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Backyard Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Backyard AleBackyard Ale

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81
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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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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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-amber with a thin tan head

S-adjunct amber grains with just a hint of smokiness. Very fain

T-comes in with a taste of caramel and a taste of bon fire smoke. It's a very creamy and subtle taste. It has a biscuity flavor to it. The after-taste is matching with a bit more sweetness, maybe even some cocoa. It has a touch of bitterness too.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a semi-dry finish

O-this is more of an introduction to smoke beers. It's maybe the most faint smoke beer I've ever had, which is amazing because it's one of the strongest ive had too. As an amber ale, it's still just okay,

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 03:11:22 | More by AdamBear
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12%

07-22-2012 19:37:58 | More by nmann08
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12%

07-21-2012 14:44:54 | More by mendvicdog
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16%

06-30-2012 12:04:54 | More by bootsandbeer
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cowineaux

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-03-2012 20:30:28 | More by cowineaux
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aprilianewman

Maryland

5/5  rDev +40.1%

01-03-2012 03:50:14 | More by aprilianewman
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christopheraknox

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

12-31-2011 00:57:52 | More by christopheraknox
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RPMazzi

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12%

12-23-2011 23:38:00 | More by RPMazzi
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BrooBub

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12%

11-15-2011 02:17:22 | More by BrooBub
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Backyard Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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