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Sour Cherry Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Sour Cherry Ale
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 2
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 -56.9%

bootsandbeer, Jun 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

pwoody11, May 22, 2012
Photo of codysjb
2.65/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

codysjb, Aug 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

jmslade7, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

ROGUE16, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

retry4z, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

cpetrone84, Aug 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Griffith, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

JebediahScooter, Jun 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

ncstateplaya, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

duceswild, May 09, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

TMoney2591, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

fiedler84, Jul 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Lantern, Jul 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Jspriest, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

keanlacrosse, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

djrn2, Jun 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Tschnab, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Huhzubendah, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Titans77
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Titans77, Jun 03, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

darkstar12, Jun 29, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

bigfnjoe, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

jburchett, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

PaBeerLover, Aug 13, 2012
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Sour Cherry Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.