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Stray Dog Lager | Brewmaster Jack

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewmaster Jack
Massachusetts, United States
brewmasterjack.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by gfreed on 04-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,381
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
56
pDev:
17.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchipper
2.7/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JBudraux
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrankShirley
2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fitzy84
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. Served in a pilsner glass. The beer has a clear, light amber appearance with visibility for the carbonation and a thick, solid foam head. Aromas include a mixture of grassy malts with some bready smells and dark fruit. The carbonation of the drink was really great at bringing out the flavors. Flavorings include that dark fruit/grapefruit taste alongside light malts with a bitter-sour finish. Overall, I really like the look and mouthfeel of this one.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Pours a light copper color. The aroma is soft. The Lager yeast is very mellow. A bit of pale and amber malt. Flavor lacks the quenching lager essence I desired. Not enough flavor from the yeast. A bit of bread and biscuit and cooked grain. Light bodied. Boring.

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Photo of Burt
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TripelMark
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikeszab
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of liquorpig
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LutherBrau
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOSHRINARD
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ian_B
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber colour, decent head.

Aromas of dark fruit; raisin and light cherry. Slightly toasty malt. A little souring fruit.

Ever so slightly tart fruit on the taste. Blackened toast, and the usual savory lager taste.

Overall very unique, smooth and lightly acidic lager.

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Photo of jsouza
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of snilsen13
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hey, its a light brown lager! Thin lingering head and very clear beer. The smell is mild, but pressed to sniff it is a bit sour, probably the low point of this beer. The taste is very low on hops and pushes forward the caramelized malt flavors. It's got a pretty good mouth feel, the right amount of carbonation. It finishes slightly sour, mostly clean.

This is a simple recipe, slightly unconventional, lager, done mostly right. Unfortunately, it lacks that extra level of complexity. I would kick up the early hop additions to match the sour, which is possibly related to an imperfect mash pH.

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3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.99/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Stingwray
1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

Photo of cbutova
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- 12oz bottle poured to a pint glass with a mid-amber body. A white head rises up to about one finger with a frothy-foamy texture. Head retention is decent as a medium ring remains after the cap falls. Spotty, minimal lacing.

S- Biscuit, toasted and cracked grainy malts account for much of the aroma. Light lager yeast tones as well as light fruit and a hint of Noble hops.

T- Gains a fair amount of new character here as the hops and yeast seem to open up. Malts still a large player with biscuit, toasted Pilsner, grainy and slight caramel notes. Balancing that out are notes of cooking herbs, lemon zest, spicy and grassy hops, pale fruits and yeast spice.

MF- Body is fairly dry but does not lack substance. The texture is both creamy and foamy but not fizzy as the high end carbonation soothes the palate. Slight bitterness in the end.

On the surface it might feel a bit simple at first but each sip brings on more and more unique flavors. A great body for 4.5% and certainly flavorful.

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Stray Dog Lager from Brewmaster Jack
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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