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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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1,474 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,474
Reviews: 757
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 31
Gots: 79 | 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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4.52/5  rDev +32.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Appearance - Red/amber color. Nice foam head, disappears quickly though.

Smell - Not too complex but a nice sweet malt smell, a little bready as well.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, very smooth.

Taste - A mixture of sweetness and a hint of hops . Simple flavor but still good.

Overall - This beer is simple but still extremely enjoyable. I like it very much, can't wait for another one.

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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 11/26/2013. Pours crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, light fruitiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, light fruitiness, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malts, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber lager style. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love Flying Dog brewing company and am sad to see it leave Connecticut but hope it comes back soon. The appearance was a nice dark yellow almost orange with a light head. The smell is full of malt and hops, very effervescent. The taste is sweet in the beginning with the malt and then the hops give a bright finish. Hope to have one again soon.

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Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,474 ratings.