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UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

553 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 8
Gots: 36 | 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)
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Photo of jculler82
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

jculler82, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of billsmorrison
4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A very even lager with nice hop complexion, its smell is a light citrus and its body is perfectly light mostly clear with a thin line hew of yeast. The taste and mouth feel are where this beer excels. a perfect delivery of the expectations set by the nose and look of this beer excellen!

billsmorrison, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of brewdude1982
2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a 12 oz bottle poured into a mug.

It pours very clear yellow. Excellent clarity. Smells like a lager... What can I say. The taste is very crisp and refreshing and this would be great beer for the summer. I am not a huge lager fan so please don't take this review too seriously. As far as the style of beer the body is good but I actually prefer beers that are bigger bodied. Overall I would probably go for other lagers and save some $$.

brewdude1982, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Guinnsslvr, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Kunstman, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

dexterk1, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of foureyedgeek
4/5  rDev +14.9%

foureyedgeek, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Brewsed, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of shamrock071521
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

shamrock071521, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

braican, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of JennieKoeper
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

JennieKoeper, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Mitchster, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of 401J
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

401J, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Ryanm1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Ryanm1, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of gpogo
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

gpogo, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Cramerican
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Cramerican, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

pheelingIt, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

jazzyjeff13, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Flonkkertiin
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Flonkkertiin, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

bluckbeyes, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

jnr011, Nov 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

larebear, Nov 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Florya, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

jeanphony, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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...

TMoney2591, Nov 10, 2012
UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.