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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:
Beer added by: nrpellegrini on 06-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A Belgian-Style Table Beer.
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of tone77
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
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 HopHead84
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
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 sneth019
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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 sludgy
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Brickwall316
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of nimrod979
3.09/5  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.

Photo of christopheraknox
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
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 ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of bmur112
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jbriggs7036
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of Todd
3.06/5  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.

Photo of smakawhat
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
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 weller1js
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Photo of dtivp
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.

Photo of obrendano
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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