The Fear - Flying Dog Brewery

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474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 38
Gots: 65 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: taylor714914 on 09-25-2011)
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Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinkern
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Very tasty and satisfying beer! Like many other high abv offerings from Flying Dog, you can really taste and feel the alcohol on this one. While the finish can be a bit harsh, it's still very drinkable. The pumpkin is just right, not cloying or artificial tasting.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +9%

355ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a deep dark amber orange colour... Creamy head poured small but quite thick and foamy then faded to wispy covering... barely any carbonation... any lacing fades very quickly...

Aroma - Lots of pumpkin pie notes along with dark malt loaf, nutmeg and clove spiciness, spicy fruits (oranges, dates), lots of dark molasses sweetness, light pepperiness, allspice, some caramel...

Taste pretty much mirrors the aromas... again lots of rich pumpkin pie and malty bread notes mixed with nutmeg and allspice, cinnamon, some burnt toffee hints, honey notes, brown sugar, some faint peppery hop hints..

Feel - Quite sharp and dry at first then smooths out... medium bodied... pretty drinkable for a 9% beer as the alcohol is very well hidden but i wouldn't want to drink more than one bottle as it would become way too sickly...

Overall - A pretty good pumpkin beer and much better than i expected... recommended

Photo of Kdowney1
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of WMD-1002
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of thedoubler55
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

A: Pours a very dark brown in color, almost black, a nice finger off tan head at the top with a nice lacing around the glass.

S: Lots of roasted malts and caramel, some vanilla as well, little bit of pumpkin on the tail end but nothing prominent.

T: The character of taste on this one is somewhat like the nose just spicy on the tail end and lots more pumpkin coming through as well, lots of roasted malts.

M: Medium/ heavy bodied, a pretty decent amount of carbonation.

O: Very different from other pumpkin beers because the flavors are not to much on the pumpkin side, not a bad beer at all, I have had better from this brewery though.

Photo of Burkbom23
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DrKennethNoisewater
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of kevdude
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of fosters9
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of SPChurilla
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into nonic
Aroma of pumpkin spice, but not overwhelming as most
Head large (5.5 cm), light brown, creamy, diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing good - complete rings with stalactites and tiny bubbles
Body dark amber, clear
Flavor begins lightly sweet and spicy with some hints of malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly syurpy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

Photo of Fievel
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of CDGoin
1/5  rDev -72.8%

How to describe the worse thing I have ever tired.. How about someone threw up a pumpkin pie on a pine tree.. ? I don't mean to be rude.. But it was literally the worst beer I have ever had. If you like Pumpkin and you like VERY Hoppy IPAs.. then I guess you might like this obination. If you lean towards liking more malty beers, and not a big fan of pumpkin stay far.. far.. far away. As you should Fear it.

Photo of mitch3114
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of kkazemi
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of flyingpig
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.40):
Another fairly enjoyable Flying Dog effort that was by no means the brewery's best beer but a good one nonetheless, particularly because it was such a big, well flavoured beer that was very nice to sit and sip away at. Perhaps the alcohol content could have been better hidden but it didn't take much away from the taste and it was well worth trying without truly exciting.

Photo of Salud24
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Devman171
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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The Fear from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.