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Sour Cherry Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Sour Cherry Ale
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cps98 on 05-03-2012)
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1.5/5  rDev -57%

06-09-2012 22:54:07 | More by bootsandbeer
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2/5  rDev -42.7%

05-22-2012 21:08:40 | More by pwoody11
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2.65/5  rDev -24.1%

Flying Dog Sour Cherry
Had on tap at the blind tiger
A: No head, red rose color.
S: Artificial cherries
T: Watery and some cherry taste. Not amazing more like cherry cough syrup but not as syrupy.
M: There’s a lot of syrup and cherry not all that much hops or natural flavor.
O: not great, very contrived … 2.5 or 3 ish

08-01-2012 16:20:03 | More by codysjb
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

06-02-2013 04:01:05 | More by jmslade7
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3/5  rDev -14%

12-28-2012 05:10:55 | More by retry4z
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3.1/5  rDev -11.2%

pour is hazed light ruby red grapefruit with thin white ring. Nose is faint, light cherry and a hint dusty. Taste is much of the same, cherry and light sawdust note with hig carb and light but present sourness. A touch syrupy for a Berliner and lacks depth of flavor.

08-21-2012 14:08:26 | More by cpetrone84
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

01-18-2014 14:41:09 | More by Griffith
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-16-2012 13:52:03 | More by JebediahScooter
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-07-2013 06:29:03 | More by Zbeetleman
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-16-2014 14:40:37 | More by ncstateplaya
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-09-2014 19:08:19 | More by duceswild
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3.4/5  rDev -2.6%

Served in a tulip glass at Bad Apple.

A draft-only cherry B-Weiss landing at one of my Chi-Town haunts? Right on. This stuff pours a clear rose topped by a half-finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose is a a study in black cherry, mostly sweet but with a twinge of almost tannic-like tartness in the background. The taste follows pretty closely, though things are just beginning to appear artificial, medicinal. Luckily, it stops there, but it's enough to notice. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat sticky finish. Overall, an okay beer, but there's hardly any tartness or even any wheat character whatsoever, making me wonder how anyone could mistake this for a good Berliner. I'd have another, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

10-24-2012 19:07:07 | More by TMoney2591
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-14-2012 11:55:12 | More by fiedler84
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-06-2012 17:53:58 | More by Lantern
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-18-2013 03:14:12 | More by Jspriest
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-28-2012 19:00:32 | More by keanlacrosse
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-10-2012 21:10:14 | More by djrn2
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-14-2013 15:55:27 | More by Tschnab
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District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%

On draft at the brewpub in Frederick, MD.

The beer appears a light shade of ruby red with a small, pink head. The nose brings a mild lactic presence along with, you guessed it folks, sour cherries. Lightly tart, with a nice showing from the cherries. A creamy mouthfeel and mildly acetic in the finish. A touch of funk in there as well. A bit unrefined, but this beer has potential. I found this to be rather bland, though not bad a first attempt in this genre. Cheers to Flying Dog for branching out.

06-07-2012 00:06:57 | More by Huhzubendah
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3.55/5  rDev +1.7%

Flying Dogs first attempt at a sour. On tap at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick MD.

A - Grapefruit juice red/pink. Looks like a cherry based sour.

S - Cherry forward with a wheaty sour background. Smells delicious but rather straightforward.

T - A cherry sour. In the most bland and possible way to describe it. Pretty tasty for my palate, but nothing extraordinary imo.

M - The highlight of the brew. A sour indeed. Rather crisp and refreshing. Hoes down easier than most sours. Almost scary. I can drink this like a pale ale. Not a sipper in my opinion. Nice change of pace.

06-03-2012 00:55:07 | More by Titans77
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3.63/5  rDev +4%

Had on tap into a pint glass at Overwood, Old Town Alexandria, VA

A: cloudy ruby red color, thin 1-finger head that didnt last long, no lacing at all

S: as advertised, overwhelming sour cherries

T: again strong taste of sour cherries and not much else, but very well done. No aftertaste at all.

M: Extremely thin, basically reminded me of carbonated water

O: It's definitely an easy-to-drink summer beer (given it really doesn't taste like a beer), and very unique. Can't see having a bunch of these, but for 1 or 2 of something different on a summer night, worth having.

06-29-2012 13:48:45 | More by darkstar12
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3.65/5  rDev +4.6%

Served on draft into a tulip at the Drafting Room

A- pours a cloudy shade of red with a one finger white head that sticks around for a little bit. Eh

S- light cherry aroma in the nose

T- sweet cherries, along with some very mild tartness

M- body is paper thin, as expected

O- it's not bad, but not nearly tart enough, even for a Berliner weisse

07-30-2012 23:55:42 | More by bigfnjoe
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-28-2012 17:00:04 | More by jburchett
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-13-2012 00:45:49 | More by PaBeerLover
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-23-2013 21:14:59 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Sour Cherry Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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