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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

1,396 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,396
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 26
Gots: 51 | 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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terrabyte

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, bright ornage amber with an average sized off-white head.

Aroma is grainy with a sick or sour smell to it. Not a good start.

Flavor isn't very interesting at all. It is tangy with some fruit, without being sweet. Watered down grains and malt leave little flavor but adds a lot of harshness.

Mouthfeel is average. It's well carbonated, medium thickness, and ends with a nice crispness. And yet, it's not really refreshing. "Old Scratch" is a good name, it kind of leaves the throat a little scratchy.

Drinkability isn't very high. Lack of flavor, harsh ingredients colide, and not very refreshing. Can't really see the point. Hopefully you enjoy the artwork on the lable.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2007 17:06:53 | More by terrabyte
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Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,396 ratings.