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UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

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553 Ratings
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 russpowell
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%

Pours an effervescent straw color with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Grassy with faint mineral notes, some perfumy hops show up late along with bready notes

T: Grassy, crackery, with mineral hop edge up front, some lemony & soapy notes, plus nice biscuitty flavor. More crackeryness, some dryness & grassy/lemon-grass notes as this warms. Finishes, soapy, crisp, crackery & refreshing

MF: Light/medium bodied, soft carbonation. good balance

Very drinkable. I will get this again for summertime drinking, highly quaffable! Great example of what this style can be, most are adjuct laden messes...

russpowell, May 17, 2012
Photo of jk3
2.75/5  rDev -21%

jk3, May 17, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%

Had on tap at the Pickled Pig. Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head that reduces to a thin cap on top. Nice lacing.

S: Very biscuity with some grassy hops mixed in. It has a heavy lager yeast aroma.

T: A good bit of citrus, lemon and and lemon rind, with some more biscuit and grainy malt.

M: Light to medium bodied, easy drinking. Crisp and refreshing.

O: A pretty good lager actually. Hits the spot on a hot day.

mdaschaf, May 14, 2012
Photo of TigerSauce
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

TigerSauce, May 13, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -13.8%

jaidenjb, May 13, 2012
Photo of Drinking_Milkshakes
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Drinking_Milkshakes, May 11, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

THECPJ, May 09, 2012
Photo of bump8628
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%

I love all of the American lagers on the shelves these days. This one is solid. Bitter, grassy hops with some herb and black pepper. Malt is neutral and clean, so is the yeast. Sessionable and great for a summer BBQ with a mixed crowd. I wish we were getting the cans of this...

bump8628, May 09, 2012
Photo of bvlaminck
3/5  rDev -13.8%

bvlaminck, May 08, 2012
Photo of kwa357
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

kwa357, May 08, 2012
Photo of Bierguy5
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%

12 oz bottle, 4.7% abv. Pale straw color, with a thin white head. Retention is pretty pour, but not a shock given the style. A few streaming bubbles give it a bit more excitement.

Pale malts, cracker and cereal grains. Slight suggestion of citrus, along with some grassy hop notes.

Pale malt, cracker-like, along with cereal grain. Faint zesty, citrus feel. Grassy and herbal hop bitterness is well noticed, and lingers for a while.

Lighter body, with carbonation providing a nice lift. Alcohol is hidden well. More character, particularly bitterness than what I thought there would be. Nice,

Bierguy5, May 05, 2012
Photo of craig220
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

craig220, May 05, 2012
Photo of indiapaleale
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%

Pour – light straw color in appearance, extremely clean and clear with a nice thick, tight brainy like white head on top. Very commendable as far as look are concerned. It certainly has the makings of a good beer.

Aroma – some grassy and herbal notes along with faint hints of spicy, earthy and citrusy hops. A little cereal sweetness as well. Not overly aromatic but more so than many other lagers.

Taste – first sip is a mild rush of lemony citrus, graininess and a dry finish. Slightly sweet maltiness with a lasting tangy flavor. This is definitely one to put in the "refreshing" category as its easy drinking, light-bodied and the sharp, dry finish really is nice on a dry palate. Say what you will but this is tasting really good while its really cold.

Overall - crisp and clean with a sharp bite in the finish (not as painful as the bite occurring in the artwork below, see the can on the far left). You've got to hand it to Flying Dog for putting this one in cans. It should be a great summer brew and one that should appeal to the masses. So, if you've got some folks who are lager drinkers and aren't ready for anything else, see if they'll give this one a shot. It's certainly several steps up from some of those industrial cans filling a lot of summertime coolers.

indiapaleale, May 05, 2012
Photo of tbeer40
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

tbeer40, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%

Pours a brilliant pale golden color with a bright white thicket of head forming so nicely. Aroma has a nice citric nose with biscuit malt character weighing with a nice bread dough appeal. Flavor has a nice grassiness evident hop backend with citric peel and grassy herbal qualities amongst a pale malt breadiness this is the best summer beer around right now. Light refreshing about the same alcohol content as a Bud Light, with actual hop flavor and bready grains. I fully approve of the sessionable alcohol level the label is a bit weird as smaller dog sitting on a barrel trying to bite some balls hanging down from a bigger dog. What the hell is Ralph Steadman drawing? I don't know about the art on the label but the art in the bottle is working just fine. Excellent beer pounding out much drinkability blended with enough citric hops to keep anybody interested in the good stuff. Carbonation is sturdy carries the lighter bodied beer very well, extremely sessionable and keeps you wanting another and another beer.

WVbeergeek, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Ted
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Ted, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of bootsandbeer
3/5  rDev -13.8%

bootsandbeer, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

ortie, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of TasteTester
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

TasteTester, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Pale, clear gold with a bright white head of foam.
Aroma-Pilsner malt, faint biscuit
Taste-Biscuit, crisp, sharp little bite in the finish. Faint lemon-rind bitterness. More character than your average American macro lagers. Nice, sessionable lager.

hosehead83, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear yellow color with a white head that settled down leaving spots of lacing.

S - a little bit wheaty and a little bit grassy.

T - sweet upfront taste with light grassy bitterness on the back end.

F - lighter bodied beer with a crisp easy drinking feel.

O - I think this may be in my fridge/cooler over the summer as I find it not as boring as most other summer beers.

JoeyBeerBelly, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Kendo
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%

A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is light golden-yellow with a soapy 1.5-finger white head. Leaves splotches of foamy lace.

S: Grainy, perfumey & floral nose. Not too strong, but appropriate for the style.

T: Husky grains and some grassy hops. Finishes clean, with a hint of sweetness lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Light in heft, carbonation is modest and fairly fine.

O: Good stuff for what it is. Good lawnmower beer.

Kendo, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Fairly conservative for the usually brash Flying Dog brewery and marketing team, this non-descript lager carries a moderate and clean balance without offense. So, why has it taken so long to use the name "UnderDog" in one of their brands?

As most well-made lagers do, UnderDog pours with a bright light golden color with brilliant clarity. the cottony white head floats atop the beer with fine persistence and lace.

A consistent aroma and flavor profile starts with a clean and crisp malt flavor of wafer crackers, lightly kilned barley, and fresh bread or bread dough. Followed with a mildly floral, light herbal and grassy hop flavor at mid palate, the finish brings a crisp and earthy bitterness to match the low-lying intensity of malt sweetness and providing a refreshing bite to close the beer.

Medium bodied as that normally reserved for bohemian Czech pilsners with a hearty malt taste and feel, the beer evades the normally empty mid palate that you expect to find in the usual pale lager. A slight slickness of butterscotch and a mildly soapy taste accompany the rich middle portion of taste before the minty-fresh finish kicks in.

UnderDog certainly doesn't boast the hop character than shines in most Flying Dog brands, but it is a nice and refreshing beer that doesn't command attention, force thought, or provoke exploration. As the brewery would likely have it, "Drink the beer and shut up!"

BEERchitect, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Mississippi
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Mississippi, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of VikeMan
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

VikeMan, Apr 15, 2012
UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.