Abita Brewing 'Turbodog' Brown Ale

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Abita Brewing 'Turbodog' Brown Ale. 5.6% abv. 28 IBU. Dark brown color. Thick foamy tan head. Good retention, moderate lace. Aroma of sweet roasty malt, warm caramel. Front taste of caramel malt, mild bittersweet chocolate, earthy, dank. Aftertaste is cocoa powder, coffee, vanilla notes, bitter earthy sustain. Medium body. Mouthfeel is cool, a touch creamy, carby, sweet finish.

This is a good brown ale, one that chooses more of the chocolate aspects commonly found in this category. Caramel and cocoa are promised in the nose, and the taste delivers them along with touches of coffee. It's roasty and flavorful but not rich. Abita's other, more premium offerings build upon this beer for more decadent tastes. Based on this brew, I intend to seek those other bolder beers out. Until then, I'm somewhat satisfied with this solid brown. Recommended.

From the brewery:

"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!"
[source: abita.com]

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