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Backyard Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

Backyard AleBackyard Ale

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BA SCORE
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40 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-03-2011)
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-05-2013 00:43:38 | More by yuenglingade
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

02-09-2014 19:54:29 | More by taylor714914
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-09-2014 01:55:06 | More by buzzy
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-01-2013 18:57:05 | More by ROGUE16
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Jedi8625

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16%

09-04-2013 03:21:15 | More by Jedi8625
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Jordan1985rec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12%

09-02-2013 21:00:35 | More by Jordan1985rec
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jmslade7

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23%

06-02-2013 03:39:33 | More by jmslade7
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-21-2013 02:15:17 | More by Kingcurio
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-21-2013 22:28:25 | More by bigred89
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bmur112

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-17-2013 11:00:03 | More by bmur112
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hef

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-13-2013 15:27:13 | More by hef
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potownbill

New York

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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Hophead420

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-11-2013 05:13:33 | More by Hophead420
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cps98

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

04-04-2013 15:50:06 | More by cps98
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-23-2013 00:22:51 | More by harrisjohnson
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

03-08-2013 00:51:59 | More by AngusOg
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

01-18-2013 02:54:53 | More by Jspriest
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

01-06-2013 23:22:17 | More by StaindProject86
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BGdad

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-03-2012 03:14:05 | More by BGdad
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nickfl

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

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

10-06-2012 20:04:11 | More by oline73
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

09-05-2012 23:22:39 | More by SPRichard
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ckollias

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper-orange hue with a thin, 2-finger, white head that quickly dissipates in to a wispy lace leaving no trail down the glass.

S: Smoked caramel and bacon aromas present here.

T: Similar to the smell there is a definite smoked caramel flavor here. Lots of complex spices here including a bacon taste.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Interesting beer. Nothing I would grab again but it was worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 04:49:01 | More by ckollias
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Backyard Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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