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Sour Cherry Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Sour Cherry Ale
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80
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-10-2012 21:10:14 | More by djrn2
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2012 19:07:07 | More by TMoney2591
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-23-2013 21:14:59 | More by DrunkinYogi
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-09-2014 19:08:19 | More by duceswild
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 00:06:57 | More by Huhzubendah
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at World of Beer at North Hills

A - light reddish amber, a bit pink; no head

S - faint cherry, oddly sour, lactic

T - cherry, tart, sweet, odd corn flake-like finish

M - tart, crisp, medium bodied

This doesn't have the same sour, mouth puckering affect that many other Berliner's have but this isn't bad. It has decent flavor and solid drinkability. It's worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 00:42:06 | More by tdm168
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-21-2012 22:15:48 | More by THECPJ
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A simple and straightforward refresher. Pours ruby red with a small pink head that soon dissipates to a thin band. Lacing is minimal. Aroma of sweet and sour cherries, lemon, light funk, hay and grass.

Tasty and just what the doctor ordered after a long day in the summer heat. Sessionable strength and weight; crisp feel,
Tangy cherries, lemony acidity, mild sweet and sour flavors. A touch of the musty funkiness and horseblanket character you look for in a Berliner.

Body is light with fizzy carbonation and a soda like feel overall, which isn't exactly to style but makes for a quenching drink. Nothing profound but definitely enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 12:37:38 | More by tobelerone
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2012 14:08:26 | More by cpetrone84
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-13-2013 00:29:43 | More by Axnjxn
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

01-18-2014 14:41:09 | More by Griffith
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-19-2012 00:58:38 | More by Gatordaddy
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2012 23:55:42 | More by bigfnjoe
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-07-2013 06:29:03 | More by Zbeetleman
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-16-2014 14:40:37 | More by ncstateplaya
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-06-2012 17:53:58 | More by Lantern
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-18-2012 11:39:23 | More by bmur112
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-13-2012 00:45:49 | More by PaBeerLover
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larryi86

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

06-14-2012 00:20:55 | More by larryi86
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Tschnab

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-14-2013 15:55:27 | More by Tschnab
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pwoody11

Delaware

2/5  rDev -42.7%

05-22-2012 21:08:40 | More by pwoody11
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mcphish22

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-12-2012 00:26:03 | More by mcphish22
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volta

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-01-2012 20:38:40 | More by volta
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retry4z

California

3/5  rDev -14%

12-28-2012 05:10:55 | More by retry4z
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Sour Cherry Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.