In this fall beer blog, the beer that is being feature is Flying Dog Dogtoberfest. If you read my earlier blog on their Cherry Sour Ale, you know a little something about this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that blog post. Let us get into the beer.
This fall beer has a nice clear copper color without a head on it. The smell is a nice malty. The taste is a smooth malty without an aftertaste. This beer is a beer drinker malty delight or dream. It extremely drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.flyingdogales.com):
alcohol by volume: 5.6% availability: Fall release hop bittnerness: 30 IBU Specialty Malts: Light Munich, Munich 90, Munich 100, Vienna hops: German Perle, Hallertau yeast: Proprietary lager strain
Brewed with 100% imported German ingredients, it will cut spice while pulling out sweetness. Flavor notes: Full-bodied caramel sweet with a light toasted and crisp, clean finish Pairs with: Mexican and Pepper Jack cheeses; sweet Asian sauces; spiced desserts; German foods
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing out, I really love this beer. There are three breweries that hit home runs on the fall seasonals and they are Flying Dog, Milwaukee Brewing Oktoberfest, and Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. This beer gives you the nice malty from a traditional German style lager. It has a nice balance but not boring like most fall seasonals. I have to say this fall season has been very disappointing and I hoping winter seasonals are not the same way. I hate fall and winter because the motorcycle is up for the winter. The beer normally gets me through that problem. This year fall has been very bad. I am glad to see a few breweries are stepping up to the plate and Flying Dog Dogtoberfest was one of them. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/