In this beer blog, we are going to sample Turbodog Ale from Abita. If you read my beer blog posts on their beers a few days ago, you know the history of this southern craft brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know Abita Brewery. Let us get into this English Brown Ale.
It has a nice dark brown color with a nice white constant head on this English Style Brown Ale. The aroma has caramel, toffee, and slight chocolate notes. The taste of this light to medium body beer has a light carbonated chocolate notes with some toffee notes. The aftertaste has toffee notes. It is drinkable brew.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. This combination gives Turbodog its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate, toffee-like flavor.
Here is a description from their website (www.abita.com):
Turbodog® is a dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. This combination gives Turbodog® its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate, toffee-like flavor. Turbodog® began as a specialty ale, but has gained a huge, loyal following and has become one of our flagship brews.
This ale pairs well with most meats and is great served with hamburgers or sausages. It is a good match with smoked fish and can even stand up to wild-game dishes. Turbodog® is also great for marinating and braising meats and cooking such things as cabbage and greens. Colby, Gloucester, Cheddar and blue cheeses go nicely with Turbodog®. It’s perfect with spicy Louisiana jambalaya or Spanish paella. Some even like it paired with chocolate!
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In the end, I have enjoy my fair share of American and English Brown Ale. Turbodog is an English Style Brown Ale. This brew has a ton of flavor and I can see many brown ale fans enjoying this beer. This beer is in my Top 5. I love Turbodog, Goose Island Nut Brown Ale, and Brooklyn Brown Ale. It is a medium body but is pretty drinkable. I can see this beer go with just about any dish. I love to see how it would go with some chocolate ice cream with some hot fudge on top of it. I recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser