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Table For Two - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.73%


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

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgian-Style Table Beer.

(Beer added by: nrpellegrini on 06-22-2011)
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I sometimes wonder how I would get on without my local trader, tone77, and his ongoing deliveries of bottles to keep me from going CANCrazy. I may never know as he is coming by tonight for a pick-up and that often also entails a drop-off. I am waiting with bated breath.

From the bottle: "A Maryland collaboration for the ages"; "Belgian-style table beer"; "Beer brewed with honey".

In the meantime, I am emptying out my backlog of bottles, including this one. Whoa, Nellie, but this was one active beer in terms of its carbonation! I was initially heavy-handed on my pour and quickly realized the need to take my foot off of the gas. After things FINALLY settled down, I was faced with a finger of rocky, tawny head that hung around much longer than I would have liked, impeding my pour. Color was a hazy orangish-amber with lots of carbonation in evidence. Well, duh! Perhaps over-carbonated? Nose had a scent of orange peel or did they use orange-clover honey? Either way, it smelled good. Mouthfeel was a little thin but the honey was evident on the tongue along with a spiciness that was most likely yeast-driven. Finish was very dry, again probably due to the yeast and accounting for the extreme carbonation. I would definitely put this on the table if a bitch were coming over.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 21:30:44 | More by woodychandler
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dyan for this one.

A light haze to this golden color with a fluffy white head. Some banana and pepper along with lots of yeast. Sweet, pale malt with a little bit of straw and grass. The banana is fairly pronounced and gives the beer a nice sweetness. Some bready malt and a hint of citrus peel. The straw and grass are there as well. Just a hint of pepper and maybe some yeast.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 17:08:28 | More by womencantsail
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some fruits. Taste is good, fruity, honey, some malts, lots of flavor coming through. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality brew worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 18:49:40 | More by tone77
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HopHead84

California

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3/15/2012

Review #1800

Bottle from Dyan. Thanks! Snifter.

A: Honey gold with a creamy white cap that lingers for a while. Lacing is scattered. Great clarity and color.

S: Notes of apple and pear waft from the glass. Lightly spicy pepper-like phenols blend with a touch of clove. Floral aromatics are restrained. Malt is biscuity and lightly sweet.

T: Sweet biscuit and bread with expressive fruity esters that bring to mind apple, green grape, and pear. There's a touch of mineral character and a low bitterness with a little white pepper. The phenols growl stronger in the lightly spicy and fruity finish.

M: Upper light to lower medium in body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: A drinkable and satisfying Belgian Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 03:10:13 | More by HopHead84
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a finger of bright-white head. This retains with a foamy ring around the edges of the glass, leaving back thin wisps in the center and smattering the sides with spotty lacing. The aroma smells grassy and spicy, with added notes of zesty citrus, musty earth, and a toasted sweet graininess, which all combine to give this some twang in the nostrils.

The taste is honeyed sweetness and toasted grains, with a softer fruit presence working itself in. A moderate citric bitterness adds a bit of assertiveness to the profile, as this end with some earthy must and spice on the finish. More grassy and herbal tones emerge from the hops and work into this as things warm up a bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a little lighter feeling, with a sprightly feeling effervescence to the carbonation that is firm feeling up front but then much creamier along the back.

Not bad at all. This was a decently flavored Belgian Pale with a lively crispness to the body that complimented the profiles well. I’m glad that I picked a bottle of this up.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 15:36:53 | More by Kegatron
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle pours a crystal clear golden color with almost no head to speak of. Just a small white rim around the top of the glass.

Aroma makes up some ground with some nice floral and fruity notes. Honey sweetness and bready.

Light in flavor. Floral notes and honey add sweetness. Reminds me of honeysuckle. Apples, citrus hops, bready, and hint of spice. All these flavors make it complex yet everything is so subtle that nothing is any dominant flavor.

It's very soft on the palate. A mild spicy bitterness on the back end. Clean, crisp and dry finish. Overall this beer is exactly what it was made to be. Easily drinkable and simple. Good session beer that would be good on a hot summer day. Too bad it's January.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 01:02:50 | More by nimrod979
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Courtesy of 2dogbrew-- thanks Mr Russ!

Three finger head looked like it was going to be glorious... But after about 30 seconds it vanished, leaving only a little collar. After 2 sips, the collar followed suit and left me a Dear Jeff letter... Now it looks like apple juice in my glass and my 2 year old is eying it ravenously.

The nose is mainly bubblegum, apples/pears, a bit of earthy grassiness...
The flavor is aboutthe same, with a little sweet but grainy malt up front and a really dry finish that males me want a glass of water.

The body feels decent; some clingy oily residue with fizzy feel.

Overall-- not my favorite, but drinkable. It actually seems like it would pair with a meal much better than it stands on its own.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 03:13:04 | More by AleWatcher
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jbriggs7036

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Table beer...good call.

A- Bright hazy autumn beer with honey color
S- Bitter apple or pear, slight honey and lemongrass taste
T- Grassy lemon/lemongrass. Old lime with fermented honey.
M- Needs less carbonation and certainly needs to be slightly warm
O- This beer has its place, somewhere between the trash can and beer that gets Coors light drinkers into craft. Im am a little offended by this beer...I love Brewers Art and FLying Dog usually, I can't believe the two of them together make this sub-par ale. Disappointed, but the hit the mark with "Table ale" they may have been successful if this is truley what they were going for.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 00:13:28 | More by jbriggs7036
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Todd

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Hazy, pale, thick white creamy head.

Smell: Clean, powdery gum, soft honey, bread.

Taste: Dry, tannic, apples, esters, bubble gum, herbal, fermented honey.

Flying Dog collaboration with The Brewer's Art in Maryland, brewed with the Westmalle yeast strain and local honey. An attempt at your basic easy drinking Belgian-style Pale Ale (aka - table beer). This one misses the mark a bit in the beginning. It's quite messy upfront and the gummy notes are overly dominant, but the beer shows promise as it warms; redeeming itself by allowing other flavors to unfold. The honey notes are subtle, but underline the beer nicely. A decent offering overall that eventually hits the mark at being a basic table beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 02:28:12 | More by Todd
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tullip glass. No dating is present.

Off the pour a somewhat off white head that is mostly foamy with some good compactness, sitting on a simple dull somewhat cloudy body. Effervescent bubbles of cola size sort of rise up, some leave the edges and rise quite fast.

Nose is a grainy malt, and some small candy like yeast, but small candy sweet sensation. Comforting, subdued, different. Maybe even a little grass like hop sense.

Taste is fairly decent. A mix of Belgian like malts with a grain punch that is chewy and some hop bittering sense giving to Belgian floral but mostly grass. There are some little hints though of sugar candy like Belgian sweetness that come out though but it is very tiny. Texture fits the profile of the classic style solidly, slightly creamy with some light bodied punch.

Overall everything in a Belgian Pale Ale seems to be here but toned down a notch but with a good grain background. Don't mind this, but I am not knocking down grandma to have this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 02:48:14 | More by smakawhat
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weller1js

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance: pours slightly hazy, golden in color with a defined orange hue; well-carbonated with a thick, bubbly foam which dissipates into a similar foamy lacing.

smell: lightly balances between sweet belgian notes and crisp floral hops, with a light earthiness notable on the undertones.

taste: begins rather clean, yielding to bread-like maltiness, light on both yeast and Belgian velvety notes; hops present themselves throughout the middle and finish, fairly dry and even more bitter than at the outset, finishes and lingers bitter as well.

overall: for its intent as simply a table beer, all of the elements are present, nothing particularly unique, but very casually drinkable; some may be dissappointed due their higher expectations on a collaboration between FD and BA, but they achieved what they were going for.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 23:53:26 | More by weller1js
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dtivp

West Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy golden orange with a one finger white head that fades quickly, light lacing.

Aroma of yeast, malt and spice.

Taste of yeast , bready sweet malts, spice, a slight hint of lemon and citrus hops. I didn't pick up any honey flavor which surprised me since the beer was brewed with honey.

Mouth Feel was light body, thin, with moderate carbonation, some crispness, with a slick slightly bitter finish.

Overall this is a nice beer to drink in quantity at a sporting event or party. Easy drinking and low ABV. It was a good colaboration, however, I wouldn't call it one for the ages.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 17:15:41 | More by dtivp
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obrendano

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

literally all around good on this one

A - beer is a sunny gold, head is blinding white. head doesn't exactly stick around long, but is initially fluffy and semi dense.

S - spicy light citrus and decent malt nose. a little leafy as well

T - huge dry biscuity malt flavor, and just the slightest hint of pungent Belgian yeast, followed by a brush of hops and cracker finish. well balanced, but a little subdued for what I was expecting. tinkering with some stronger hops could make this come alive

M - no real plusses or minuses, mouthfeel is that of a middle of the road homebrew ale. slightly sticky and medium bodied.

O - despite it being a little less than challenging than it is made out to be, this is a good one and would make a great drink for pretty much any meal I can think of.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 21:20:06 | More by obrendano
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saynogo

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I paid $3.50 for a 12 oz. bottle at The Perfect Pour in Columbia, MD (it wasn't marked and I was surprised at the price when the cashier rung it up).

A - Very pale orange, modest head, lots of carbonation. It resembles a glass of ginger ale.

S - Herbal hops, peppery Belgian yeast phenols, no malt smell.

T - Pepper, floral sage, and slight tartness. The modest maltiness is just sufficient for balance. Nicely dry throughout.

M - Light and very carbonated, which is appropriate to the style. The carbonation could have been smoother.

O - This strikes me as more of a hoppy Saison than a Belgian Pale. Nice for an American Saison, but this 12 oz. bottle cost me as much as a bomber of Victory Helios, which I much prefer.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 16:39:51 | More by saynogo
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint. Overall a decent beer but I've had much better from both of these breweries.

Beer is yellow with a thin white head of small bubbles, some lacing but low carbonation, head has low retention.

Aroma is the worst part of this beer, it is grainy and harsh with a mild yeastiness to it. not a turn on.

Beer is medium to light in body, a little grainy on the finish but compared to the aroma it is fine. The forward is mildly malty but not so much, the overall beer is fine. Mild yeast in the midpalate. I won't have this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 04:58:46 | More by drabmuh
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bum732

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

S: Slightly spicy and phenolic, slightly grassy, wildflower floral notes.

L: Slightly hazy golden yellow, creamy white head with 1/8 inch retention.

T: Fairly dry pils malt with a slightly spicy bitterness. Some phenolics persist throughout. Slight melon with lots of white pepper. Finishes very dry with hints of phenolic yeastiness.

M: Medium bodied, medium high carbonation.

Lots of white pepper spicy dryness. Lacks that complexity present in many Belgian examples, but pleasant enough.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 01:33:09 | More by bum732
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - murky witbeer like appearance. Cloudy orange/copper. Little head that dissappears quickly. Not very presentable appearance at all.

Smell - Extremely bready/ cracker like smells. That's about all I picked up.

Taste - Slightly tart/slightly mettalic/slightly cracker like. No real noticable flavors of note beyond that. As its warming slightly I'm picking up some of the Belgian yeast but very slight. Nothing bad but nothing good here either.

Mouthfeel - Watery.

Overall - Its an ok offering at best. Tastes nothing like a belgian pale ale to me. Tastes more similiar to their tire bite lager than anything resembling a Belgian Ale. If I were Flying Dog, this one I'd discontinue quickly and try something else. It doesn't offer anything new or interesting to the public worthwhile of production in any mass quantity.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 23:10:37 | More by bubseymour
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jfmorey

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Busboys and Poets in DC

Poured a slightly yellowish clear amber with little head.

Aroma is lightly spicy.

Taste is full of Belgian yeast and citrus hops, very clean and refreshing (am I biased by the heat of this July DC day?).

Mouthfeel and carbonation is a bit light but overall the flavor is what I want from a Belbian.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2011 19:33:42 | More by jfmorey
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Table For Two is a collaboration between MD brewers Flying Dog and Brewer's Art. The category says Belgian pale ale but it seems more like a saison to me (sour fruit, dry and spicy).

A: Slightly cloudy yellow colour and a big 2 cm head that is maintained by high carbonation. 4.5

S: Yeasty with a hint of cloves. It may be from MD but it smells Belgian! 4

T: Slightly sour maltiness that comes across as a dry apple flavour. Of course there is yeastiness there too. The aftertaste is spicy cloves and tartness. Tastes like a saison to me. Maybe too much sour fruit, though. More than I expected. 4

M: Thick. 4.

O: I'd had enough after one glass. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 02:04:13 | More by vandemonian
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from a six pack I picked up at State Line.

Pouring a brilliant, clear light orange with a dense,off-white head with great retention and moderate lacing, this is a visually appealing beer. The nose is great as well. Bright, spicy yeast character with white pepper and clove working well with an earthy, minty herbal hop backbone, this beer smells refreshing. Not much yeast aroma per se, though the yeast expression is pretty strong and phenolic. This beer has some honey malt character with a little doughy aromas as well. Solid stuff.

The palate opens light with a little honey and dough along with a rather noticeable yeast spiciness. The spice character is fresh and sharp, with a blend of a mild coriander-like astringency, white pepper and a clove note as well. Moderately saison-like in its rustic nature, there's a clean farmhouse-like character that's found in some saisons that don't have Brett in them. The malt backbone is simple and clean, and never gets in the way of the yeast expression. The hops appear toward the end, with a mildly spicy and herbal mint character. Drying on the finish, this beer is light in body and a little high in carbonation, totally appropriate. My only quibble is that the body is just a touch watery, but apart from that, this is a fantastic table beer. And the fact that you can get a sixer of this for less than a bottle of Dupont's Avril, it's a no-brainer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 03:24:37 | More by DefenCorps
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junjun1

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this brew poured from a bottle into a pint glass...

Somewhat clear beer, that pours a deep golden color, with a small head, kinda white, that slowly fades.

Smells a bit...bready, clear maltiness...

Tastes good, cracker maltiness, with a light hoppiness and a slight spicy yeasty ester that rounds this one out...

Nicely carbonated and light...

A fine beer, a really nice lowish abv offering, and a decent enough beer that deserves a chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 21:41:20 | More by junjun1
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice, slightly cloudy deep gold and a creamy white head about a finger high. Good retention and good lacing.
The smell speaks of yeast mostly, maybe some fruit like lemon.
Tasting this beer the yeast dominates the palette throughout the tasting. Some malty notes and lemon mingles with a slight hop finish.
Very nice take on a seasonal brew, very refreshing summer beer. I am glad I tried this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 03:13:42 | More by Hopfenpeter
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oline73

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light golden amber color with a finger of off white head that fades fairly quickly.

Smell: Mild with some Belgian spice. There is just a hint of sweetness from the malt and a mild citrus like note.

Taste: The Belgian spice is the dominant flavor here. There is some bready malt and a mildly bitter finish. Not too complex.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side with tingly carbonation and a slightly slick finish.

Overall: This is a nice beer if you want to have two or three. Nice and mild and easy to drink. I'd like the flavor to be a little fuller.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 03:03:27 | More by oline73
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THECPJ

Delaware

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

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: saison yeast, malts,

taste: spice, malts, yeast,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: refreshing belgian pale ale / saison. enjoyed it on this warm summers day.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 20:55:39 | More by THECPJ
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good sessionable take on a Belgium ale.

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Perfunctory if custom Ralph Steadman illustrated label, with the image of two dogns sharing goblets next to a table. Notes collaboration, main characteristic, and a barely legible bottling code. Shows 5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy deep gold pour with a finger of frothy foam, moderate retention, fair surface memory and good lacing.

S - Soft nose… Lightly yeasty, with a fruity touch, and a sweet hint of honey.

T - Palate follows the nose in sync with a soft malty sense, fruity note woven around the yeast and a light touch of honey in the soft sweet finish.

M - Light to light-medium body, and carbonation, which turns a bit shy in the finish. Smooth flow.

O - Quite quaffable. Hitting the mark rather well for a sessionable take on an easy Belgium brew. Probably good as an entry social quality craft brew.

Notes: Nice collaboration. Unusual to get together and do a Belgium take on a session beer. Calling this a "collaboration for the ages" is quite a stretch but this is a quality brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 17:19:51 | More by Daniellobo
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