The Fear - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.78/5 rDev +29.9%
Nice pumpkin pie smell with some pie crust , cinnamon, dark malts and some fruity alcohol fumes. I get spices right up front with some cinnamon, ginger, a tad of nutmeg. Very complex beer. It ends with a hoppy earthy bite. I also taste some alcohol and the dark fruity ester come out.
Its very spicy and the pumpkin takes a bit of the backseat but coming through with a vegetable bite that mixes in with the hops. You get a lot of tastes in this one. I also get a burnt malt porter taste as well. Its almost like a porter mixed pumpkin ale. The dark malts and earthy bitterness of a porter but not uite stout with the pumpkin pie spices and slight pumpkin taste.
An amazing take on the style very unique in comparison to most. With that being said its not the best but very complex and still an amazing beer.
10-18-2012 02:42:00 | More by thebrood1987
4.76/5 rDev +29.3%
Pumpkin beers are one of my very favorite styles, second only to a good west coast or Imperial IPA. There are so many great pumpkin beers out there; Some very mild and not really pumpkiny at all. Some are way overdone to the point where we must ask ourselves if they are beer at all or are they liquefied pumpkin pie? And then there is The Fear: A perfectly balanced pumpkin ale that is deceptively smooth and delightfully drinkable despite the 9% ABV. The traditional pumpkin and spices are definitely all there, but subtle enough to allow the taste of an American Strong ale to come through. Bravo to Flying Dog for making a truly fantastic fall seasonal!
09-01-2013 03:59:58 | More by Chrisbaggz
4.3/5 rDev +16.8%
Served in a tulip.
Appearance: Very dark brown, with light bubbles on the body and a off white head that's roughly a quarter inch off the body.
Smell: Freakig potent pumpkin scent heavy nutmeg. Comes and goes not heavy stickiness but very good to inhale.
Taste: can you say pie Ina glass because that's what it tastes like, slightly creamy and heavy pumpkins and cinnamon. It's sweet with malts and brown sugar how can you go wrong.
Mouth: Sticky and smooth.
Overall: incredible purchase and best one of the night here at TJ Finleys, thank you for offering this gem. Salud!
10-03-2013 03:03:50 | More by BlurryVisi0n
The Fear from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.