“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.” 5.6% ABV
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Turbodog is super dark-brown in color, almost black. The head is light-brown/khaki in color. Moderate lacing is left on the mug throughout.
Sweet malts and sour red grapes, with undertones of chocolate and toffee.
Turbodog is medium-bodied and pretty smooth going down. It finishes pretty wet, with not much flavor offered initially. The aftertaste is where the flavors start to come through. Light flavors which follow the nose pretty well, with the addition of just a bit of black coffee as well.
A beer of subtle flavor. Each drink goes down incredibly easy, and offers just a touch of well rounded character. Nothing stands out as overly bold, but I don’t think that is what the brewery is going for. What Abita has done is make a dark brown ale that is very drinkable. Not a standout beer, but okay. More pronounced flavors would likely separate this brew from the pack. 6/10
Abita Brewing Company – Abita Springs, Louisiana