Old Scratch Amber Lager | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
78
okay
1,537 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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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:
761
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
149
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Eden222
1.74/5  rDev -49%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

I read the reviews of this beer. While I am not an experienced beer drinker, all I could taste and smell was cloves. It was awful.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose of malt, caramel, biscuit, nuttiness, faint fruitiness. Taste caramel, breadyness, malt, slight spice, & pine. Ok!

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Photo of hozersr
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dmdolby
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L- nice rich Amber color with an off white head. Leaves good lacing going down the glass

S- not a very strong smell. Slight hint of cloves

T- fairly light taste. No bitterness. Not an unpleasant experience

F-very smooth going down. No bite at all

Overall not a bad Amber lager. Goes down easy and is refreshing

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Photo of DarthVorador
4.39/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presently surprised, this is a very tasty brew! Good job Flying Dog!

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.4/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, clear, deep, dark, mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malt up front, followed by some caramel and brown sugar. Very bready and sweet in aroma. Very nice!

Taste: Great!! Very malty up front, with strong notes of bread and cereal. Next comes some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness and some spices of black pepper, a touch of coriander and a touch of ginger. The beer finishes with some beautifully balanced hoppy bitterness. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth and creamy as there is very little carbonation. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an outstanding amber lager! Malty, sweet and creamy! Delicious! This is going to be a regular beer in my fridge!

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Photo of Jono1986
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Foam
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

great amber lager/ale. here in the North-East, we cannot get Fat Tire so, this is a nice alternative.

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Photo of Drifter1
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fellysmarts
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bustersuess
3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nelsonracite
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alyssa1224
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yemenmocha
3.06/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Bottle from Sully's
Deep amber/copper color with a huge bubbly off white head that slowly recedes. The aroma is heavy on the caramel malt with hints of toffee and light chocolate. Light earthy hop aroma barely. The flavor is rich caramel maltiness with a touch of burnt sugar. Earthy spicy hop flavor with a light amount of bitterness. Solid darker lager brew.

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Photo of RCLOHR267
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ravenscraft
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of bmeehan
2.53/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I remember drinking this and thinking "Why does this weak ass lager taste like such a hoppy pale ale?" It's bitter in a way that isn't enjoyable and it has no fun qualities to make you come back for more.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of maltlikker
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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