Table For Two - Flying Dog Brewery

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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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A Belgian-Style Table Beer.

(Beer added by: nrpellegrini on 06-22-2011)
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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of oline73
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.

Photo of drabmuh
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.

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of HopHead84
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of THECPJ
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

Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Todd
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.

Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of bubseymour
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.

Photo of AleWatcher
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.

Photo of bum732
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.

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Table For Two from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.