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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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1,494 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,494
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 33
Gots: 99 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 01-04-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Dogfish Head signature glass
Purchased: Single from World Market

Dark amber color, clear in the glass. Head is cream-colored and a finger high. Lacing is good, with low retention. Aromas are clean, with nice caramel malt sweetness. Also some light fruit smells present.

Taste is crisp, with caramel malt notes taking center stage. Mellow, with a light bitterness, but the balance is towards the sweet side. Carbonation is high on a light body, with a smooth finish.

Overall a really nice, easy drinking session lager. Would make a good go-to beer to have on hand in the fridge.

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3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color with off-white lacing.

Aromas begin and end with lightnsweet palemalt and a bit of caramel; light earthy/ floral hops.

The tastes begin with semi-sweetened amber malts and a bit of hops once again. Pretty one dimentional but not bad; just unmemorable.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Kind of watery...

Overall this doesn't quite fit the style for me. A decent beer, but nothing super special about it.

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Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,494 ratings.