Dog Leg Right Amber Ale | Woof Breweries

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Dog Leg Right Amber AleDog Leg Right Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Woof Breweries
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Reidrover on 09-17-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a pint glass, the woof amber is actually is more of dark, garnet brown, like maple syrup. There is a moderate off-white head, which quickly dissipated but for a slight collar, leaving very little lace. Perhaps the maple syrup color description came to me because it was pretty much the dominate aroma, all sugary malt, maybe a touch of butterscotch, but fairly one-dimensional. The first sip, I have to say was pleasantly surprising, really quite tasty. One closer examination though, it wasn't all that exciting. The malty sweetness flirted with being to rich (but was not), then faded to bread, a bit nutty, and slight bittering hops, nothing crazy but easy going and inoffensive. The malty after taste was pleasant enough and just slightly dry. The mouthfeel was on the light side but in a balanced, sessionable kind of way. I'd say the Dog Leg Right is pretty darn drinkable, although it might get a bit cloying if you start to pick up steam. Nothing special, but great for the price, especially if you want some beer for a party or something with casual beer drinkers, they'd probably really love it.
My ratings are based on they style, not compared to all beers ever..and really this is more of a brown ale, but for these purposes I'm thinking general session ales...

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Photo of djeucalyptus
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I stumbled across a long-hidden pack of these while cleaning the other day and figured I didn't have anything to lose.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet, it yielded a small creamy head which quickly mellowed into nothingness leaving a thin band of foam at the edges, showcasing the relatively beautiful woody amber hue of the ale. Richer and darker than an average amber, it looked appealing. Aroma of maple, bread, malt, oats, figs, honey and raisins blended together in a fairly pleasant aroma, surprising for the age of this bottle. Taste was in line with the aroma, maple, raisin, and oats were dominant, with a subtle hop bitterness coming in at the end, which I hadn't expected to still be hiding in there. Surprisingly flavorful, with a mellow but sweet and strong malty taste with subtle hints of boozy alcohol, probably as a result of sitting for such a long time. Carbonation is fine but thorough and mouthfeel on the whole is pleasant... a good balanced middleground with enough body and substance to carry the sweetness, but not thick or syrupy. Drinkability is pretty decent, aside from the fact that they haven't brewed it in a few years and the chance of finding much is slim.

So in short, if you stumble across a bottle or two aging under good conditions somewhere, it just may be worth a shot. It seems to hold up fairly well over time... I was certainly surprised.

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Photo of Reidrover
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw this at Albertsons in Wilsonville today..had never heard of the brewery.
KInda cheap looking label, 12 oz brown long neck.
The appearance is par for the course as far as "ambers" go..its a slighly dark amber with a large frothy off white head.
The aroma is very malty/milky..small hops.
A very malty version of the style..its all sweet malty tastes..with a slight hop aftertaste.
Its average on the palte.
Its drinkable..but I have had much better.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Apparently the name of this beer makes reference to an angular fairway in golf. I wouldn’t know about that, but the bottle shows a svelte and dapper pooch poised to swing a golf club.

Dog Leg Right has a mellifluous, fruity aroma, light persistent carbonation, and deep orange-honey color with refined clarity. The flavor is unabashedly malty with a delightful bready, biscuity complex, a casual reference to brown sugar, and only slight complimentary bittering. It reminds me a great deal of Well’s Bombardier.

A friendly, casual beer with assertive malt emphasis.

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Dog Leg Right Amber Ale from Woof Breweries
3.44 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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