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Old Scratch Amber Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

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Old Scratch Amber LagerOld Scratch Amber Lager

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,503 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 765
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 33
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

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Ratings: 1,503 | Reviews: 765
Photo of Herze
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of devin305
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcm75
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwswigs
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Bob
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of limetom
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of edificio5
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It was an ok tasting beer. I bet it would be better paired with a good meal

Photo of bmeGT
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dlmvh5150
4.51/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pairs nicely with an Oliva series O cigar.

Photo of Eden222
1.74/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

I read the reviews of this beer. While I am not an experienced beer drinker, all I could taste and smell was cloves. It was awful.

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose of malt, caramel, biscuit, nuttiness, faint fruitiness. Taste caramel, breadyness, malt, slight spice, & pine. Ok!

Photo of hozersr
3.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dmdolby
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L- nice rich Amber color with an off white head. Leaves good lacing going down the glass

S- not a very strong smell. Slight hint of cloves

T- fairly light taste. No bitterness. Not an unpleasant experience

F-very smooth going down. No bite at all

Overall not a bad Amber lager. Goes down easy and is refreshing

Photo of DarthVorador
4.39/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presently surprised, this is a very tasty brew! Good job Flying Dog!

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.4/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, clear, deep, dark, mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malt up front, followed by some caramel and brown sugar. Very bready and sweet in aroma. Very nice!

Taste: Great!! Very malty up front, with strong notes of bread and cereal. Next comes some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness and some spices of black pepper, a touch of coriander and a touch of ginger. The beer finishes with some beautifully balanced hoppy bitterness. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth and creamy as there is very little carbonation. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an outstanding amber lager! Malty, sweet and creamy! Delicious! This is going to be a regular beer in my fridge!

Photo of Jono1986
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AaronOp
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foam
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

great amber lager/ale. here in the North-East, we cannot get Fat Tire so, this is a nice alternative.

Photo of Drifter1
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fellysmarts
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bustersuess
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,503 ratings.