persists with spot lacing. Some malt and faint toffee in the nose. Taste has alot of malt upfront, with some hops in the finish, although I think there should be a bit more. Pretty balanced though. Very soft and somewhat chewy mouthfeel. I would look to this one as a session brew. Overall a good beer.

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3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a stop on our tour of Vermont after a cruise of Lake Champlaign.

This brew poured a dark amber, somewhat cloudy, with minimal head that did not last at all, with no lacing. Nose was of caramel malts. Taste was somewhat hoppy as the brew was served at around 55 degrees. The balance of malts and hops was just not there as hoped. This beer was almost flat as far as carbonation was concerened. Mouthfeel was OK but nothing special. Overall drinkability was OK but nothing I will go out of my way in the future.

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Dogbite Bitter from The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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