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UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

570 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 570
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)
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Photo of Onenote81
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a straw gold with a thin white head on top. Minor lace globs left behind. The nose smells cheap, with mild graininess, husk, lemon-lime. Crisply carbonated mouth, but not overdone. Refreshing feel. Nice hop bite at the onset, faint bitter finish. Refreshing mild citrus tones back it up. With the low alcohol on this one, this is the perfect summer beer for me. I’ll be stocking up on some more.

Onenote81, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - As expected for a lager its a clear golden yellow hue with some mild bubbly head.

S - Has some good piney hops and a touch of lager yeast. Simple but nice smelling.

T - Well it's much better than that godawful "tire bite" golden ale. A nice pronounced hop profile, simple next to some lager yeast and mildly sweet malts. Refreshing.

M - Light to medium not a bad lager.

Overall again Flying Dog impressed me with making a pretty nice lager. Those who compare it to BMC have had "one too many"

DrDemento456, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of therica
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

About the same as my review on the tap-version a few weeks ago.

A= golden yellow with a modest white head, some pooling and lacing.

S= clean, nice hops florals, modest malt nose.

T= watery with far too much bitters, enough to pass as an APA although it's a Lager style. Lacking on malt flavor. Miller's MGD has more malt flavor than this lager-- only the relatively high hops bitters seem to identify this beer as anything other than mediocre lager.

M= watery with light bitters lingering; slight astringency; tart.

O= better than a US macro only because of the hops florals and bitters, and more like a Macro Light with strong hops bitters.

therica, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up some cans direct from the brewery last night.

The beer is transparent and appears a golden orange color, like a sunset. The head is a half inch thick, and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

The aroma offers grass, hops, floral notes, lager malt. Smells nice.

The beer is light in body with plenty of flavor. Not thin, but definitely sessionable. Floral hops come through nicely. A nice balance of lager malt, light citrus, and hop character.

Sitting on my deck in the woods and reviewing beers...somebody pinch me.

Huhzubendah, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a solid one inch ivory head that lingers indefinitely.

Aroma is grain and pilsner malt, bready and fairly sweet, with an underlying floral and perfumy hop note.

Flavor is somewhat citrus forward, with notes of grapefruit and lemon leading to an herbal hop flavor, carried on a backbone of cracker-like malt into the slightly bitter, dry finish.

Body is moderate to light, with a fairly high amount of carbonation. The finish is somewhat crisp.

Overall, a much more flavorful version of an American lager than most. Good session beer.

barczar, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours gold with a medium white head, solid lace and retention.

S: Sweet bready malt, grass, quite nice.

T: Delicious full malt taste, lemon, with a hint of grapefruit and grass.

M: Crisp, light-bodied, very easy drinking.

O: A very impressive all malt lager, I liked it quite a bit. The best from Flying Dog in a while.

Halcyondays, May 31, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pale straw colored body with a thin bone white head.

S- Hops are surprisingly noticeable with some grass, malt and citrus aromas.

T- The taste starts a little hoppy, with some citrus, but finishes more malty and dry.

M- The carbonation tastes a little off and the dry aftertaste is not that pleasant.

O- Better than most light lagers, but is slightly off from being good.

stephenjmoore, May 30, 2012
Photo of jcipoletti
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

jcipoletti, May 28, 2012
Photo of Shrews
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served - bottle into Pint Glass

Appearance
1/8in head and a golden color.

Smell
Hoppy and citrus smell with some dry malts.

Taste
Citrus and hoppy. Bitter aftertaste, but not bad.

Mouthfeel
Good for the brew, some carbonation and solid maltyness throughout the mouth.

Overall
A decent brew with some fruity tastes. Enjoyed this one on a summer day.

Shrews, May 27, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow this one got to California way quick after the release party.

Clear golden colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smell is Pilsner malt and a spicy and grassy hop. Herbal with some citrus, strong saffron note in this one. Little bit of north western type hops here, mostly grapefruit and spruce.

Starts out tasting like Pilsner. Soda cracker malt with a noble hop flavor, mostly grass and saffron. Herbal with a bit of a mineral water flavor, the brewer paid attention to German Beer making. Good solid noble hop bite, not to strong just assertive. Slight citrus flavor , but this is a good Pilsner in my glass.

Mouthfeel is good for the style.

Overall a FAR better lager/pilsner than I expected. Holds its own against German Lagers.

Zorro, May 27, 2012
Photo of chodinheaven
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good looking beer with a perfect clarity, showing off a straw yellow and tons of bubbles floating from the bottom to the surface. A 1.5 finger white foamy head is on top, resembling the foam of a cappucino as it sticks around for a long time. Infrequent patchy lacing sticks to the glass. There is a nice citrusy crispness to the aroma, chock full of lemon and a bit of grapefruit. Lots of lemon rind zest behind the sourish lemon scent. Even a touch of clove maybe? I may be imagining that, but I am picking up on some sort of spice. Smells like it will be refreshing, regardless.

The taste is still full of lemon and citrus, with grapefruit showing up in the back end of the palate. The malt bill is not all that exciting, giving a light to medium body. The lemon rind zestiness is definitely present still, giving a bit of depth and character a style that doesn't go too much for that. In the back, grapefruity hops rear their head with a pleasant and much needed bitterness to balance out the lighter body a little bit. They do a pretty good job of giving this beer some excitement amongst the refreshment, albeit just a touch. Not as crisp in the mouthfeel as the aroma put on as it has a nice smooth lager feel to it, but with the prickle of hops in the back end to even it out. A touch watery even so. It leaves a nice lingering grapefruity hop aftertaste that is pleasantly understated.

Overall nothing crazy here, but its definitely an easy drinker and one to enjoy on a hot summer day. Could be a bit crisper and exciting, maybe a touch more carbonation on the tongue? Either way, I'd say give it a try if you're in the mood for a decent spring or summer beer.

chodinheaven, May 25, 2012
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner a clear light golden with a large fluffy crown that settled ever so slowly leaving multiple broken chunks of lace behind.Mild toasted grain,iron,and lightly sweet caramel malts in the nose,it's not a clean nose wich to me is a good thing.Toasted bready malt with some herbal hop notes on the palate,again mild caramle and iron finish out the flavor profile.This is a damn nice lager here,Iam gonna be drinking this on Monday while out grilling.

oberon, May 24, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin, dense white head that has excellent retention properties, consistently covering the surface and leaving a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of grassy hops and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a nice mix of flavors from the hops and malts as well as a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly clean and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a great tasting and easy to drink beer for the style. I wouldn’t mind trying it at a summer picnic or as a lawnmower beer, especially since it is also available in cans.

metter98, May 24, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a nice effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy white foam which is dissipating rather quickly. Not too bad a loo, really.

Smell: big dose of fruity, citrusy and perhaps even noble hop aroma right off the bat. I wonder if this thing has been dry-hopped? It's very appealing.

Taste: light malt flavor, rather like a cream ale. Some of that hop intensity has settled down, but there's still a good flavor of citrus. Bitterness is present but smooth, and not overpowering. I like this quite a lot.

Mouthfeel: light body but with a good level of carbonation which is, if not precisely creamy, just right for this application. I like it.

Overall: I was happily surprised by this beer. I would be glad to quaff it again and again.

flagmantho, May 23, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - foamy three fingered head atop a pale golden clear bubbly brew.
S - lightly malty and slightly hoppy. Everything is pretty mellow.
T - the wheat jumps out at me and the mild hops follow in a pleasant and satisfying way. Much better than I was expecting. Even the rye has an easy going showing.
M - silky smooth with moderate carbonation and no alcohol at 4.7% abv.
D - fantastically easy drinker for a session accompanied by a nice meal.
If your in Baltimore you need to have this with steamed crabs.

Beer4Baltimore, May 20, 2012
Photo of bum732
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Bready malt with lingering spicy, slightly herbal hops. Slight dankness. Slightly floral.

L: Crystal clear straw yellow. Little white head.

T: Clean, light malt with a spicy hoppy backbone. Medium low spicy bitterness. Hoppiness lingers to the finish. Dry, clean finish, some lemongrass as it warms.

M: Light bodied, but appropriate mouthfeel. Medium high, slightly effervescent carbonation.

Solid lager, light, perfect for summer. Spicy as well, really liked this one.

bum732, May 19, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass.

Faint foamy consistency for the head, a very bright white sits a good solid two fingers, with a real nice butter gold and clear body and lots of rising carbonation. There's some orange color in here too around the edges. Pretty nice.

Nose is a crisp malt, some faint grass like hop, some sweetness of grain there too, with a little fresh lemon. Pretty solid.

Nice crisp and lemon palate mixing with some sweetness. Just the right amount of carbonation to not distract, but give some tangy taste and play. Tangy malt and hop balance nicely without a wet body either.

Overall great solid lager here, nothing that really jumps out but just sort of simple and done well. Quite enjoyable actually, could see myself having many of these.

smakawhat, May 18, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.