Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Turbodog, Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs Louisiana
Yesterday being Fat Tuesday and having lived in New Orleans for a spell where I picked up some delicious recipes - I cooked up some Jambalaya with a side of black-eyed peas with okra. The Turbodog from Abita Beer tasted just right to go along side dinner. Although it is a little darker than what I would usually pair with spicy food - it seemed to work quite well....
It pours deep brown, nearly opaque with a tight head.
The aroma is a nice balanced sweet malt, slightly roasty with some mild yeast.
It has a rich full body that is roasty with nice chocolate tones that carry through to the finish. It is very creamy.
The aftertaste is chocolaty with roasty tones. The creaminess holds through to the aftertaste and helps to reset the palate between flavorful bites of food!
It is brewed in small batches with Abita Springs artisan water. They use German Alt yeast and Willamette hops (dry-hopped) along the combination of Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts. A delicious brown ale! Their distribution has picked up considerably over the past few years and we are lucky to find their beers in the 12oz bottles and 6 packs in fine grocery stores and beer stores.