Tire Bite Golden Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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Tire Bite Golden AleTire Bite Golden Ale
Tire Bite Golden AleTire Bite Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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Reviews: 654 | Ratings: 997
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a 1/2inch pure white head that fades rather quickly but leaves some lacing. The smell is crisp and clean with a light fresh grain scent. The flavor is light and crisp with a nice floral hop finish and a light grain taste throughout. Body is medium light and crisp.Not the most exciting beer in the world, but pleasant enough and an adequete if not exciting interpretation of the style.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
2.2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Unfortunately, a rather unremarkable brew. It was a urine yellow in color with no head. The carbonation was also almost non-existent. The flavor was sweet with strong tones of citrus. The citrus notes were actually the only thing that really saved this beer. The hops were not really there. It was a flat beer in taste and mouthfeel.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
2.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The Tire Bite Golden pours a clear yellow color with a foam head that disappears quickly and leaves some lacing on the side of the glass.

There is not much in the way of aroma. I get some faint bitterness smell. The taste is purely one dimensional. It reminds me of drinking a large macro beer. Overall I wouldn't buy this one again.

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Photo of Snow81
3.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow

Head: Frosty cream head

Smell: Skunk with some grassiness and a hint of sweet malt

Taste: Grass right up front that fallows a hint of spunkiness

Weight: Light body with low to medium carbonation

Finish: Sweet malts hint of grassiness
If you ask me for another I would say no thank you.

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Photo of FreshZ
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of drabmuh
2.65/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle without a freshness stamp into a standard pint glass. Pour pours mostly clear, there appears to be a slight haze. Light light yellow. Thick white head that falls away quickly leaving no lace on the glass. A thin head remains. Carbonation is low and the CO2 bubbles are of average size. There isn't much of a smell and the aroma that is present, I fear what it may mean. I smell diacetyl in this beer.

Taste confrims it. This is a Kolsch? Kolsch should be clear, this tastes more like a pourly crafted lager. There is a definite idacetyl character in the flavor. It is gross. Second taste isn't as bad as the first, seems like Coors or Miller or something similiar. To be fair, this beer has more body than those. Just saying its not a Kolsch, again, want to reiterate, this is a terrible example of a Kolsch. You may find this beer unoffensive, you may even enjoy it, I do enjoy when a beer challenges the catagory it has been placed in, but this beer doesn't challenge the category, it defies it. Flying dog should classify this as a lager of some sort.

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Photo of JBogan
2.2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a very light golden hue with a thin film for a head and negligible lacing.

Smelled a bit grassy with a bit of citrus and a faint metallic smell present.

Tasted very weak, almost to the point of no taste at all. Some graininess and a small amount of hop presence.

Mouthfeel was thin and somewhat flat. Not much carbonation to speak of.

I had tried some of this quite a while back in one of Flying Dog's mix n match packs. For some reason I thought I had fond memories of this beer, but upon trying it again it was a huge disappointment. Perhaps I was thinking of one of their other brews, because after having it now and with the taste (or lack thereof) fresh in my head I'd never put this to my lips again. Think I'll give the rest of the six pack away to someone I don't like.

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Photo of goldbot
2.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A pale straw yellow color with thinnish, fizzy head. Clear and fairly carbonated.

Some malty dough on the nose with a subtle floral hop character. Not much going on really. Tastes of slightly sweet malt and tiny bit of hops and bitterness. It has a sweet and slightly sour, off-puttng aftertaste that lingers a while.

Very thin beer with no body. The carbonation which is crisp and biting is the only thing going for it here, but there is no real flavor or feel for it to back up. I suppose it's somewhat drinkable in the sense that it goes down like water. Would be nice to wash down a meal with but otherwise it's not one to savor.

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Photo of 4Socialanxiety
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Southernbrew
2.35/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Budweiser gold with a small head that makes no effort to stick around.

Lots of grain in the nose. Slight trace of citrus hops but nothing that sticks out.

Medium body, some malt flavors with flowery hops. Really boring. Finishes with a medium grain taste.

Another so-so offering from flying dog, not something I would buy again.

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Photo of TheTrevor
2.8/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured an opaque yellowish gold with a single-finger head. The scent was mostly sweet malt. The taste is mostly malt with a tiny bit of hops in the finish. If I had to guess I would have probably said this was a one-dimensional pilsner rather than a Golden Ale. The mouthfeel is fairly watery with a small amount of carbonation. This isn't a tough beer to drink, but I couldn't see myself wanting more than one at a time if something else was at hand.

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Photo of kb2250
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of NYSPHophead
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of ColoradoBobs
2.99/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, a pretty average beer all around. Light and hoppy and relatively one-dimensional. The previous reviewer said this was best consumed as a thirst-quencher with spicy food, so I am having a couple of spicy quesadillas while I drink this. He was right.

A Kölsch is supposed to be as follows: "Light to medium in body with a very pale color, hop bitterness is medium to slightly assertive. A somewhat vinous (grape-y from malts) and dry flavor make up the rest."

Well, it's all that, except for the vinous, grape-y character. It's pretty and it's srinkablePretty pedestrian.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.42/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an over-sized Sacred Heart High School glass mug.

A: Poured a bright, lagery golden yellow with a small head that reduced to a sparse, watery lace rather quickly.

S: Smells bittersweet and watery. Sort of like a macro, but with a bit more sweetness from the malt, and even a little hop bitterness in the distance.

T: Tastes like a watered down, slightly smoky Molson Golden. Kolsch isn't my favorite style, but this was easy enough to get down, but not that easy to enjoy.

M: Thin, to say the least. The sweetness is a little sticky, but not enough to warrant a boost for character.

D: Because of the relatively low ABV and none-too-offensive flavor, I'm sure someone out there could take this down with relative ease, just not me.

I'm not the biggest Kolsch fan, and just because this was a Flying Dog, I can't warrant it a great score. However, if it were summer, and I just mowed two lawns, and wanted a refresher that would make me burp and writhe every two seconds, I'd reach for a Tire Bite.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured out as a clear looking pale yellow color with a white head on top. The head fades leaving nothing much behind. The smell of the beer is of light grainy malts. The taste of the beer is very light also. The mouthfeel was again light also, it's got a decent carbonation to it which helps the feel of this a little bit. Overall it's a pretty standard brew, there isn't too much that really excites me here.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of tgbljb
3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What a wide variation in the different aspects odf the beer.Poured a crystal clear amber color. Smell is missing (I just can't smell anything). Initially there is no taste either. After several sips a crispness seems to come through. Finish is refreshing with notes of dryness. A difficult beer to describe. It just seems to be missing something.

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Photo of hustlesworth
2.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- slightly darkened clear golden, almost like a budweiser, with a fizzy white head and a lot of sporadic rising bubbles. head retention is ok and there's no lace in sight.

S- buttery cereal aroma and wheat, diacetyl, and a small amount of noble hop crispness that is grassy and lemony, a bit herbal, raw, and pale malty.

T- different than other kolschs i've had, taste is mostly comprised of pale cereal grains, toasted wheat, and a mild herbal noble hop bitterness, alot like a cheap german pilsener. some lemony flavors come out as it warms up, but anything above ice cold seriously hurts this beer.

MF- oddly viscous, another reason to keep it as cold as possible. finished slightly dry with medium carbonation and a strange filmy feeling that is mildly astringent.

D- better than some of the other stuff, i personally would save this one for outdoor activities, drink it from the bottle when the glass isn't appropriate, and most importantly, keep it as cold as possible because it becomes less palatable as the mercury rises.

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Photo of AgentMunky
2.69/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Ugh. Thin, sickly yellow with minimal head. No lacing.

S: Citrus, grain, and light herbs. Not bad at all!

T: Light, smooth, and grainy. Unlike most Flying Dog beers, the wateriness of Tire Bite actually works in its favour. It is a light flavour with heavyhanded grain and the mildest citrus notes. Almost like an upscale version of the most popular American light lagers.

M: Carbonation is pleasant, but there is a harshness that fades without providing much aftertaste.

D: I could definitely see this beer serving as fodder for beer pong or similar games. Goes down easy, but not much for flavour or aftertaste or much else, really. Serve this to your undiscerning guests and they'll think it's quite nice; connoisseurs stay away.

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Photo of Irish7r
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of jlh8643
3.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Pils glass. A very thin egg shell, white head that fades as fast as it appeared. Very pale, straw yellow body with a few bubbles rising to the top. It leaves a few spots of lace going down. Has a grainy nose with some floral hop in the background. On the initial drink the hops taste a bit more balanced with the grainy sweet malt. Finished fairly dry with some hop at the end. An easy drinker but nothing earth shaking or faults either.

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Auror
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Beerfoot20
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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Tire Bite Golden Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3 out of 5 with 997 ratings