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Secret Stash Harvest Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Secret Stash Harvest AleSecret Stash Harvest Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taylor714914 on 09-25-2011)
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
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aprilianewman

Maryland

5/5  rDev +39.3%

12-20-2011 15:59:51 | More by aprilianewman
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KevinTK


5/5  rDev +39.3%

05-30-2012 14:05:28 | More by KevinTK
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guillemiro

Maryland

5/5  rDev +39.3%

11-21-2011 01:34:35 | More by guillemiro
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-16-2012 05:27:14 | More by YobroitsJoe
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-21-2013 11:58:16 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

09-19-2013 00:57:08 | More by wanderlust389
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-15-2013 21:46:02 | More by MarvinSnyder
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smakawhat

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Wild Dog series, lets get WILD!

A huge head off the pour off of white very foamy. Body though is a super crystal clear golden orange body, with some nice rising hard to see carbonation. Head falls pretty slowly with some retention giving to clumpy character, but also leaves some occasional good lacing so I'll raise it's score.

Mild sour vinous green grape, with a little bit of almost wheat sense. Sweet smell of slight honey. Real interesting and of course mild funkiness.

Taste is a quick dissipation of funky brett, with a nice malt take over. Finish has a little bit of pine hop which mixes well with a chewy malt density. Digging that chewy wheat texture which makes the body just bold and big enough. Sweetness doesn't seem to come through from the mild hint on the nose.

Overall this is a tasty example of a saison that is real easy drinking. They did good here I am enjoying this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 02:24:23 | More by smakawhat
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-28-2012 21:41:20 | More by bubseymour
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-21-2013 15:58:13 | More by ZachKelly
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-18-2011 00:08:57 | More by nmann08
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-28-2011 23:08:02 | More by n00blar
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christopheraknox

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-31-2011 01:05:00 | More by christopheraknox
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-21-2013 19:40:17 | More by jacewg
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2011 21:44:54 | More by bmur112
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BrooBub

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-17-2011 01:44:36 | More by BrooBub
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-18-2013 03:10:31 | More by Jspriest
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Barrchon

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-25-2011 02:20:21 | More by Barrchon
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy dark gold with a half finger white head that faded slowly into a thin cap with moderate lacing.

Aroma of sweet yeasty malt, spice anf hops.

Taste of yeast, bready malt, with some herbs, spice and a nice hop finish.

Mouth Feel was medium towards light body moderate carbonation, crisp with a slight bitter after taste and dry.

Overall this was a very good Saison, easy drinking an very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 23:13:02 | More by dtivp
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice take on an Americanized saisonesque harvest ale. Hop profile shines nicely over the earthy underflow.

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Compulsory Ralph Steadman illustrated label, with the image of a dog carrying a bag on his back full of harvest-brewing goods, and bags with bottled beer on each side. Notes overall intent, main characteristic, and a bottling code 026A12. Shows 5.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

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

S - Nice nose, lightly citric and yeasty, hint of funk and sweet spice...

T - Palate expands with a complex range, bitter salute, complex and nice that lingers… Saison sense from that yeast actually permeates the brew with an earthy range coated by the fresh C hops, hint of spiced grass, and a sweet, honey memory close to the final flow. There is no evident sense of the red wheat, sweet corn or potatoes used in the recipe, although the overall sense of the backbone of the brew is rather well rounded and pleasing.

M - Medium-light body, generous carbonation early on with a slight fading sense, which is nicely rescued by the hint of smooth honey after the bitterness, and sealed with a semi-dry touch.

O - Nice flow, nicely accented by the hops and with that Saisonesque yeast strain… A lot of the supposed complexity is not so obvious and comes together with a general sense that works pretty well.

Notes: Nice surprise from Flying Dog, nothing for the history books but rather enjoyable… Reminds me a bit of a common angle with their Raging Bitch, which actually has grown on me, and probably would rate higher now. I would not be surprised if I felt the same with this one in the future. With this quality-price ration I´m sure going to try to grab another six-pack... On top of all else it has a nice social potential.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 03:04:33 | More by Daniellobo
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was quite excited to try this after picking up a sixer at the wooden keg.

Great looking brew with a copper color and half finger head.
Sticky hops in to nose with some sweetness and yeast.
Great crisp taste. Almost reminded me of a saison du buff without the herbs. Great crispness with a nice bit of malt j. The middle. Semi dry finish made me come back for more. Perfect mouthfeel with the smooth and slick body and tiny carb bubbles. Overall this is another solid offering from flying dog!

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 04:01:39 | More by taylor714914
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smokeypeat

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love trying "harvest" beers and picked this one up for something new. Pours a nice golden color into the glass with a slight bit of haze present. Frothy white head is present and it lingered throughout the glass. Nice bubble action throughout as well. Smell is solid with a bit of green apple tartness and some slight saison spiciness. Hop profile is present with a grassy light hay smell being prevalent. Taste is really unique for one of these fresh harvest beers. The saison style is really working for me here as something different than the normal IPAs that you get with fresh hopped beers. Lots of good spice from the yeast with a good clean hop bite. There is a slight malty sweetness that really balances the crispness of the hops. Mouthfeel is pretty good with a semi-dry finish. Pretty good beer from Flying Dog. I can see myself picking up another sixer while this is fresh.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 23:29:05 | More by smokeypeat
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mattboyer182

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a some what see through gold. Almost no traces of head.

S - very strong smell of wheat up front. It smells a lot like a hefeweizen.

T - tastes like a saison only way more bitter. Which isn't a bad thing. Just different for me. You can taste the hops well and I feel like some corn.

M - light bodied and heavy carbonation.

O - very different but I like that about it. It is good for fall time for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 21:42:34 | More by mattboyer182
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chodinheaven

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big off-white head over a slightly hazy light amber beer. The head sticks around for a while and leaves nice lacing as it slowly dissapates. Soft bubbles slowly make their way to the top. Smells like honey and wheat malts, very pleasantly. Some bready notes make their way up, as well as well as some floral hop notes.

Smooth feel to this one, almost to smooth and not creamy enough. Nice bitter bite from some piney hops and a touch of floral as well make their mark on the palate, with some spicy and sweet notes swirling around them. A little bready, but definitely on the hoppier side of things as they seem to take a hold of this one. Honey adds a slight note in the middle of the taste and aftertaste, but its more effective in the aroma. There is a certain complexity to the spiciness that is appealling, but the mouthfeel seems to throw the balance off. It seems undercarbonated, giving it a watery quality that fortunately doesn't translate to the taste. Not a bad beer, and I'm always glad to try a new one from a local brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 03:20:00 | More by chodinheaven
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biernack

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-28-2013 07:42:40 | More by biernack
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Secret Stash Harvest Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.