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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

1,418 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 28
Gots: 62 | 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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jsausley

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass from the Boston, MA brewery.

A: This beer pours a beautiful reddish-orange and amber that is slightly opaque. Its appearance gives the impression that it is a thick, heavy beer. It forms a nice head that is long lasting for a lager and bubbles nicely from the bottom of the glass. The head clings to the side of the glass as you drink, which is uncommon for a lager of this smoothness. Overall the appearance is rich and deep and the beer begs to be drank.

S: Old Scratch has a fairly crisp and pleasant smell that is rich of hops. There are fruity hints but nothing overpowering and it smells fairly typical for a lager. There is certainly nothing unpleasant in the smell.

T: Tasty, clean and smooth with lots of toasted malt. There are also subtle flavors to this beer. It smells more hoppy than it tastes, but there is a hint of bitterness. There is a rosy quality to the nose which is very pleasant and there are also hints of fruit, notably green apple. There are also flavors of caramel. It has a crisp and sharp bite that is absent from many other amber lagers. There is very little aftertaste, but what is there is reminiscent slightly of a yeasty wine with some bitterness.

M: Probably what I will remember most about this beer is its mouthfeel. There is very little carbonation, and I expected more from a lager. Additionally it is exceptionally smooth - it feels more like a stout with its thick, silky texture. These are not bad things but it is somewhat uncharacteristic of an amber lager and so it only ranks average here.

O: A great beer that I would certainly buy again. It is a different type of amber lager and is worth a buy - delicious, smooth and looks wonderful in a glass in front of you.

06-20-2014 22:54:43 | More by jsausley
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Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.