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Table For Two - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

10-29-2012 04:01:56 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.5%

01-13-2012 18:59:29 | More by bonbini26
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March_of_99

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-21-2013 16:09:08 | More by March_of_99
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WynnO

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-08-2012 05:17:20 | More by WynnO
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bmur112

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-15-2011 21:45:40 | More by bmur112
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-24-2011 00:11:24 | More by jenray
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-28-2013 13:34:07 | More by JakeDebus
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-05-2011 21:59:19 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Todd

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
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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drabmuh

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
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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nimrod979

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
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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bubseymour

Maryland

3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
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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bum732

Lesotho

3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
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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jbriggs7036

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
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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weller1js

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
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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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
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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oline73

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -2%
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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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -2%
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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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-25-2012 21:54:25 | More by SPRichard
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sneth019

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-28-2012 03:43:13 | More by sneth019
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-19-2011 19:23:49 | More by bigeyedfish89
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Brickwall316

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-15-2012 23:38:28 | More by Brickwall316
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christopheraknox

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-31-2011 01:06:14 | More by christopheraknox
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-11-2012 18:44:28 | More by duceswild
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Table For Two from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.