Monday, February 18, 2013
Game Day Beer Review: Abita Brewing Turbodog English Brown Ale
(5.60% ABV) Turbodog was poured from the bottle at Emeril's in Orlando on Shrove Tuesday -- better known in certain parts of the world as Mardi Gras. The beer was a rich, dark brown color and displayed a thinnish tan head when poured.
Turbodog offered only the very mildest smell of roasted malt. We also got a slight whiff of chocolate and caramel.
The beer was highly carbonated,certainly more so than we expected. The roasted toffee taste was buttressed by a certain chocolate undertone, but the beer was hoppy enough to finish on a dry note. Overall, it was a very mild beer -- and certainly sessionable. B