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Backyard Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

Backyard AleBackyard Ale

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%


Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-03-2011)
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by nimrod979:
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a deep opaque copper with a big white head.
The aroma is peat-smoked malts alcohol. Slightly fruity.
Taste is smoky with a touch of sweetness to it. Dried fruit flavors come to the surface.
Very smooth and ceamy. Soft carbonation and medium mouthfeel. I've tried this on draft and found it to be a better drinking experience from the bottle while grilling some meat. This beer pairs well with grilled meats but otherwise doesn't stand up on it's own.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 00:40:00 | More by nimrod979
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-13-2013 15:27:13 | More by hef
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3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Great looking beer! Pours a clear amber orange, with a strong orange tint when held up to the light. Very thick creamy white head on the pour, with good head retention.
Smell: Some smokiness, some alcohol coming off, but not overpowering
Taste: Dominant taste is a smokiness, with some sweet malt. Primarily a barbeque smokiness, with a hint of burnt rubber. Not an unpleasant taste, but not very complex.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, good creamy texture.
Overall: The smokiness dominates the flavor, but it is not overpowering. I just think this is a one-dimensional beer. Nice to look at, not that great to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 19:56:37 | More by potownbill
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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a clear, golden brown body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves light lace.

S - Toffee, dark bread, and a bit of sweet smoke.

T - Sweet, bready malt up front with some toffee. Some light smoke and meaty notes in the middle and a finish of caramel, sweet, peaty smoke, and a lingering, acrid bitterness.

M - A medium light body, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is an odd beer, it doesn't have much in common with the traditional German smoked beers, but manages to do pretty well... Until the finish. There is a sharp, acrid bitterness that turns the smoke harsh in the aftertaste, if this wasn't present it would be a pretty good beer, but the harshness is hard to ignore.

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11-01-2012 03:23:44 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: thin head on a amber with slight golden hue body. nice lacing.

S: sweet caramel malts, slight mesquite note. very clean aroma.

T: sweet caramel malts and breads, mesquite and smokiness throughout with a slight burning sensation to the finish. earthy hops as well but these are mild

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: I think the beer is well made for what it is rying to be. It captures enough of the smokiness to make this amber ale different without going overboard or being a full rauchbier which some people may not enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 03:22:56 | More by kylehay2004
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orangedive

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass.

A - Pours a nice burgundy color with little to no head. 60% opaque.

S - tons of smokiness, some caramel, some sweetness.

T - initially, the taste is okay, but as it warms, it gets better. There's not a whole lot of hops. It is more malty and sweet. There is definitely smoke and meat flavors coming out. Kind of like smoke wafting off of a grill, which is what they are going for, I guess. Would be better to eat some food with this. This is not a session beer.

M - not bad. Smooth enough. Not thin but not chewy. Can't taste too much alcohol.

O - this beer seems like it would be a good pairing beer, but I am not too impressed with it on its own.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 01:20:20 | More by orangedive
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oline73

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a half finger of creamy off white head. The head sticks around pretty well and leaves a nice layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Slightly smokey and sweet from the malt. I'm getting just a hint of hops and some dark fruit.

Taste: Smokey up front, but this still has a fairly light flavor. Some fruity notes along with yeast and mild hope. The smoke sticks around through the finish with a dark fruit note and a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: As the name suggests, this would be a very nice barbecue beer. Not too heavy given the abv, I'd have another given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

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Backyard Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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