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Abita Takes Home 5 Medals From The Dublin Beer Cup

October 21, 2014

MARCH 2014

Abita was awarded three bronze medals and two silver medals for their brews at the Dublin Beer Cup, which was held in Dublin, Ireland.

Turbodog: Silver medal.  

  • The comments from the judges included the following:  very appropriate for style, sweet, malty, well balanced, clean and no significant off-flavors, slight vegetal and diacetyl noted by  one judge. Slight musty and oxidized again by different judge but not by the other judges.  On target for bitter, hoppy, malty, and carbonation. Overall an excellent beer with high technical merit  and the judges pass their congratulations on to the brewer.

Abita Amber: Silver  medal.

  • Comments from the judges included the following: very appropriate for style,   slight veil, slight onion note/fatty acid note, slight astringency   nice  malty,  good medium body. On target for bitter, hoppy, malty, carbonation and esters. No faults.  Overall, an excellent beer with high technical merit  and the judges pass their congratulations on to the brewer.


Mardi Gras: Bronze  medal.

  • Comments from the judges included the following: very appropriate for style, strong bitter, nice ester, alcoholic, some dimethyl sulfide, slight sulfidic note  light, roasty, sweet and hoppy, perhaps a bit oversweet making it slightly unbalanced.  On target for malty, carbonation and esters. Overall a very good beer with high technical merit and the judges pass their congratulations on to the brewer. 


Christmas Ale: Bronze  medal

  • Comments from the judges included the following: nice caramel, strong hop, overly roast, astringent, nice estery note with hoppy  back note,  some after-bitterness, one comment of phenolic and sour after-palate, and one comment of slightly oxidized. Strong bitter – harsh but good.  On target for   malty, carbonation and esters. Overall a very good beer with high technical merit and the judges pass their congratulations on to the brewer. 


Restoration Pale Ale: Bronze  medal

  • Comments from the judges included the following: hoppy, a bit flat with flavor not going through, little low on carbonation, flat, slightly cloudy,   light body,  low on hop character, slight aftertaste of citrus lingering, one comment of slight sulfidic,  slight aftertaste of citric/hoppy,  fruity floral dry hopped aroma, nice ester, balanced and without defects, nice balanced flavor. Note – this beer had two rounds of judging and low carbonation comments were not seen on the first  bottle, only on the second bottle. On target for bitter, hoppy, malty and esters. Overall a very good beer with high technical merit and the judges pass their congratulations on to the brewer.
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