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Old Scratch Amber Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

Old Scratch Amber LagerOld Scratch Amber Lager

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,338 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1338
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck with an dog theme artsy label. No freshness date.

Appearance: Slightly hazy light copper in colour with an off white lace that sticks to the glass.

Smell: Hops hit the nose as a touch of esters make their way through also.

Taste: Hoppy oil, almost a bit citrusy, on top then it fades and a rounded toasty malt flavour and an even leafy hop bitterness rides into the after taste. Alcohol is quite warming. Faint esters and a mild fruitiness are noticable.

Notes: A pretty good brew, very flavourful but seems to have some ale qualities and finishes like an ale also with stronger than normal alcohol qualities.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2002 08:08:44 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, red-ish/amber colour, decent head. Aroma has a touch of sulfur in it and a soft noble hop. Semi-malty, not overly sweet character with light caramel, some roasted, some fruity. Light astringency and leafy feel on the palate. Hops are not bitter but have an interesting almost citrus quality to them, followed by a dry, crisp snap. Finish is a bit dry too, some woody notes. Wait ... what's this buttery flavour doing in my lager?

Other than that ... this is a pretty decent and drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2002 21:55:53 | More by Todd
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Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
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