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Flying Dog Brewery

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From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
Lager - American Amber / Red
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.42 | pDev: 14.33%
Ratings:
1,541
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 25, 2022
Added:
Nov 12, 2001
Wants:
  36
Gots:
  147
SCORE
78
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3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 25, 2022
 
4.32 by Daneve76 from Australia on Sep 27, 2021
 
3.38 by brewnme from Maine on Jul 25, 2018
 
3.42 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 18, 2018
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3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

It poured a clear amber and gave the same color body. A small white head appeared and barely lasted fifteen seconds before dieing altogether into the body. No lacing is left behind. The smell has the caramel up front with some light inviting fruits, slight citrus. The taste is the same with a slightly dry aftertaste. The palate is about a light to medium with some light harshness on the tongue. It had a bitter finish and is fairly drinkable. Overall, pretty good for the most part.

Jun 09, 2017
 
4.28 by Adam1993 from Maryland on Jan 14, 2017
 
2.1 by Speedihd from Pennsylvania on Sep 02, 2016
 
3.4 by nater919 from New York on Sep 01, 2016
 
3 by wpreynolds from New Jersey on Jul 21, 2016
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3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Hearty appearance, gives off a strong red exterior, clarity, nice 3/4" white head. Aroma of red malts.

Taste was a smooth red experience, I like it more than your average red ale, the lager yeast lends itself to pairing with said malts better I think, smoother, less bitter hopped. Pretty mellow fellow. I remember the first time I had this, hooked up with a real attractive girl, prettier than the beer even!

May 04, 2016
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3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by kevINSIGHT from Pennsylvania

Clear copper. Standard lager taste

Apr 20, 2016
 
3.78 by bear1 from Louisiana on Feb 15, 2016
 
2.84 by zaraspook from Illinois on Jan 02, 2016
 
3 by jrob21 from Georgia on Dec 24, 2015
 
3.9 by Dirtyhands from Maryland on Nov 17, 2015
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3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by tillmac62 from South Carolina

BOD 250/15. Pours a clear medium amber that is light garnet in intense light. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Somewhat light nose of caramel and earthy hops.

Medium body that has a somewhat creamy texture. Superb carbonation with an effervescent burst in the middle and a nice prickly finish.

The flavor profile is very good. Reasonably intense, slightly complex and very well balanced. It begins with a slightly charred caramel that is more nutty than sweet. The middle brings a mild earthy hop bitterness and flavor. Underneath is the strongest caramel appearance. The finish is a slow fade of the above coupled with a subtle tart fruit note.

Nov 04, 2015
 
4 by JBudraux from Massachusetts on Oct 24, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TopherBreski from New Jersey

Great Amber look. A light Amber with maybe a cinnamon taste. Very good.

Oct 23, 2015
 
3.29 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 11, 2015
 
4 by Magister_Beav from Vermont on Sep 05, 2015
 
 
3.27 by mbjb0720 from Pennsylvania on Aug 18, 2015
 
4.53 by Carachuu from New York on Aug 17, 2015
 
3.46 by greyghost86 from Delaware on Aug 16, 2015
 
3.77 by Loveyourbeer from Virginia on Aug 14, 2015
 
3.25 by bluntedboywonder from New York on Jul 28, 2015
 
3.25 by jheimiller from California on Jul 23, 2015
 
3.5 by dsshuck from Delaware on Jul 16, 2015
 
3.96 by Jagfa18 from Texas on Jul 07, 2015
 
3 by Rammed96 from Maryland on Jul 01, 2015
 
3.46 by greenspointexas from Texas on Jun 17, 2015
 
3.75 by Bradschafer from California on Jun 11, 2015
 
3.25 by ConradKenney from Maryland on Jun 06, 2015
 
3.7 by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia on Jun 01, 2015
 
3.56 by okono from Colorado on May 26, 2015
 
3.25 by Matt141 from Texas on May 17, 2015
 
3.03 by MisterKilderkin from California on May 08, 2015
 
2.88 by sachie23 from New York on Apr 27, 2015
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Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 1541 ratings