UnderDog Atlantic Lager
Flying Dog Brewery

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American Lager
Ranked #351
Ranked #45,349
3.49 | pDev: 13.18%
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
UnderDog Atlantic LagerUnderDog Atlantic Lager
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Photo of seedyone
3/5  rDev -14%

02/06/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Pretty standard lager flavor but definitely more substantial body-wise. I look to lagers for a clean crispness that this lacks. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but kind of like a lager on steroids.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 7/12/2013. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours lightly hazy deep golden color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, slight pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors with only some light yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a nice pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Cain_Walter
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Drawn to this by the bottle art and the constant hunt for beers to counter balance my friends' love affairs with IPAs

Pours pale yellow with very little head, slight hops in the finish to counter the malt but not enough to blow the back of your head off. Overall a nice beer to have on stock but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3/5  rDev -14%

P- Thanks to keith for this one.

A- dull yellow color that is clear and has a one finger head with nice lacing.

S- malt smell but nothing else

F- malt lager and that's it.

M- refreshing and crisp but not much there

O- ehh..its a nice fail safe beer meaning if its between this and a BMC brand I would choose this.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: bright pale yellow with a thin bubbly head

S: grain and some sweetness.

T: refreshing lager malt, grain, sweetness, potatoey notes. Not bad, but not fully flavorful.

M: refreshing carbonation. Mouth is light and airy.

O: not bad.. it's a refreshing beer and one to relax on, which was what I was looking for.

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Photo of JimKal
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A:Poured into a Shaker pint glass. It pretty much looked like what it purported to be - a plea lager. Yellow with a touch of amber. There was a minimal head that dissipated quickly. There was a lot less carbonation than I am used to seeing.

S: Light malt.

T: More taste than an AAL but this one won't lure me away from SA Boston Lager.Yes, a different style but I much prefer the, to me, bigger taste of SABL.

M: Pretty light due to the low level of carbonation.

O: I'm glad I tried it as part of a mix six but this is one I won't be getting again.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an almost clear gold with a nice head. Lacing and retention are good. Light nose of floral, but not quite sweet, hops over biscuit. Light medium body with slightly smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence on the finish. Laid back flavor profile of floral hops over a light bitterness. On the finish, a bit of sweet biscuit is noted. A very good lager.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with mild flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in. The hops presence is also mild but brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.53/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours clear light golden with a medium pillowy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready caramel malts and noble hops and a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet bready toffee malts with a medium spicy noble hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some spritzy carbonation and a little watery.

Overall, a decent fairly well balanced lager - still a little sweet for me.

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Photo of FLima
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a thin head with low retention
Nice sweet aroma of biscuit pale malt, honey, fresh orange, green apples and herbal hops.
Refreshing flavor of herbal and orange citric hops, some peppery yeast and a hint of pine and pears.
Light to medium body with appropriate crisp carbonation with tiny bubbles.
Very pleasant lager with a super refreshing citrus zesty. Perfect for what is made for.

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Photo of lochef81
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This offering pours a hazy golden color with a substantial head and very little lacing. The nose is malty and simple yet very appealing. It is sweet with a slight alcohol bite. The mouth is light and smooth. The flavor is sweet and very simple. No complexity here, just an easy drinking American lager. Nothing I'd seek out but not something I'd turn down.

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Photo of Diggitydustin
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A really decent beer from Flying Dog Brewery

Appearance: a golden color, sorta like apple juice. Not a lot of head of lacing

Smell: pretty average beer smell. Nothing extraordinary

Taste: I enjoyed the taste of this. A very well done lager. Very drinkable and easy to down.

Mouthfeel: once again, very drinkable. Nothing kicking your taste buds in the balls, or making your throat feel weird. Goes down smooth

Overall: not a bad beer at all. I recommend it. It's definitely worth trying if you haven't. I bought the 12 pack shock and awe variety sampler from FDB, and this beer was a really good choice to put in it. Worth checking out for sure.

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Photo of bgillespie
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A clear light golden yellow, like apple juice. Small lacing.

Smell: Lemon and fruity aroma. Maybe some hops. Not very strong.

Taste: Citrus, grain, floral. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, drinkable.

Overall: Pretty light, easy to drink. Not a bad beer overall and I would get it again. Easily drinkable.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains well before dropping to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full blanket of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Has an odd aroma of sour apple but not in a nice, fruity way but a spoiled way. Slight tinge of alcohol.

T- Flavor is decent enough with a good helping of Bready malt and trace amounts of hops. Good balance though with no off flavors and high drinkability due to the low ABV.

M- Crisp, light and smooth. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Though the smell is a bit off-putting, the rest of the beer is exactly how a lager should be: refined, clean and tasty.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up the shock and awe twelve pack for convenience sake and enjoyed this 12 oz from an IPA glass chilled.

The color is dark golden with great clarity and thick 2 finger cap of off white with fine bead. The carbonation is visible in the liquid and ringlets of lace stick to the glass. The smell has that familiar lemony noble hop scent which also brings a little tea-like herbal scent and mild malt in the nose with light yeast ester. The feel is good with a moderate carbonation level and mild sweetness, with more bitterness than some pilsners and mostly dry finish with very light alcohol and lighter body.

The taste has a very nice hop level with some gentle green fresh noble type hop flavor -a good citrus zest aspect. The bitterness level is gentle enough that the taste brings out a mild malt element. The taste is pretty full for a lager of this style...I expected interesting things, but overall it is something I could see myself drinking...not quite an India pale lager but assertive enough to fit the Pilsner category perhaps - drinkable and flavorful.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pils glass
A: Light orange color, a one-finger head with good retention and lots of carbonation
S: Light, bready, malty, hints of florals/citrus/hops
T: Very light. Bready/malty with light florals & just a hint of hops, but just not a lot of complexity
M: Crisp, good carbonation
O: Overall refreshing. Nice session beer or to relax after mowing the lawn. Just could use a bit more complexity, especially on the palate

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Photo of JMad
3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours a clear golden yellow color with a thick solid off white head that clung too the glass on the way down.

The smell is sweet with bready malt, a hint of butter and some fruity hop aroma in the background.

At first, when I took a sip I noticed a hint of citrus flavor, like a madarin orange. Followed up by some light malt and a crisp lager finish.

Light bodied with lots of carbonation and a refreshing finish.

This could be a really good session beer, good taste and light so I could put a hurtin on a case of these.

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Photo of Huffs
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a good white head with descent retention and some lacing. Aroma had hints of hay and hop, very mild. Appearance was a golden straw with a slight cloudy look. Tasted hints of grain and some grass with an earthy back. Mouthfeel was light with a crisp, clean aftertaste.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Crystal clear pale yellow color is not particularly fetching but the foamy head was a nice topper.

What's that? Piney hops on the nose? I'm quite surprised with floral piney hop scent on a lager plus I'm catching a little grapefruit and lemon.

As goes the nose so goes the taste as a real piney hop flavor meets the palate. There is some citrusy flavor with bitter grapefruit and sour lemon that melds well with the ever present floral hop flavor.

Very full, for a lager, it's extremely satisfying.

A lager will never get huge scores on a BA ranking board but when I want a tasty and satisfying beer this is my new favorite.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.09/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass.

One of the better American style lagers out there. A complexity that is not exhibited in lagers with adjuncts. A nice beer to interject between heavy beers – a palate cleaner. It’s hard to rate these APLs high since they are not my favorite style, but this one is rated high and I will drink it again.

A – Pours a clear light straw/yellow color, well carbonated, two-finger off-white rocky head that quickly dissipates. No lacing to speak of.

S – Crackers, faint lemon, slight baked bread, maybe some green apple.

T – Mild herbal bitterness, pale maltiness, crackers.

MF – Medium light bodied, crisp (due to carbonation), dry finish.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a bright golden color. Chill hazed. Rocky white head settles after a short time. Plenty of web-like, sticky lacing.

S: Soft grassy and floral hop aroma with hints of light fruits. Biscuity and toasty malt base, slightly coarse and a touch wheaty too.

T: Oily hops, very floral. Green grass. Vague fruitiness from the hops as well. Toasted biscuit, coarse wheat. Dry and clean overall. Rye takes hold on the back end. Dry, spicy rye finish with oily, grassy, and modestly bitter hops riding along with it.

M: Lightish medium body. Creamy and full with a bit of that frothy wheat feel. Airy, but with a sense of substance too. Scrubbing carbonation. Very good.

O: Plenty of flavor packed into small, drinkable lager. I like the use of rye and wheat here, it really gives the body a full, multi-dimensional feel. This beer was somewhat of a surprise to me, as it's much more fleshed out and well-rounded than the average American-made 'sessionable' lager.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear lemon yellow with a snow white creamy head that pushes above the glass and is supported by a violent swirling of carbonation.

S- The slightly sulfury Noble hops aroma is dry with a slight woody character to it.

T- The green dry pithy hops has a slight green sulfur mellow hint to the dry finish with more green pith flavor lingering after each sip.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The light crisp pithy flavor gets a bit bitey and not very drinkable without other flavors to cut into that bitterness.

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Photo of DeFaz
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To me, a lager is all about balance. While I'm not sure this delivers on that fully, it's certainly not a bad brew. The hops are out in full force, especially for a lager, with pine, citrus, grain, and general dryness on the nose and mouth. Malt is minimal here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, I can't say I'm impressed, as the hops make this a bit too dry and don't give it enough complexity. However, this is an enjoyable beer, a lager that tastes like a beer rather than an adjunct-filled macro brew. Give me a wider malt flavor and I'd be a happy man.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a much better than average American lager, more hoppy than most, but this is still no humulus, nothing is though. clear brassy color on this one, with an inch or so of fizzy white head. its got aromas of citric hops, which surprises and excites me all at once. the grain bill is light here, pale and crystal only, no caramel gimmicks here. very straightforward as far as taste goes, cereal grains up front, crisp fruity hop complex on the back end, a really nice finish on this one. citra hops maybe? definitely some higher alpha C stuff going on. nice carbonation too, very lively, aids drinkability. light on alcohol too, which makes this a heck of a summer session beer. one of flying dogs better offerings I reckon. cleans the palate well too, nice after pizza and wings and the like.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- Light gold color, 1-finger white head. Good lacing. Bubblicious.

S- Floral at first, then malts and grains. The aromas are kinda faint.

T- Light malts and grains, some floral hopiness. Slightly spicy.

M-Clean and crisp with abundant carbonation. Very smooth. Pungent finish.

O- Long live the craft lager.

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