Número Uno
Flying Dog Brewery

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #214
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,082
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 10.63%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
61
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Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  22
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: When looking for an easy-drinking agave cerveza, Numero Uno is...well, numero uno. Originally pitched as part of our limited release Brewhouse Rarities program, this beer proved so popular among Mexican lager drinkers, it made the jump into our year-round line-up. Light and straw-colored, this mucho refreshing lager brings bold, bright lime zest flavor and a crisp, clean finish that pairs well with nachos and sunburn. Best of all: no requiere playa.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 61 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear, light golden color. Medium white head that faded quickly to a cap and left very nice lacing. It kept fizzing up bubbles from the bottom.

S---Lime rind. Some bready malts.

T---Lime & something sweet (maybe the agave). Bread follows from the nose as well.

F---Medium minus mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

O---Good enough to pound a few, not good enough to search out in the future.

Mar 04, 2021
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a slightly thin body with about average carbonation.
Aroma is lime and peel with citrus, cereal,grain,and malt
Taste is lime and cereal forward followed by lemon and lime peel,malt and grain. Nice enough taste and very easy to get down. Worked well with Mexican food as well as other summer type foods

Jun 11, 2019
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npolachek from New York

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow color, some sweetness. Taste of some bitterness. Feel medium body. Overall an okay beer but frankly nothing remarkable. Not my first choice for an order!

Dec 09, 2018
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - thin clear urine color with a slight head
Smell - Very grainy slight sweet caramel malts
taste - grainy slight citrus pale bitterness
feel - medium body and carbonation
Overall - just not a fan

Mar 08, 2018
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FrancisM12 from New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I've had lime flavored tortilla chips on numerous occasions. This taste like that. Unfortunately, it's not the same in liquid form. But it's nice. The look is mediocre. The head is thin and doesn't hold. Smells like it taste. Refreshing. Citrus is apparent. Very light and easy to drink. But if you enjoy hops and fall/winter beers like I do, this isn't your beer.

Oct 08, 2017
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bassghost from Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Numero Uno is Flying Dog's spin on Corona or Bud Light Lime. It's fun to see them experimenting, and I'm sure there is quality in this beer, but it hits the intended mark a little too well. Pale yellow in color, thin in body, no lacing (no real head that I remember). The subtlest hint of the agave nectar it was brewed with added some weight and body to the taste and mouthfeel, and the lime zest added after the brewing process adds a bright note.
It's ok.

Jan 13, 2017
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eskildow from Ohio

4.67/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A good one indeed. It is pale yellow with a color very similar to white wine, but with a robust head. It really has many wine-like characteristics. The smell is fruity and hoppy, and the flavour has very fruity, apple and pear, notes. This is offset with some woody tones.

Oct 08, 2016
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Bert's
Slightly hazy light golden color with a small bubbly white head. Lime overpowers the nose for me. Flavor follows but I can find some light bready malt a bit of salt them more lime that lingers in the finish. Pretty easy to drink if you are used to drinking Corona with a lime wedge although less skunky. Not bad.

Aug 28, 2016
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- pours a bright and clear straw color with a one finger creamy white head that retains long after the pour

S- a bit skunky on the nose up front, followed by some toasted cracker malt, lime zest and a bit of honey sweetness

T- toasted malt turned slightly sweet, perhaps form the agave up front, the lime zest is subtle but definitely noticeable and continues into a dry toasted finish

M- medium body with moderate spritz carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp smooth finish, high drinkability

O- easy drinking summer beer that goes down quick

Aug 03, 2015
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Flying Dog "Numero Uno"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "252A15"
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

On the surface "Numero Uno" appears to be just another golden ale, but the addition of lime zest and Agave nectar truly livens it. It's a little bit sweet, and just a little bit citrusy, giving it a kind of see-saw effect. Fortunately, the lime tends to appear in the finish, helping to balance it a bit... although it still remains a touch sweet.

Jul 13, 2015
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MUTINY from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a pint.

A: Clear straw with a 1/2" white head that bubbles down to nothing in no time. Surprisingly good retention, zero lacing. Looks weirdly mouth-watering though...

S: Zippy lime note up front, faint malty sweetness. Maybe a little peppery-ness, some cereal. The lime aroma is doing it for me here.

T: More lime & black pepper hiding against a faintly off-sweet malt note. Agave is detectable here on the finish, it's subtle & appropriate for the rest of the flavor profile. Every aspect of this beer is citrus-kissed.

M: Solid, crisp & dry balanced by a bit of a juiciness. Carb is moderate & the maltiness is light enough here to let the subtle flavors do their thing on the palate.

O: I tend to like agave beers so long as that aspect is used in moderation. This is what I'd call an unexpectedly impressive example. This brew has been handled with more deft subtlety than I thought Flying Dog was capable of. This is a sneaky-good, complex, quaffable Summer beer.

May 28, 2015
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kgammell1 from Maryland

3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ever wanted the refreshing qualities of Corona without it kinda tasting like horse piss? Well here is your beer! Faint hop qualities keep this summer ale's lime zest balanced with some bite. This is a new one from Flying Dog and I will become very good friends with it come Memorial Day.

Apr 29, 2015
Número Uno from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 61 ratings