UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.08/5 rDev +17.2%
Brewed with base malt, rye , carapils, and wheat malt. Hopped with Perle and Goldings. 28 IBU. 4.7% ABV. Fermented with a "proprietary lager yeast" $2.19 for a 12oz bottle @ Oades BigTen.
Pours out to a sparkingly clear very pale golden (must be pils malt and not 2-row/pale) forming a modest white head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Medium-light carbonation, ~2.0 carbs. Very interesting nose. It doesn't have a typical Saaz and light DMS/sulfur nose typical of most pils. Instead, I get honey. Very interesting yeast and nose. Smells quite delicious. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and clean finishing dry with a firm well-balanced bitterness. Delicate malts, freshly mown hay, very slight DMS.
A really nice American lager. Easy to drink, clean, crisp and refreshing. A great full-flavored summer thirst quencher.
11-28-2012 03:19:43 | More by Mitchster
3.4/5 rDev -2.3%
Variety Pack purchased over Thanksgiving weekend
A- Dark straw. Medium head
S- Very light, not unpleasant
T- Seems hoppy for a lager. Drinks like an ale. Pretty decently balanced, light bitterness and carbonation on the back of the tongue.
O- Pretty above average beer.. not sure if I would seek it out
11-24-2012 03:29:10 | More by 401J
3.5/5 rDev +0.6%
Was at an afternoon BBQ in rural Maryland and this beer was there; also, there was Yuengling Lager. I made others at the event do a blind taste test between the two beers. They poured exactly the same furniture brown/amber color. Moderate carbonation. There wansn't much originality to this beer but a standard if you are looking for a session lager. No different than other classic lagers out there.
11-22-2012 16:16:02 | More by Ryanm1
3.55/5 rDev +2%
A- Large white head with a slightly hazy yellow golden body. There was a bit of yeast particles floating in the body.
A- Light sweet aroma with some earthy hops.
T- Slightly mute or stale sweet malt with a light bitterness throughout.
M- Light body moderate-high carbonation.
D- Not bad, but slightly disappointing. The flavor is just quite muted, there is no crispness. I hope disappointing isn't too harsh on this beer. It is a very delicious beer, but I feel it went in a different direction and somewhat failed in that respect. I also had a gusher issue with this beer, one other Flying Dog I recently purchased had a similar issue.
11-20-2012 04:26:35 | More by gpogo
United Kingdom (England)
3.58/5 rDev +2.9%
A 355ml bottle with a BB of June 2013. Picked up some time ago from Trembling Madness in York. I love Ralph Steadman's art, though the label on this brew is a trifle disturbing. Is the dog attempting to suckle at a giant pair of tits, or a different part of the anatomy?
Poured into a straight pint glass. A bright golden colour with faint haze and good carbonation. Yields a decent head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of light malt with hints of noble hops, grass, very mild pine and earthy yeast. Dry and rather subtle.
Tastes of light malt with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of grass, peppery noble hops, earthy yeast and a whisper of pine. Surprisingly dry, with a moderate bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and unusually tingly. Nice carbonation and decent body. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter noble hops and yeast.
Pretty good. Not the best craft lager I've tried, but a distinct cut above any macro crap. The noble hops and earthy yeast add depth to the aroma/flavour, but both seem too restrained. In particular, the flavour doesn't linger and falls flat as you finish a mouthful. A decent brew - worth trying if you come across it.
11-17-2012 22:03:11 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.73/5 rDev +7.2%
Served in my new Lagunitas mason jar glass.
Y'know, I've been digging on this hoppy lager style since I had one from Cricket Hill a while ago. Good times so far. This one pours a clear golden straw topped by a good amount of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grass, lemon zest, very light lime zest, flowers, and honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with a solid amount of biscuit in the background for the sake of balance. Frankly, I think this over-balances things (if that even makes sense), but it's still pretty solid. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a solid Atlantic lager (I like that name for the style), one that shows that you can hop up a relatively low-alcohol lager and still make it enjoyable. We need more of these...
11-10-2012 16:54:48 | More by TMoney2591
3.58/5 rDev +2.9%
Appearance: Slightly hazy and peach-colored. A nice layer of sudsy head forms at the top. Good lacing and carbonation present throughout.
Smell: Very clean, fresh smell, light grains and flowery hops.
Taste: Bready malts and some slight lemon peel quickly followed by a spicy, bitter hops that nicely balances everything.
Mouthfeel: Good amount of carbonation, drinks very easily. A bit heavier mouthfeel than the average lager.
Overall: A good beach beer, and one of the last I had leftover from my summer stash. It goes down easy and is perfectly drinkable as a session but isn’t particularly memorable. A solid offering from Flying dog.
11-10-2012 02:58:51 | More by JKuras
2.85/5 rDev -18.1%
Poured from a 12 fl oz can.
Appearance: First things first, I am not a big fan of Flying Dog's label artwork. I take that back, I like the artwork, just not on a beer. It's distracting in my opinion. Beer pours a cloudy pale lager yellow with a thick head and lots of carbonation.
Smell: Delicious lemon smelling hop aroma. Unusual for a pale lager. Very nice!
Taste: This where the beer loses it for me. The smell is great, but the flavor is too muted and earthy for me. Almost like an English IPA. The hops seem to die on the vine (or is it bine?)
Mouthfeel: Not bad, a little too creamy if anything. I like my lagers crisp!
Overall: Not a fan of UnderDog. All bark and no bite.
10-27-2012 18:55:44 | More by JednoPivoProsim
3.08/5 rDev -11.5%
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves good lacing on the glass.
S - A somewhat sulphury aroma with grainy malt and herbal hop notes.
T - Dry, grainy malt up front with some herbal hop notes. Some corny sweetness in the middle and a finish of dry, husky grain, harsh bitterness, and a touch of sourness.
M - Medium body, somewhat low carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - Kind of bland and one dimensional. When you add in the flaws of sulphur in the nose and harsh bitterness it is not something I would drink again.
10-25-2012 02:50:58 | More by nickfl
UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.