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

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