It was a late night and I needed to relax, sit back for a minute and soak in the madness of the last few days. It was a cool September Saturday night and the sky was partly cloudy. It was really quiet and one of the last nights I would be having in what used to be ‘my back yard.’ I got to have a bottle that night and I gave a bottle to my good friend iZathrez. Anyhoo, it was a very good beer.

Smell from the bottle – At that time of night, it was nice to get delicate smell of sweet hoppyness and malts. I know I did not get the full effect from the bottle but it was good.

Appearance – I did not pour this beer into a glass, but Flying Dog has great labels, nuff’ said.

Taste – This was a nice clean, light caramel beer, left me wanting more.

Mouth feel- This beer is halfway from a REALLY GOOD natural soda and a Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale to m.

Comic Book Pairings – I am going to read JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25
On October 1, 2008 Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Art by Ed Benes; Cover by Ed Benes
Vixen and Animal Man journey into the sacred Tantu Totem to solve the mystery of their altered power.

Food Pairings – All I wanted that night was a hotdog from Grey Papayas in the east Village in New York City and if I knew my wife would not beat the living crap out me, I would of gone out there and gotten one.

Drinkability and repeat Drinkability – I have drunk this beer every year since the first time I had it. Dogtoberfest is not just some beer you enjoy just for the tasting, it’s something you have in October in as many ways as possible. For me it’s the Oktoberfest beer that sets the benchmark for all the others

Brewer’s breakdown and info

The origins of Dogtoberfest are shrouded in mystery, but scholars think it has everything to do with an insane German king and a crazed Oompah band. You can read the full historical record of Dogtoberfest at FlyingDogAles.com. Dogtoberfest is deep mahogany in color with an intriguing caramel finish and brewed with 100% imported German ingredients for a true German flavor.

ABV: 5.3%
Plato: 14
IBU’s: 30
Specialty Malts: Vienna Malt, Munich 90 Malt, Munich 100 Malt, Light Munich Malt
Hops: German Perle, Hersbrucker
Process: 100% imported German ingrediants for an authentic flavor