1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  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.
BA SCORE
79
okay

553 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 553
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
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)
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: 553 | Reviews: 142 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cantfindme
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

cantfindme, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of CHickman
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear yellow color like a 7-Up with a small foamy white head that faded quickly and left spotty lacing. Very basic looking beer, typical of a lager.

Smells clean with a light whiff of lemon, floral hops, grains, bread and herbs; very soft, but better than most macro and Euro lager aroma’s.

The flavor is also mellow, with lemon zest, citrus hops, grains, floral hops, wet white bread, light caramel, grass and herbs; a touch of husk, but surprisingly tasty for such a subdued beer with a low ABV.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp, almost watery and quite thin, with a very light body and extremely high drinkability. Chill this bad boy up and crack it open on a sunny afternoon and this is a great session beer.

Not the most flavorful beer, but for a pale lager this was on the mark, refreshing and easy to drink. Take it for what it is, a craft beer in the macro lager space that beats out the competition due to its taste.

CHickman, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

A - Pours a clear golden body with 1 finger of solid white head. Pretty solid lacing.

S - Sweet grain, chalky lager yeast, grassy, orange citrus.

T - A moderate amount of citrus and grassy hops hit the palate first provide a nice crispness. A crackery pale malt adds a stable background. A nice honey sweetness carries through with the hops to the finish. Finishes bitter and clean.

M - Moderate stingy carbonation, medium slick body.

A good dose of hops provides a crisp bitterness and keeps this interesting. For the ABV this packs some punch. A great summertime thirst quencher.

StaveHooks, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of mactrail
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This has something of a Pilsener flavor and quality. Sparkly, modest alcohol, light bodied, and distinctly hoppy. Golden color in the Stella Artois glass with a low white foamy cap. Nice lacing along the glass. Not much aroma.

Faint whisper of malt. A touch of lemon-lime. Rather acidic on the tongue. Very light mouthfeel. Something of the club soda flavor. Leafy, herbal, slightly medicinal hop flavor. Surprisingly bitter aftertaste.

From the 12 oz bottle. A summer quaff for sure, though one I will skip next time.

mactrail, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

briandaube, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of hardcor33
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

hardcor33, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of rcatalano
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

rcatalano, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of JakeDebus
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

JakeDebus, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

WDJersey, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color of the beer is a clear pale gold, with a white bubbly head building only about half an inch high. Actually left some lacing on the glass.
The smell is surprisingly complex. Lemon, flowery hops, bread.
Tasting this light Lager, this rich complexity remains throughout the tasting. A well balanced, well brewed abd extremly drinkable Lager.

Hopfenpeter, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of BBP
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful gold. Minimal head and lacing.

The aroma is filled with citrus and grain. Pleasant but light.

The taste is pretty standard for the style but perhaps more refined. The grain and citrus from the nose make themselves evident in the flavor as well as a bit of biscuit malt.

The body is thin as to be expected with a medium-light weight. Carbonation makes it more filling but comes across a bit aggressive. The finish is fairly dry and slightly sticky.

Overall this was a decent beer, but it doesn't stand out enough to warrant a repurchase.

BBP, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

zekeman17, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

Pours out a lightly hazy golden straw color with a brief burst of fizzy head, no lacing. -Really- nice and strong floral / lemon / honeyed bread dough nose and flavor, (the flavor has slightly more breadiness than the nose, though) I'm quite impressed with the richness of the aroma for such a relatively low ABV beer, something I value over the concept of a 'clean' stripped down lager. The texture is light and well-carbonated, as it ought to be. The only major improvement I can think of is that it could use a lot more head.

WastingFreetime, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's dark in this bar, but it looks gold in color and only slightly hazy. Not much of a head. Average look. 3.0

Quiet nose. Some grain and some earthy/citrusy hops. Very subdued. 3.0

Crisp citrusy hop flavor peaks in the middle and finishes bitter with some husky grain notes. There's a light spice and booze note in the tailend. Borders on astringent with the pushy bitterness. 3.5

High carbonation pushes the feel around. Medium body thins out with all of these bubbles. Aggressive mouthfeel. 3.0

A so-so lager from Flying Dog. Brewed to specs, but I don't regret passing on a sixer. 4.0

thecheapies, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

mendvicdog, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

RoryOMoore, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear yellow, some carbonation, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Straw, malt, not much else. Boring and bland.

T-Straw, grass, spice, lemon. Very sweet, no bitterness. A large improvement from the nose. I was worried about this and the taste made my worries go away.

M-Light, not carbonation, crisp and refreshing.

O-A decent summer beer. I'm surprised I liked it as much as I did. Would be a nice beer to give to Macro drinkers.

rlee1390, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

rolltide8425, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +14.9%

jfcaa193, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of minneapolitanjim
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

minneapolitanjim, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Brandon_Friend
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Brandon_Friend, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Faintly hazed bright yellow with about a finger of bright white and lively head. Big hoppy nose even from a distance.

Nice sweet bready nose, rich grains with earthy and spicy hops. Smells like an exotic bakery of some kind.

Clean crisp and light in body. Flavors are a bit more subtle than the smells.Sweet breads up front with rich grains, pungent, spicy hops take hold of the tongue while sweetening spices balance the finish. Pretty well layered with complimentary flavors. Tastes like a spiced piece of pumpernickel but in an easy to drink liquid form. Slightly floral as well. Has a lot going on for a smaller beer. Aggressive yet highly drinkable. Very flying dog.

jtierney89, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 12, 2012. It pours a hazy pale yellow with a short-lived fizzy white head. The aroma is of light grains, pale malts, pepper, and a more abundant citrus lemon note. The body is smooth and light to medium with some acidity. The taster has a short pale malt beginning that quickly erupts into pine and citrus zest. The ending is tart but short lasting.

puboflyons, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Seems like a good summer brew on a very lovely evening on my deck.
Poured into little 7oz glass, like the lagers I used to drink in my college days.
Very soft and pleasant pale/pils malt aroma. Hints of flower hops. Nice.
Very attractive. Dense white head. Brilliantly clear golden/yellow with lots and lots of active carbonation.
Soft pale malt flavor, but stronger presence of the hops with clear hop flavor and an apparent and moderately long bitterness that adds a thirst quenching quality. Hop qualities increase as warms and airs out. But also as the beer warms the malt flavor show stronger in a very nice manner.
Moderate body and smooth lager carbonation.
A nice lager. Bitterness is more than I can appreciate for style, at the cooler temperature - fortunately balanced out in time by the malt.

garymuchow, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Jsimansk
2.75/5  rDev -21%

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