Old Scratch Amber Lager | Flying Dog Brewery

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Old Scratch Amber LagerOld Scratch Amber Lager

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

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.

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3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice light brown/dark orange color with a slightly creamy white head that dissipates quickly.

The aroma is pretty tame. I can pick up some subtle hints of caramel and a tinge of alcohol, but not much else.

The taste is pretty inoffensive. It's a fairly well balanced beer, with the maltiness presenting itself first and the hoppy bitterness coming afterwards. The taste is pretty similar to the smell; I can pick up the same caramel and alcohol taste, not much else going on here.

It has a nice carbonation level, and the texture is pretty mild.

Overall; pretty decent. None of the individual parts did anything exceptionally well, but all of the pieces fit together to make something fairly enjoyable.

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

Pours a nice amber color with a decent white head that fades rather quickly. Earthy nose with some notes of horse blanket and barnyards. Some bright hops come through as well as the beer airs out a bit.

Surprisingly crisp with good carbonation and a nice malt body. A bit grainy with touches of caramel, a bit of ripe bright fruit, and a floral hop finish which is all blended together into one clean sip. A touch of butter on the finish which is usually considered an off flavor for the style however it kind of plays with the maltiness a bit on this one.

Not overly complicated but kind of elegant in it's own way. Half way decent beer.

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Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
3.41 out of 5 based on 1,537 ratings.
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