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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

69 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 69
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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazed, lighter golden color with tons of carbonation forming a massive white foamy head. The huge head makes fitting the brew in a pint glass impossible at first. The head very slowly fades, eventually making this a two/ three pour beer to make it fit in a standard 16 oz pint glass. Upon fading the head leaves a good level of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is yeasty and a little bit grainy with a hint of caramel sweetness. Along with these smells is a little bit of a grassy smell as well as some citrus and spice with a bit of a grape like smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a wheat and grainy flavor with a light lemon and orange flavor. A yeasty flavor is present upfront as well, with the combination of flavors having a rather smooth taste. As the taste advances, flavors of hay, some funkiness and tartness as well as a decent amount of a grassy flavor come to the tongue. These flavors add a new dimension to the flavor profile but also take away from the smoothness of the beer, leaving a drier Saison flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the rather high side (as would have been anticipated from the huge head). Both were rather appropriate for the Saison style and made for a rather easy drinking brew.

Overall – A decent Saison, but nothing all that extraordinary. Rather easy drinking and at least worth a try.

10-22-2013 01:14:03 | More by Darkmagus82
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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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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-21-2013 16:06:14 | More by bconsidine
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-21-2013 15:58:13 | More by ZachKelly
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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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joeboe2001

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%

A-Crisp light golden appearance--about the same as Bud.

S-Much hoppier, far less fruity than other beers in this category.

T-Loved the hops--if I had to classify this on my own I would call it a light pale ale. None of the sour fruity tastes I usually get from a farmhouse type ale.

M-Nothing objectionable here--smooth, consistent, and imminently drinkable.

O-Noticeably better than OK. I enjoyed the second one as much as the first, and would have had a third but my wife was ready to go!

10-18-2013 14:17:23 | More by joeboe2001
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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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csurowiec

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-06-2013 12:00:01 | More by csurowiec
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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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Andrew526

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-23-2013 12:53:10 | More by Andrew526
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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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jmslade7

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-02-2013 03:53:52 | More by jmslade7
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-08-2013 00:57:07 | More by AngusOg
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-06-2012 02:30:50 | More by thebuck
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Jeckel

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

11-10-2012 01:43:59 | More by Jeckel
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-02-2012 22:57:10 | More by dsshuck
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date

LOOK: Clear straw yellow hue, great frothing, stickage all the way down

SMELL: Spicy, herbal, medicinal, walnut skin, dried grass, slightly musty

TASTE: Medium bodied, a bit chewy, grassy, hoppy, resin, bready, very herbal, faint bandaid, pear juice, long hoppy drying finish

Sort of one of those American Saisons, good use of hops here though not to the point of being unbalanced. Wish it was a little bit more dry and crisp. Scores high for my in originality for a fall release ... sometimes a simple twist can make the difference.

10-31-2012 01:11:32 | More by Jason
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username

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-21-2012 18:36:13 | More by username
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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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harrisjohnson

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-06-2012 23:53:19 | More by harrisjohnson
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

A- Crisp golden appearance. Good transparency with a bone white head.

S- Hops come through along with a nice malt note. I also get aromas of fresh grass and corn.

T- Hops come through from beginning to end and are balanced by the malt note. Not really sure how this is categorized as a saison, but there is a slight spice note.

M- Good carbonation, good mouthfeel, very drinkable and crisp.

O- Solid beer overall. Could definitely drink a few.

10-06-2012 17:55:01 | More by stephenjmoore
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-29-2012 15:43:23 | More by AndrewMichael
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-28-2012 21:41:20 | More by bubseymour
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-26-2012 03:43:38 | More by 2dogbrew
Secret Stash Harvest Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.