Orchard Ale
Flying Dog Brewery

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #321
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #31,346
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 9.92%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
22
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Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
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SCORE
82
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Photo of Lucular
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

5 oz pour on tap. Looks like sparkling apple juice. Smells like apple juice. Tastes like...slightly hoppy, watered down apple juice with a hint of soapiness. Not horrible but nothing I'll seek out again.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 10/29/13 notes. Had this on tap at The Jeffrey in NYC. 14 oz. pour in a tulip for $7 at their Flying Dog night.

a - Pours a somewhat murky dark amber-red color with two inches of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like the Simcoe Single Hop beer I just had but redder and murkier.

s - Smells of apples, cinnamon, spices, apple cider, spices, and fruity malts. Very sweet and cider-like; I like it.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, apple cider, spices, bready malts, toasted malts, nutmeg. Taste has a tiny bit less apple than the nose had and is a little less sweet, but good.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Little bit sweet, very easy to drink.

o - Overall this beer will not be for everyone, but I liked it quite a bit. Very cider-like, as to be expected, and especially in the nose. If you like fruit beers and cider, would definitely check this out.

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Photo of gillagorilla
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Max's during BBW 2013 (from notes).

A: Looks like a decent cider.

S: Sweet and crisp. Orchard. Cidery. Wet apple.

T: Lots of apple with a faint spice background. Very refreshing. Crisp. Clean.

M: Prickly. Fair amount of carbonation.

O: One of the better rarities. I love cider (into it before beer) and have been to Distillery Lane Ciderworks, which makes a bunch of great ciders. This is much better than DFH's Positive Contact.

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Orchard Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 22 ratings