Flying Dog Brewery

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Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
3.15 | pDev: 16.51%
Oct 17, 2019
Jan 16, 2015
Notes: Debuting (and stretching its legs) in spring 2015, three years of R&D went into the recipe for Supertramp. It was inspired by two previous Brewhouse Rarities releases: Sour Cherry Ale and Black Lager with Cherries.
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Early 2015 vintage; drank 3/15/15 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange/red appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

HUGE fluffy bright white head; frothy lace.

Honeyed grain & sweet cherry nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Honeyed grain & mild sweet cherry flavors up front; a hint of tart cherry on the finish.

Sessionable; suitable for a hot summer day, but not very memorable.
Oct 17, 2019
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Reviewed by ygtbsm94 from Utah

1.84/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
Nose of faint cherry, sweet malt, hay, slight perfume floral note. Taste bland artificial watered down cherry juice, slight tartness, malts, graininess, light body. Blah!
Feb 02, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Adam1993 from Maryland

Jan 14, 2017
Rated: 3.1 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Apr 27, 2016
Rated: 3.2 by MaxOhle from Illinois

Feb 20, 2016
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Reviewed by kalosjakar from Rhode Island

3.52/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Orange/slightly reddish in color.

Can definitely detect the tartness by the aroma.
Slightly salty like a gose, or maybe its just the sour profile.. i cant tell.
Jan 26, 2016
Rated: 3 by ChrisKayler from Virginia

Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 3.15 by Tlloyd417 from Colorado

Dec 14, 2015
Rated: 2.51 by Spike from England

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 2.41 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Sep 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Thin white lace, clear golden rose hue. Smells of a cracker and mild cherry jam. Crisp and light bodied, a little bread with some cherry flavor and a mild tartness. A bit thin and weak about there is enough flavor to get by, just no depth. Refreshing though not noteworthy.
Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by TobiasAngel from Maryland

Aug 23, 2015
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Reviewed by irrevjim from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
look; pale golden, short head disappears instantly, central eruption of big carbonation with a`few bubbles on the outside
smell; raspberry/cherry, a little wheat
taste, cherry, raspberry, honey, a hint of sour, sweet roll malt
feel; pretty good, medium carbonation
overall; it's not tart, it's a cherry light ale, disappointed about that but a`drinkable fruity light ale
Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 3 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2015
Rated: 2.77 by hilgart1 from Illinois

Aug 12, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Ardeer from New York

Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by david18 from New York

Jul 17, 2015
Rated: 3.36 by Mikus from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 3.21 by JandJMD from Maryland

Jul 15, 2015
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a reddish/pink hued copper color with a fingers worth of head that fairly quickly fades down to nothing

S: Cherries and pie crust malt up front, along with some general moderate sweetness. Lightly tart. A lot like cherry pie

T: Starts off with a bit of the tart cherry and maltiness then goes into a some of the sweetness and pie aspect. Finishes with some maltiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A beer for those who want a fruity alcoholic beverage rather than a beer that tastes like beer. Good for those who like cherry pies and fruit beers. If you're not into either, then it's probably better to avoid this one
Jul 12, 2015
Rated: 2.95 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 3.62 by therubicon from Delaware

Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by brotherloco from California

Jul 02, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by meanmutt from Ohio

Jun 29, 2015
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Rated by probert from New York

4.25/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
tart but not an overwhelming cherry taste
Jun 29, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by imperialking from Illinois

Jun 24, 2015
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Rated by bgold86 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Decent beer, def worthy of a higher score.
Jun 23, 2015
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Rated by nelsonracite from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I really enjoyed this beer!
Jun 20, 2015
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hey, a tart cherry ale named the same as a great rock band. How bad could it be? I wish mine were colder - I warmed it up a bit and that's not a great idea with this.

So it is a little red - cherries. The head is first rate. The aroma is fresh cherries. Surprise. The taste has a very low hop and yeast profile and a high .... cherry (and malt) profile. Not much "Beer" taste. It's sweet and tart, but delicately so on both fronts. It's a tasty drink. The aftertaste is a clean fruity, slightly sour feeling.

This is a bit of a wimpy drink but refreshing. I wouldn't buy it again for myself but maybe for a wimpy drinker!
Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 3.22 by BigMike from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 3.04 by Evan from Maryland

Jun 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Jeffreysan from Virginia

4.07/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, semi-clear, golden/amber color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into almost no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked French baguettes and biscuits. There’s also quite a bit of caramel and fruity, sour cherries.

Taste: Very nice! Tons of toasted malt up front, followed by lots of brown sugar-like sweetness, some black pepper and a hint of chocolate. The beer finishes with lots of fruity, semi-tart cherries. Quite tasty!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp and very effervescent as there is quite a lot of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very tasty, very drinkable, very satisfying, very enjoyable fruit beer. Malty, sweet, tart and fruity, with lots of fruit to let you know it’s a fruit beer, but lots of malt to remind you that it’s a beer, first and foremost. This would be a great summer beer!
Jun 12, 2015
Rated: 3 by FreshButterbeer from Iowa

Jun 12, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by zachpaschal from Indiana

Jun 09, 2015
Rated: 3.34 by enelson from Illinois

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by mthomp081 from Delaware

May 31, 2015
Rated: 2.93 by BPMeyer27 from Ohio

May 31, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by malfunxion from New York

May 30, 2015
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden high link hues. Good clarity. Tight, fine-bubbled white head sputters out quickly. Rings a thin as a pencil line.

S: Tart cherries on top a very crisp and clean, lightly toasty malt base. Perhaps some grassy hops too. There's not too much to dissect, but what's there is good.

T: Juicy and tart cherry character is the driving force, and it settles in slowly and easily. Very clean. Crackery malt flavors and perhaps some faint grassy hops don't attempt to distinguish themselves, lest they get in the way of the cherry. Lightly grainy and tart cherry finish.

M: Very light in body. Well attenuated and dry. Active and acute carbonation bring deep crispness. A lightly silky malt texture is scrubbed away briskly.

O: It ain't rocket science, but it's good. Don't expect the world. It's a simple fruit beer and should be enjoyed as such. Quaff it and be refreshed, there isn't much to ponder.
May 28, 2015
Rated: 3.03 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

May 26, 2015
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