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Tire Bite Golden Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
70
okay

982 Ratings
THE BROS
56
awful

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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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 +55.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

merddyn2002, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of rottnbkr
4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

rottnbkr, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of JimmyP
4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

JimmyP, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of bonsreeb85
4.45/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

bonsreeb85, May 12, 2009
Photo of Symphonic
4.33/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Symphonic, Aug 26, 2007
Photo of hiikeeba
4.33/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

hiikeeba, Sep 29, 2007
Photo of arboristfish
4.33/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

arboristfish, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of StaEva
4.3/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

StaEva, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of Jimbolikesbeer
4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

Jimbolikesbeer, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

CWhite, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of bigmoose125
4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

bigmoose125, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Jordan
4.25/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Jordan, Nov 30, 2001
Photo of JennieKoeper
4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

JennieKoeper, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of r00ster
4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

r00ster, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of bigdeuce
4.13/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

bigdeuce, Nov 23, 2007
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.1/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ZenAgnostic, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of snaotheus
4.1/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

snaotheus, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of Shaw
4.1/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Shaw, Jul 13, 2007
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.05/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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

JudgeRoughneck, Jan 25, 2006
Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.03/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

MarkSCCOT, Jul 22, 2007
Photo of joshlara
4.03/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

joshlara, Apr 22, 2004
Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +32.9%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

richkrull, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of rambleglitch
4/5  rDev +32.9%

rambleglitch, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of BuzzedBob
4/5  rDev +32.9%

BuzzedBob, Dec 30, 2011
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Tire Bite Golden Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 982 ratings.