Old Scratch Amber Lager | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
78
okay
1,537 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
Read the review
Old Scratch Amber LagerOld Scratch Amber Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,537
Reviews:
762
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
149
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,537 |  Reviews: 762
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

 485 characters

Photo of Adam1993
4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Speedihd
2.1/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of nater919
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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!

 416 characters

Photo of kevINSIGHT
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper. Standard lager taste

34 characters

Photo of bear1
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zaraspook
2.84/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

 669 characters

Photo of JBudraux
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TopherBreski
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

72 characters

Photo of DucksFan16
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Glebulon
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mbjb0720
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Carachuu
4.53/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of greyghost86
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jheimiller
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EroticPanda
3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
3.41 out of 5 based on 1,537 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.