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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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mcphish22

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -57%

06-09-2012 22:54:07 | More by bootsandbeer
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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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Titans77

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 00:55:07 | More by Titans77
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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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pwoody11

Delaware

2/5  rDev -42.7%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-19-2012 00:58:38 | More by Gatordaddy
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-18-2012 11:39:23 | More by bmur112
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drinkslinger028

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Always Rons on tap,this was what we here in the hills of fredneck and hagersbush have been waiting for! this beer is the first "sour" they have done even tho its not sour but a bit tart they hit the style right on the nose. great job! too much carbonation is my only gripe

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2012 07:46:40 | More by drinkslinger028
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cps98

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this last night at the brewery. It’s part of their Brewhouse Rarities series and the first sour beer Flying Dog has made. Based on a Berliner Weissbier they added cherries, both sour and sweet, for flavoring.

A – Poured into a tasting glass really nice light red / pink hue. The beer has a healthy tight 1 finger bright white head that dissipates quickly to a nice ring of bubbles around the glass. The beer does have a slight haze.
S – Lots of wheat and a really nice pronounced cherry aroma are up front.

T – I got lots of cherry during the first half of the beer but by the second half it was a little muted. I am not sure if that was the lactic acid playing with my taste buds or what. Really nice acidity bite to the beer but not overwhelming at all. I went back for a second pour cause the first was really good!

M – Nice acidic bite from the acid, really nice and dry finish to the beer. Really good carbonation which I think works really well with sour beers.

O – I wanted more, wish it was bigger batch and put into some bottles. Keep up the good work and hopefully there will be more sours coming out of Flying Dog in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2012 13:56:38 | More by cps98
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Sour Cherry Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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