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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

1,392 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,392
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 25
Gots: 49 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Texas

2.42/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a true imperial pint glass in high altitude Denver, Colorado. Reviewed live. This was one of the bottles available in Flying Dog's sampler pack.

A: Pours a 3.5 finger head of slight soft cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear copper (NOT Amber!).

Sm: Biscuity yeast, cream, and amateurish barley. Smells like an all extract homebrew beer. The strength of the aroma is moderate.

T: And it tastes like a homebrew extract as well. Light caramelized malt doesn't add anything, but instead pollutes the balance. It's simply built and crappily so. The balance is off. The cream is understated, but may still be its best feature. A near watery finish; certainly a bland one.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with an artifical creamy undertone to it. Far from complementary of the flavours in the body.

Dr: Fairly drinkable excepting the lackluster quality. Overpriced as part of the sampler pack. I won't have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 22:56:56 | More by kojevergas
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3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
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This would be a good replacement for someone who likes SamAd Boston Lager. It is a little sweeter up front, a little more hoppy on the finish, but it is pretty dang similar to SamAdBL to me.

It's a little light on mouthfeel, as you'd expect such a crystal-clear brew to more highly carbonated.

Overall, I give it a 3.25

Serving type: bottle

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Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
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