Dogtoberfest (2008)

Flying Dog's Dogtoberfest 2008It’s utterly apropos that I drank and am now reviewing the Flying Dog Dogtoberfest that I received the first part of the month: the beer won the Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the “German-Style Märzen” category. Congrats guys!

This year’s version is slightly less in alcohol than last year’s (my review here) by half a percentage point to 5.3%. Flying Dog strove to use authentic German ingredients in the beer and they brewed a solid Oktoberfest.

Appearance: Pretty clear, reddish-brown with a light tan head, which fell quickly.

Smell: Malty, with rich caramel notes and a hint of roasted malts; some nuttiness in there too.

Taste: Very tasty—malty-sweet, caramel and a touch buttery, very rich. It’s full of the malty tasty character that I really enjoy and look for in Oktoberfest/amber beers.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a sweet presence, very pleasant.

Overall: I really like it.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores an overall grade of B. On RateBeer, it scores 3.13 out of 5, and is in their 54th percentile.

One Response to Dogtoberfest (2008)

  1. Chipper Dave says:

    I tried this brew at the GABF this year right after they announced it as a gold medal winner. This brew is definitely worth seeking out. I’d buy this again.