1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

Not Rated.
UnderDog Atlantic LagerUnderDog Atlantic Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

571 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 571
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 8
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of UnderDog Atlantic Lager Alström Bros
Ratings: 571 | Reviews: 144 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of elBecko
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

elBecko, May 11, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

AngusOg, May 11, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
Photo of Offa
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a decent American pale lager, but not great.

Pale golden, slightly hazy, it has a medium-big white head steadily shrinking.

Aroma is ripe grain, apples, mint, green grass, and metal, most a bit vague but good.

Taste is grain, white bread, grass (a bit sharp), hint of peppery-grassy bitterness. It has light sweetness but is on the dry and bitter side. It's reasonably good but not great and a bit tiresome, too sharp to be really enjoyable alone as a warm-weather or lighter session beer but good enough to drink with easygoing food.

Offa, May 09, 2013
Photo of mikehillman
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

mikehillman, May 08, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours clear golden with fluffy white foam. Some lacing. Modest malt nose, some buried below. Small citrus taste backed with a mild hop. Light bitter holds out. Very tasty pilsner flavor. Good beer.

KTCamm, May 08, 2013
Photo of pirmannt1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

pirmannt1, May 06, 2013
Photo of JG-90
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into glass gives a small pure white head, recedes to a thin film on top with foam around the edges. Color is a light straw that is perfectly clear. Leaves moderate lacing.

Faint aroma consists of hay, stale sourdough bread, and floral, with just a bit of citrus hops. The flavor is stronger than the aroma, with the hay and stale bread throughout, and with a stronger than expected floral finish, with a touch of lemon at the end. Crisp and clean finish. Medium body with above average carbonation.

JG-90, May 04, 2013
Photo of dhabersa
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

dhabersa, May 04, 2013
Photo of mbabble
2/5  rDev -42.5%

mbabble, May 02, 2013
Photo of BeerYoss
2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Pale gold in color. Very clear. Almost pure white one finger head quickly dissipates to a thin layer which is there till the end. Lacing is present but does not cling for long.

Smell - Sour apple

Taste - Hit of carbonation accompanies sour apple which quickly gives way to bitter hops. Aftertaste of that bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel - Light and watery. Pretty heavy on the carbonation.

Overall - It is a pale lager, but still... too light for my taste. Too bitter for my taste if I'm reaching for a lager. And seriously lacking in body, depth and flavors, let alone balance. From what I've had from Flying Dog, this was the weakest offering.

served in a goblet

BeerYoss, May 02, 2013
Photo of Jadjunk
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

"Don't be an underdog in this crazy game called life. Now is no time to be a pawn. The kings and queens rule the board, so that's who you've gotta be. Keep your head tall, stand up, and carry on. We're pulling for you. Brewed in the style of an American Pale Lager. Date on bottle is 010413.

Served in a pint glass upwards of 48º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy white head with an average retention quality. Pale golden yellow body color, very clear. Very mild, limited carbonation. Lacing is medium and clingy. 3.75

(Smell) Clean pale cracker malts with a mild airy sweetness and a mellow grassy bitterness. Aroma is very mild on potency. 3

(Taste) Pale, musty malts with a mild grassy hop character on the very striking dry finish. Sweetness is almost where it should be for the style, as evidenced by the finish. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Carbonation is rather mild for the style, and the dry finish is very prevalent. Body is light+ for the style and light overall. Alcohol presence is mild. 3.5

(Overall) I find this lager a bit shallow on malt body, despite having a pleasant bitterness. It could have managed a more substantial flavor profile throughout. 3.25

Flying Dog Brewery's
UnderDog Atlantic Lager

Jadjunk, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of rjbrenn3
5/5  rDev +43.7%

rjbrenn3, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Lurkerson
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Lurkerson, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Swosu19
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Swosu19, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flying Dog "UnderDog Atlantic Lager"
12 oz. bottle
No apparent freshness dating on the bottle but the case is marked "7 2 13"

Appearance: A clear golden body rests lazily beneath a short head of white foam, steadily releasing small bubbles that dart upwards, eventually reaching the surface and helping to maintain the finger-thick cap. As is characteristic of th drops but then maintains a solid surface covering and thicker ring along the edge of the glass. The lacing left behind is better than average for the style.

Aroma: The bright, clean aroma offers a combination of malt and hops that's lightly grainy, grassy, surprisingly spicy, and softly floral. It's not overdone, and it's pleasant and welcoming.

Taste: Not surprisingly, the flavor mirrors the aroma. The spiciness is quite unique. There's just enough that you are well aware of it without it going overboard; and it helps to balance it alongside the median bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body. Crisp with a median carbonation.

Overall: A clean, balanced, and crisp lager with unique character. Although it doesn't quite have the strength at just 4.7%, and the malt isn't exactly "pilsner" in character, I think I would compare it mainly to a Dortmunder-export style lager. Enjoyable and refreshing; and well-brewed. I've noticed an improvement at Flying Dog as of late, and this is no exception.

NeroFiddled, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of trotnixon
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

trotnixon, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of CalbeDacks
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

CalbeDacks, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Mojoman8561
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Mojoman8561, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of meschick
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

meschick, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of strohme2
4/5  rDev +14.9%

strohme2, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev +14.9%

bmur112, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Boone757, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of PaF
2.75/5  rDev -21%

PaF, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Arsenal0328, Apr 13, 2013
UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.