Dog Eat Dog Pilsner | Woof Breweries

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Dog Eat Dog PilsnerDog Eat Dog Pilsner

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Woof Breweries
Oregon, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Thrasher on 03-13-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ccrida:
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3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured in a pint glass, the Woof Pilsner is a clear, light orange gold, very little off-white head. The aroma is robust, all bready malt and slight citrus. If I didn't know, I'd guess this was a pale ale. The taste did little to dissuade that notion, although it did have the crisp larger taste and bitterness, it was buried by malt. It was a pretty good beer though, but a bit to rich in malts and wanting hops for my taste in lagers. Something about the malt and the body, it was a bit too rich yet watery at the same time, weird. Almost no carbonation, very smooth and pretty much no aftertaste, it was pretty drinkable but nothing special. Unusual though, for a pils. I would have rated it higher if not trying to rate to style.

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3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear gold with lasting white foam, not too much lace. Very sweet aroma of malts and brown sugar. This pilsner has a big malt base with some sweet caramel and light metallic elements. The lemony hops are subdued but finish off the flavor very nicely. Pilsners can often taste cookie-cutter and mass-produced. This one has all the hallmarks of a pilsner, yet still maintains the small-batch, microbrewed, rawish feeling. Could be best on a hot sunny day alongside a cut of fresh fish. It's Alaskan halibut season folks. Mmmmm....

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

Needed a beer to go with some Thai food, and it was warm out - a pils sounds nice - and this one was handy and cheap.

Poured a rich tawny-golden with good clarity. There is a surprising absence of carbonation and resulting head, which gave the beer a somewhat off look.

The aroma was of abundant malt - like you'd expect from an Asian pilsner, but even more robust. It had the edges of old world style hops too - raw and grassy.

The taste was rather thick, full, and seemed to get heavier slowly through the beers. It carried its full, pilsner malt flavor well, and had a subdued malty sweetness. The hops gave some edge to the beer, but didn't hide what Thrasher identified as a slight metallic flavor. Its not too bad, but accumulates.

The beer doesn't warm well. Its best served chilled, and could really stand for some carbonation.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dog Eat Dog is a pleasure to drink but bears as much resemblance to a traditional pilsner as a poodle does a pit bull. All the outward appearances and characteristics of pale ale are present including a profusely malty taste and a strong essence of dark fruits and brown sugar in the nose. Presumably a bottom fermenting yeast is used along with customary ingredients and a cold fermentation process. But fruity esters contribute to a more ale-like brew than anything, despite a light briskness to the body.

Dog Eat Dog’s bitterness shows uncharacteristic restraint in comparison to the crisp, pervasive bitterness of traditional pilsners. Its carbonation is positively furious and throws a well-sustained mass of white head atop a brassy yellow body.

Woof makes a total of four beers; three ales, plus the Dog Eat Dog Pilsner. Dog Eat Dog has a raw wortish property to the flavor and aroma, yet it is insanely, vigorously carbonated. Does this mean that the beer started at an unusually high gravity and retained unfermented sugars? Hard to say. Little is known about Woof except that they brew bottled beer for exclusive distribution at New Seasons Markets.

At my discretion, I’m electing to rate Dog Eat Dog for its drinkability and taste, not for its conformity to style. It makes for a very decent supermarket six-pack though its designation as a pilsner should be thought of as no more than a technical specification.

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Dog Eat Dog Pilsner from Woof Breweries
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 4 ratings