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Tire Bite Golden Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Tire Bite Golden AleTire Bite Golden Ale

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980 Ratings

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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 3
pDev: 18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2001)
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Photo of merddyn2002


4.68/5  rDev +56%

This was a great beer. We got it in a variety pack from Flying Dog. hops and malt were well balanced. Golden amber color. Excellent velvety head. Great rich aroma. The flavor was sublime. I could drink this stuff all day. A fine fine example of a golden ale.

08-22-2010 14:35:39 | More by merddyn2002
Photo of rottnbkr

4.5/5  rDev +50%

03-10-2012 00:31:50 | More by rottnbkr
Photo of JimmyP

4.5/5  rDev +50%

04-06-2012 03:57:23 | More by JimmyP
Photo of bonsreeb85


4.45/5  rDev +48.3%

Poured out of a wickedly illustrated 12 oz. bottle - into a pint glass

A - tiny head, gone in a flash, color-very clear golden (looks crisp and light)

S - hops, sweet malts(apple, caramel?)

T - extreme balance here, medium hop bitterness, openes w/ a welcome sweet malty close, extremely satisfiying

MF - very light, crisp from high carbonation

D - they just don't make 'em more thirst quenching and refreshing than this. This may be the ultimate grill-out beer. Drinking this here in the early days of may makes my brain's mouth water for the upcoming days of summer - good times great beer!

05-12-2009 18:47:57 | More by bonsreeb85
Photo of Symphonic


4.33/5  rDev +44.3%

This beer has a good aroma. I poured it into the glass and it was very clear with a slight head on it that dissipated in about two minutes. It is very smooth with good carbonation. Also, this beer has a pleasant taste with a good, grainy aftertaste. I highly recommend this brew.

08-26-2007 02:43:00 | More by Symphonic
Photo of hiikeeba


4.33/5  rDev +44.3%

I expected to hate this after reading the reviews. It is a great session beer.

A: Pours up straw with gold highlights. The white head dissipated quickly.

S: A hint of citrus in the aroma, a bit of sweet malt.

T: Hops and malt are perfectly balanced. Subtle and subdued. A bit of hops on the tongue, but subtle.

M: Very nice. It's not thin. The CO2 tickles my tongue.

D: This is a great beer. Not too heavy, the hops don't overwhelm you, and it's light and crisp.

09-29-2007 22:14:01 | More by hiikeeba
Photo of arboristfish


4.33/5  rDev +44.3%

The color of this beer is a golden almost pale yellow. Head is a fizzy white. There isnt to much of an aroma with this beer. Smell of malt more than there is of any hops. The flavor of this beer reminds me of a creamy sweetness. Looks like the brewer uses munich, and malted white wheat malt. Which helps to explain the taste. The hop flavor is and bitterness is low and yet I think hallterau and perle work well together in this beer. From what im tasting I think Flying Dog hit the nail on the head with this style. A very good kolsch!

11-02-2010 21:07:00 | More by arboristfish
Photo of StaEva


4.3/5  rDev +43.3%

I love this beer. Pours an enticing golden autumn wheat color with a half-finger white head that dissipates by sip number 2 or 3.

Simple, honey-sweet maltiness and a sweet yeasty caramel exhale coupled with moderate carbonation, hop roundness on the sides and grassy/citrus hop aromatics make this beer extraordinarily flavorful and drinkable by the dozens.

I disagree with those saying this beer is bland and watery, I found very little of that here save a thirst quenching quality lacking in heavier styles.

Give it a try and decide for yourself.

04-28-2011 00:13:20 | More by StaEva
Photo of Jimbolikesbeer

4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

03-17-2012 04:15:51 | More by Jimbolikesbeer
Photo of CWhite


4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

06-22-2012 15:38:54 | More by CWhite
Photo of bigmoose125


4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

07-12-2012 04:01:21 | More by bigmoose125
Photo of Jordan


4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

Even though the 6-pack I purchased was 9 months past the 'best before' date, this was a much enjoyed drink. Fruity malty aromas on the nose, this combonation carries over onto the palate. Amaising how similar a smell and taste can be. Finishes very dry. Even though the head dissipates basically to nothing and has a yellow straw color, it's packed with sediment! Pick this up sometime.

11-30-2001 18:05:14 | More by Jordan
Photo of JennieKoeper

4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

11-28-2012 21:27:33 | More by JennieKoeper
Photo of r00ster

4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

06-04-2012 21:36:42 | More by r00ster
Photo of bigdeuce


4.13/5  rDev +37.7%

This is an easy drinking, nice crisp, smooth beer. Flying dog makes some nice beers..Almost tastes as if it has some type of sweet belgian yeast strain. Smells a bit of hops but is lacking there. Can't pinpoint the exact flavors of this beer, except, it is definitely a German style golden beer. Pours a nice golden color and is very malty on the front. A nice offering by Flying Dog.

11-23-2007 01:45:57 | More by bigdeuce
Photo of ZenAgnostic


4.1/5  rDev +36.7%

12oz bottle poured into Duvel snifter. Label stamped 279A11. What does that even mean? The best by the 279th day of 2011? Maybe someone can beermail me the translation. I haven't had many beers in this style so I'm sort of using light lagers as areference point.

Appearance -Hazy orange amber. Big frothy white head with low stick.

Smell - Musky hop. Very grainy. Some malty sweetness present when swirled.

Taste - Burst of flavor. Sweet. Alcoholic. Very well balanced. Clean finish. Slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Refreshing. Light but effervescent, so there's not any watery feel.

Overall Drinkability - Nooff characters. Well balanced and definitely not dull.

10-18-2011 19:26:56 | More by ZenAgnostic
Photo of snaotheus


4.1/5  rDev +36.7%

I think of this more as a lager than anything else, and I'm scoring it based on that.

For a lager, this is a pretty darn good beer. It's bright golden in color, lightly carbonated with a thin, quickly fading head. Tastes like a full-bodied lager, more malt character than anything else. Thin, crisp and clean in the mouth, and easily drinkable.

12-30-2008 05:24:41 | More by snaotheus
Photo of Shaw


4.1/5  rDev +36.7%

Pours a lovely golden color with a very white head that reduces to a nice quarter-inch thick layer in my glass. There is also substantial carbonation.

It smells of grass and nobel hops with just a hint of earth. Quite nice.

The taste is nicely bitter with a lovely flavor of malt for balance.

The body is far from watery. It has a nice substance to it.

This beer is very easy to drink and just shows that Flying Dog is a great brewery.

07-13-2007 03:04:56 | More by Shaw
Photo of JudgeRoughneck


4.05/5  rDev +35%

Thin, spittle-white, cavernous head pops away fast leaves some filmy lacing. Beer itself is totally clear pale straw. Looks just like a bud light really. Nose is nicely balanced fresh grain, slight sugar, and hint of peach.

Tastes great! Light sugary sweetness makes a very mellow transition into a restrained hop fruitiness. Might be a little sweet for some, but this one of flying dog's better brews and a good, smooth drinkin' golden thats not too wimpy. Crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is a little on the thick side for this style, but I like that it has a bit of body to it

01-25-2006 21:12:25 | More by JudgeRoughneck
Photo of MarkSCCOT

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +34.3%

I am definitely a fan of Kolsch's. I know that many find them too watery or dry. However, for me they remind me of the benefits of visiting Koln.

A. A clear amber brew with a light head.

S. Straw, grass, and sweet floral notes.

T. Crisp, light, refreshing beer, smooth.

M. Light carbonation, but very crisp.

D. Very drinkable.

A great example of a Kolsch. This is an underappreciated style. To truly enjoy it, wander around Cologne and you will get hooked.

07-22-2007 21:47:36 | More by MarkSCCOT
Photo of joshlara


4.03/5  rDev +34.3%

Appearance: A very light beer, clear gold color, thin white lace, appears exactly like a pilsner.

Smell: Aroma of straw, grass, and sweet floral notes.

Taste: Flavor of grains, some biscuit, and finishes with a slight herbal somewhat bitter hop taste. Very light and very refreshing.

Overall: A great lighter style beer to have around during the 95 degree oven of the northeast in July. A good choice for an everyday session beer in the summer. Definately an alternative to Bud and other macros.

04-22-2004 02:23:53 | More by joshlara
Photo of dcevans


4/5  rDev +33.3%

11-27-2011 07:23:17 | More by dcevans
Photo of richkrull


4/5  rDev +33.3%

This is a really good beer. I'll definitely be going for this one again.

A - Nice light golden yellow color.

S - Sweet smelling, pretty good.

T - Light body, nice tasting, little sweet, little citrusy.

M - Nice light feel

D - Very good. I could have quite a few of these.

01-08-2011 21:42:29 | More by richkrull
Photo of rambleglitch

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +33.3%

02-12-2012 04:21:06 | More by rambleglitch
Photo of BuzzedBob


4/5  rDev +33.3%

12-30-2011 15:55:24 | More by BuzzedBob
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Tire Bite Golden Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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