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UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

UnderDog Atlantic LagerUnderDog Atlantic Lager

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470 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-09-2012)
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Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with mild flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in. The hops presence is also mild but brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink for a while.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 02:41:28 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of Beaver13


2.53/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours clear light golden with a medium pillowy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready caramel malts and noble hops and a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet bready toffee malts with a medium spicy noble hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some spritzy carbonation and a little watery.

Overall, a decent fairly well balanced lager - still a little sweet for me.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 00:23:31 | More by Beaver13
Photo of FLima


3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a thin head with low retention
Nice sweet aroma of biscuit pale malt, honey, fresh orange, green apples and herbal hops.
Refreshing flavor of herbal and orange citric hops, some peppery yeast and a hint of pine and pears.
Light to medium body with appropriate crisp carbonation with tiny bubbles.
Very pleasant lager with a super refreshing citrus zesty. Perfect for what is made for.

Serving type: can

02-28-2014 16:53:08 | More by FLima
Photo of lochef81


3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This offering pours a hazy golden color with a substantial head and very little lacing. The nose is malty and simple yet very appealing. It is sweet with a slight alcohol bite. The mouth is light and smooth. The flavor is sweet and very simple. No complexity here, just an easy drinking American lager. Nothing I'd seek out but not something I'd turn down.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 01:48:15 | More by lochef81
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West Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A really decent beer from Flying Dog Brewery

Appearance: a golden color, sorta like apple juice. Not a lot of head of lacing

Smell: pretty average beer smell. Nothing extraordinary

Taste: I enjoyed the taste of this. A very well done lager. Very drinkable and easy to down.

Mouthfeel: once again, very drinkable. Nothing kicking your taste buds in the balls, or making your throat feel weird. Goes down smooth

Overall: not a bad beer at all. I recommend it. It's definitely worth trying if you haven't. I bought the 12 pack shock and awe variety sampler from FDB, and this beer was a really good choice to put in it. Worth checking out for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 22:34:21 | More by Diggitydustin
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New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A clear light golden yellow, like apple juice. Small lacing.

Smell: Lemon and fruity aroma. Maybe some hops. Not very strong.

Taste: Citrus, grain, floral. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, drinkable.

Overall: Pretty light, easy to drink. Not a bad beer overall and I would get it again. Easily drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 05:52:20 | More by bgillespie
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North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains well before dropping to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full blanket of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Has an odd aroma of sour apple but not in a nice, fruity way but a spoiled way. Slight tinge of alcohol.

T- Flavor is decent enough with a good helping of Bready malt and trace amounts of hops. Good balance though with no off flavors and high drinkability due to the low ABV.

M- Crisp, light and smooth. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Though the smell is a bit off-putting, the rest of the beer is exactly how a lager should be: refined, clean and tasty.

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 17:52:05 | More by Immortale25
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3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up the shock and awe twelve pack for convenience sake and enjoyed this 12 oz from an IPA glass chilled.

The color is dark golden with great clarity and thick 2 finger cap of off white with fine bead. The carbonation is visible in the liquid and ringlets of lace stick to the glass. The smell has that familiar lemony noble hop scent which also brings a little tea-like herbal scent and mild malt in the nose with light yeast ester. The feel is good with a moderate carbonation level and mild sweetness, with more bitterness than some pilsners and mostly dry finish with very light alcohol and lighter body.

The taste has a very nice hop level with some gentle green fresh noble type hop flavor -a good citrus zest aspect. The bitterness level is gentle enough that the taste brings out a mild malt element. The taste is pretty full for a lager of this style...I expected interesting things, but overall it is something I could see myself drinking...not quite an India pale lager but assertive enough to fit the Pilsner category perhaps - drinkable and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 23:30:33 | More by Slatetank
Photo of ONUMello


3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pils glass
A: Light orange color, a one-finger head with good retention and lots of carbonation
S: Light, bready, malty, hints of florals/citrus/hops
T: Very light. Bready/malty with light florals & just a hint of hops, but just not a lot of complexity
M: Crisp, good carbonation
O: Overall refreshing. Nice session beer or to relax after mowing the lawn. Just could use a bit more complexity, especially on the palate

Serving type: can

09-24-2013 22:40:44 | More by ONUMello
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3.99/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours a clear golden yellow color with a thick solid off white head that clung too the glass on the way down.

The smell is sweet with bready malt, a hint of butter and some fruity hop aroma in the background.

At first, when I took a sip I noticed a hint of citrus flavor, like a madarin orange. Followed up by some light malt and a crisp lager finish.

Light bodied with lots of carbonation and a refreshing finish.

This could be a really good session beer, good taste and light so I could put a hurtin on a case of these.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 06:38:25 | More by JMad
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New York

3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a good white head with descent retention and some lacing. Aroma had hints of hay and hop, very mild. Appearance was a golden straw with a slight cloudy look. Tasted hints of grain and some grass with an earthy back. Mouthfeel was light with a crisp, clean aftertaste.

Serving type: can

09-14-2013 00:45:52 | More by Huffs
Photo of KYGunner


3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Crystal clear pale yellow color is not particularly fetching but the foamy head was a nice topper.

What's that? Piney hops on the nose? I'm quite surprised with floral piney hop scent on a lager plus I'm catching a little grapefruit and lemon.

As goes the nose so goes the taste as a real piney hop flavor meets the palate. There is some citrusy flavor with bitter grapefruit and sour lemon that melds well with the ever present floral hop flavor.

Very full, for a lager, it's extremely satisfying.

A lager will never get huge scores on a BA ranking board but when I want a tasty and satisfying beer this is my new favorite.

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 23:19:29 | More by KYGunner
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District of Columbia

4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass.

One of the better American style lagers out there. A complexity that is not exhibited in lagers with adjuncts. A nice beer to interject between heavy beers – a palate cleaner. It’s hard to rate these APLs high since they are not my favorite style, but this one is rated high and I will drink it again.

A – Pours a clear light straw/yellow color, well carbonated, two-finger off-white rocky head that quickly dissipates. No lacing to speak of.

S – Crackers, faint lemon, slight baked bread, maybe some green apple.

T – Mild herbal bitterness, pale maltiness, crackers.

MF – Medium light bodied, crisp (due to carbonation), dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 06:18:13 | More by Sludgeman
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3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a bright golden color. Chill hazed. Rocky white head settles after a short time. Plenty of web-like, sticky lacing.

S: Soft grassy and floral hop aroma with hints of light fruits. Biscuity and toasty malt base, slightly coarse and a touch wheaty too.

T: Oily hops, very floral. Green grass. Vague fruitiness from the hops as well. Toasted biscuit, coarse wheat. Dry and clean overall. Rye takes hold on the back end. Dry, spicy rye finish with oily, grassy, and modestly bitter hops riding along with it.

M: Lightish medium body. Creamy and full with a bit of that frothy wheat feel. Airy, but with a sense of substance too. Scrubbing carbonation. Very good.

O: Plenty of flavor packed into small, drinkable lager. I like the use of rye and wheat here, it really gives the body a full, multi-dimensional feel. This beer was somewhat of a surprise to me, as it's much more fleshed out and well-rounded than the average American-made 'sessionable' lager.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 15:47:27 | More by ryan1788a5
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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear lemon yellow with a snow white creamy head that pushes above the glass and is supported by a violent swirling of carbonation.

S- The slightly sulfury Noble hops aroma is dry with a slight woody character to it.

T- The green dry pithy hops has a slight green sulfur mellow hint to the dry finish with more green pith flavor lingering after each sip.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The light crisp pithy flavor gets a bit bitey and not very drinkable without other flavors to cut into that bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 15:28:24 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To me, a lager is all about balance. While I'm not sure this delivers on that fully, it's certainly not a bad brew. The hops are out in full force, especially for a lager, with pine, citrus, grain, and general dryness on the nose and mouth. Malt is minimal here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, I can't say I'm impressed, as the hops make this a bit too dry and don't give it enough complexity. However, this is an enjoyable beer, a lager that tastes like a beer rather than an adjunct-filled macro brew. Give me a wider malt flavor and I'd be a happy man.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 03:03:49 | More by DeFaz
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a much better than average American lager, more hoppy than most, but this is still no humulus, nothing is though. clear brassy color on this one, with an inch or so of fizzy white head. its got aromas of citric hops, which surprises and excites me all at once. the grain bill is light here, pale and crystal only, no caramel gimmicks here. very straightforward as far as taste goes, cereal grains up front, crisp fruity hop complex on the back end, a really nice finish on this one. citra hops maybe? definitely some higher alpha C stuff going on. nice carbonation too, very lively, aids drinkability. light on alcohol too, which makes this a heck of a summer session beer. one of flying dogs better offerings I reckon. cleans the palate well too, nice after pizza and wings and the like.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 15:25:39 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- Light gold color, 1-finger white head. Good lacing. Bubblicious.

S- Floral at first, then malts and grains. The aromas are kinda faint.

T- Light malts and grains, some floral hopiness. Slightly spicy.

M-Clean and crisp with abundant carbonation. Very smooth. Pungent finish.

O- Long live the craft lager.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 00:57:56 | More by NiceTaps
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one before from a bottle, it seemed much better from the can. That can, by the way, comes from woodychandler. Thanks, man. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, slightly sweet. Taste is malts, grains, a bit of grassiness, some hops are present, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: can

07-13-2013 13:50:36 | More by tone77
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North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean pale straw color with a nice fluffy white head. Bubbles/carbonation immediately evident. Good looking beer for the style. Looks the part of being clean and crisp.

Smell is lightly toasted grains and a bit of noble hop aroma. Overall a bit muted.

Taste is slightly sweet up front followed by a little bit of hoppiness. A little pilsner-like in the finish as it ends on a bit of a dry note. An overall nice enough taste but nothing outstanding.

Nicely carbonated, very crisp, clean and easy to drink. The high point of the beer for me.

Overall this is nothing groudbreaking, but its a nice beer to style. I'm not sure what else i'd really ask for in a craft pale lager. Taste is pretty well balanced and inoffensive and it's easy to drink.

Serving type: can

07-08-2013 04:00:38 | More by mechamifune
Photo of Sipchue


2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Atlantic Lager looks beautiful on the pour. Clean and straw colored just like a lager should.

When I put my nose to my pilsener glass, I took a few sniffs and came up with minimum results. The flavor was unassuming. It was plain, nothing special, yet easy to drink.

The serving temp was that of an ale, as that's where the fridge is set so I'm thinking, next time I'll chill it hard and treat it like the lawnmower beer it seems to be.

I probably was a little hard with the rating numbers here as this is an okay brew. I won't turn down another, but won't be buying it again either.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 08:58:53 | More by Sipchue
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3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Overall fairly mediocre in every department. Nice med gold in color. Fair amount of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Weak in smell and taste. Would be good one to have on a hot day after yard work. Cool artwork on can, consistent with the whole Flying Dog Brewery line.

Serving type: can

07-05-2013 15:58:34 | More by dgherm
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden yellow with a fizzy white head. Surprising retention given the fizzy nature of the initial carbonation. A thin white cap lasted the entirety of my drink.

Smell is... citrusy? Well that took my by surprise. Biscuity malts are there, but the hops are prominent.

Taste is more of bitter hops and bready malts, and less of the citrusy aspects of the hops. There initially seemed to be something off, but it must have been something I ate beforehand as this beer definitely grew on me.

Mouthfeel is very watery, the low point of the beer.

Overall a really solid beer. A great addition to the summer lawn mower beer lineup.

Serving type: can

07-02-2013 21:33:59 | More by CurtFromHershey
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3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Great lacing, clear pale gold and bubbly

SMELL: Floral, hop oil, leafy, bready, crackers, clean, faint spiciness, Asian pear

TASTE: Crisp snap, lighter body, hop oil, soft herb, dried grass, walnut skin, moderate bitterness, spicy; grainy, dry finish

Pretty easy to drink, though the finish does become a bit too grainy and bitter without anything to accompany it. We applaud them for brewing something that is yellow and fizzy in a sense, something “craft beer” needs a bit more of, as it should not be forgotten.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 16:49:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow body with a lasting, sticky white head. Grass and pine hop aromas; floral. Light malt grain flavor with a prominent hop bitterness throughout. Light bodied, clean and dry, fairly effervescent.

A nice sessionable lager. Looks and aroma are the strong points with flavor good overall if somewhat mundane. The carbonation is a little overdone, too, but hardly a show stopper. Certainly worth a try.

Serving type: can

06-26-2013 00:56:06 | More by beergoot
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UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.