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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

(view ratings)
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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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle out of the Stray Dogs variety case. With a mildly aggressive pour into a pint glass, I got a finger of white head. Brown amber body. Not much lacing to talk about, and head retention is pretty much just a ring around the edges of the glass, but whatever.

The smell has a decent amount going on. A bready, sweet malt foundation, topped with a bit of hops, and a metallic fruitiness that almost smells like it could have come from a white wine of some sort. Or maybe I'm crazy. Hmm.

The taste is pretty nice, really. A good, balanced malt flavor, a hint of citrus, a decently dry, crisp finish. The mouthfeel is just full enough to compliment the taste, and overall, each sip leaves me both satisfied and wanting more.

It's good to have a nice lager to turn to every now and then, what with all the DIPA's and Russian Imperial Stouts aged in oak barrels with a hint of smoked salmon and chili peppers running around these days. I enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 04:13:25 | More by troysoy2
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Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,338 ratings.