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St.Eadman (Brew House Rarities) - Flying Dog Brewery

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St.Eadman (Brew House Rarities)St.Eadman (Brew House Rarities)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hopfenpeter on 11-21-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

jmslade7, Jun 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

psuknak05, Jan 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ba Review #247
Served On: 12/13/2012
Glassware: Flying Dog Tasting Glass
Labeled ABV: 10.0%
Date/ Code: 2012 Release

Had this on tap at the Flying Dog taproom during a recent tour of the brewery.

Look: Arrived fairly dark with a small cap of beige lacing on top. Carbonation level seemed high. Some transparency was noticeable through the ruby red color of the brew.

Smell: Mellow dark fruits and some sweet candied apple and peppery notes.

Taste: First was the dark fruits from the nose mixed with some lighter pear juice notes. The middle seemed to have a slightly earthy and nutty character, maybe from some flavoring hops? Then the finish was more of the fruity sweetness with a slight Belgian twang that lingered. No real clove or spice was present as with most Belgian style beers.

This beer really completed the amazing experience I had touring Flying Dog. Their staff really knew their beers and how each of them were brewed. The tour guide even let the group taste Snake Dog IPA from kettle to keg. I felt that was one of the best parts. You folks have to tour this brewery if ever in the Mid Atlantic area.

CraftBeerTastic, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a cloudy dark amber gold. It produced a deep tan, bubbly head, which dissipates fast, leaving little lacing.
The smell is yeast, tart and faint fruit.
Tasting the beer, the front is actually a dark fruit like prune and raisin, with a heavy dose of Belgian style yeast. Some tart and brown sugar in the middle, being finished by
Caramel and more yeast.
The alcohol of 10 percent ABV is certainly well hidden, but detectable.
For my book, this is an apexcellent beer and a must try!

Hopfenpeter, Nov 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

rankandfile, Mar 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

bigeyedfish89, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

squidrobot, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

harrisjohnson, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

polopaul20, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

rolltide8425, May 13, 2013
Photo of JohnnyMc
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another rare beer from Flying Dog!!

Pours out a deep, hazy brown with a lot of ruby red highlights and a khaki head.

The aroma has a lot of raspberry/ cherry with some figs, raisins and plums along with toffee, caramel some molasses and a hint of white pepper.

The taste has a lot of tart cherry and raspberry notes up front followed by dark fruits like figs, plums and raisins that flows into some very sweet caramel and toffee notes. There is some white pepper spice and a bit of bready malt too.

The body is full and the mouthfeel is rich and creamy. The ABV is decently hidden with only a bit of warming as it goes down.

This is a nice American attempt at a Belgian Dark Ale, but it doesn't quite live up to the traditional style. Nice red and dark fruit notes, but the Belgian yeast is missing. Very nice beer and definitely worth trying.

JohnnyMc, Apr 28, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark chestnut colored body with a frothy off-white head that leaves good lacing.

S- Cherries, honey, hazelnut, Belgian yeast, some spice.

T- Some sweetness up front with cherries and honey coming through. There is also a caramel malt flavor towards the middle with some nuttiness. The finish tastes very yeasty with some sugary dryness.

M- Medium-high carbonation, full-bodied and somewhat creamy.

O-A good Belgian style dark ale. Definitely drinkable and flavorful.

stephenjmoore, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got to try this puppy stright from the tap at the Flying DOg Brewery after the tour. I was eager to try this one as it is a rareity. I didn't think they bottled this but judging from the only other reivew I guess they do. The St. Edman's tap was labeled as no.009.

I like Belgians personally so this was another plus. It pour dark, very dark but no as dark as a stout. Had a mix of brown in thrown together with black. No too much head at the top. Upon first wiff you defintely get a sense of the Belgian yeast notes which give off a fruity scent. It's not the typical citrus belgian note, but more of a darker fruit type, raisin/plum. Slightly bitter upon the tasting but similiar to other belgian beers with respect to fruit notes. It's strays from the normal ipas and seems to have a lower bitterness than the other they produce.

I wish I could get my hands on a few bottles of this for further review, but was limited to a sampling. 10% abv is a heavy hitter so you will be aware of the alcohol content in the beer. I bought a growler at the brewery but since it's a rareity they would not let me fill it up with this batch.

Ryanm1, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bconsidine, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer reminds me more of a flanders oud bruin. Hazed brown color with a fluffy quick dyeing tan head. Smells vinous with a bit of vinegar and some fruity belgian undertones.

Full body with low amounts of carbonation. A little thin on the finish.Sweet sherry and port like notes up front, faintly woody, with a definitive vinegar taste throughout. Finishes acidic with faint belgian yeast notes and a bit of alcohol heat. Long finish but overall the beer has good balance. Very acidic and again, very flander oud bruin with belgian dark ale notes beneath it all. As an oud bruin this beer is awesome. As a belgian dark ale not so much. But I really feel this beer should be re-categorized.

jtierney89, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

CWhite, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Docrock, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

SupremePie, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

wrightst, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Halcyondays, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

username, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Salted Pig in Riverside, CA.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is an alcohol kick on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

mendvicdog, Mar 10, 2013
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St.Eadman (Brew House Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
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