Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Flying Dog Dogtoberfest


Flying Dog's Dogtoberfest is the 2009 Great American Beer Festival's gold medal winner for the German Style Märzen category, beating out 44 other entries.

The beer poured a clear, dark amber color with a thumb width, off white head. The aroma is yeasty, with notes of sweetness and pale malt. The body is smooth and bready, with hops underneath and a sweetness that stays throughtout the entire beer. The finish has a light dryness that works well with the rest of the body.

Overall, this is a pretty enjoyable beer. The marzen style can be a little one demensional with its bready sweetness but Flying Dog's verson is really well balanced.

2 comments:

Chipper Dave said...

I believe Flying Dog also won Gold at the 2008 GABF as well. A simply wonderful example of an Oktoberfest and definitely one I seek out. If you like this brew be sure to try their Gonzo Imperial Porter. It too won Gold at the 2009 GABF.

The Foaming Head said...

Dave,

I have had the Gonzo and it is amazing. I wanted to try the barrell-aged Gonzo but the price is holding me off for a little.