UnderDog Atlantic Lager | Flying Dog Brewery

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81
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593 Ratings
UnderDog Atlantic LagerUnderDog Atlantic Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
593
Reviews:
143
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.17%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
56
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 593 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head on a hazy bright golden body with nice lacing.

S: musty grains, fresh pale malts, earthy notes and a hint of sulfur.

T: a lot of standard pale malt and grains which arent too sour, actually have a nice sweet note in the finish with a hint of almost noble hop bitterness.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: fairly standard for the style. Nothing offensive here but not great.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a 1 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some herbal and grassy aromas. Taste is of malt, grain, and some herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing all that exciting in my opinion.

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
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 kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Knapp85
2.87/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This poured out as a clear looking yellow color with a white head on top. The retention is decent and but leaves no lacing. The smell of the beer is grainy, its got a touch of grass in there too. The taste of the beer is earthy, subtle sweetness and more grassy hops. The mouthfeel is light bodied, easy drinking very sessionable with a decent carbonation. Overall this beer is pretty good for what it is. Nothing too special but if you like the style it's a good choice.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin, dense white head that has excellent retention properties, consistently covering the surface and leaving a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of grassy hops and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a nice mix of flavors from the hops and malts as well as a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly clean and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a great tasting and easy to drink beer for the style. I wouldn’t mind trying it at a summer picnic or as a lawnmower beer, especially since it is also available in cans.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly conservative for the usually brash Flying Dog brewery and marketing team, this non-descript lager carries a moderate and clean balance without offense. So, why has it taken so long to use the name "UnderDog" in one of their brands?

As most well-made lagers do, UnderDog pours with a bright light golden color with brilliant clarity. the cottony white head floats atop the beer with fine persistence and lace.

A consistent aroma and flavor profile starts with a clean and crisp malt flavor of wafer crackers, lightly kilned barley, and fresh bread or bread dough. Followed with a mildly floral, light herbal and grassy hop flavor at mid palate, the finish brings a crisp and earthy bitterness to match the low-lying intensity of malt sweetness and providing a refreshing bite to close the beer.

Medium bodied as that normally reserved for bohemian Czech pilsners with a hearty malt taste and feel, the beer evades the normally empty mid palate that you expect to find in the usual pale lager. A slight slickness of butterscotch and a mildly soapy taste accompany the rich middle portion of taste before the minty-fresh finish kicks in.

UnderDog certainly doesn't boast the hop character than shines in most Flying Dog brands, but it is a nice and refreshing beer that doesn't command attention, force thought, or provoke exploration. As the brewery would likely have it, "Drink the beer and shut up!"

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Photo of emerge077
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle with an unintelligible string of numbers printed on the bottom of the label.
Clear pale straw gold with some slow rising carb trails, spotty lacing, rapid champagne streams.

Soft floral aroma, honey, crackers.

Cris flavors of honeyed crackery pilsner malt and lightly grassy noble hops. Clean and easygoing with a moderate carbonic bite to it. Finishes pretty dry and clean, very light residual malt sweetness. Not a bad lager at all, a little more hop presence than its European counterparts.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flying Dog "UnderDog Atlantic Lager"
12 oz. bottle
No apparent freshness dating on the bottle but the case is marked "7 2 13"

Appearance: A clear golden body rests lazily beneath a short head of white foam, steadily releasing small bubbles that dart upwards, eventually reaching the surface and helping to maintain the finger-thick cap. As is characteristic of th drops but then maintains a solid surface covering and thicker ring along the edge of the glass. The lacing left behind is better than average for the style.

Aroma: The bright, clean aroma offers a combination of malt and hops that's lightly grainy, grassy, surprisingly spicy, and softly floral. It's not overdone, and it's pleasant and welcoming.

Taste: Not surprisingly, the flavor mirrors the aroma. The spiciness is quite unique. There's just enough that you are well aware of it without it going overboard; and it helps to balance it alongside the median bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body. Crisp with a median carbonation.

Overall: A clean, balanced, and crisp lager with unique character. Although it doesn't quite have the strength at just 4.7%, and the malt isn't exactly "pilsner" in character, I think I would compare it mainly to a Dortmunder-export style lager. Enjoyable and refreshing; and well-brewed. I've noticed an improvement at Flying Dog as of late, and this is no exception.

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Photo of chinchill
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured clear amber with plenty of visible carbonation bubbles, covered by o small but durable white head.
The aroma is pleasant, with surprising floral and fruity aspects. The malt is evident in tasting, where a sweet, caramel malt arrives before the beer becomes increasingly bitter, with earthy and spicy hops kicking in early on. The finish is good, but the aftertaste has too much bitter grapefruit rind for this style.

M: medium-light body with medium+ carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
O: In the acceptable/average range for this style.

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Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a big creamy 1.5 finger head that fades fairly slowly, with sticky lacing, over fairly clear tan colored beer.

NOse has some nice lager aromas, hints of light fruit and crispness, a soft toasty malt, light toasty almost pilsner like, hint of floral grassy hops.

Taste comes on stronger than I expected, quite a bit of malt comes in with light toastiness, almost acid malt like taste, little pilsner malt like. Then hops, starting slow at first with mild bitterness and some floral light fruity and grassy hints, and moves more aggressive to a fairly bitter starting to get a little spicy even. Hint of lager fruit underneath all that. Finish is fairly dry with more hops lingering, hint of malty flavor.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, fluffy with good carb.

Overall OK but not great, hops get a little overbearing, malts are nice at first but turn a bit less tasty after a few seconds, not bad, just not great.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner a clear light golden with a large fluffy crown that settled ever so slowly leaving multiple broken chunks of lace behind.Mild toasted grain,iron,and lightly sweet caramel malts in the nose,it's not a clean nose wich to me is a good thing.Toasted bready malt with some herbal hop notes on the palate,again mild caramle and iron finish out the flavor profile.This is a damn nice lager here,Iam gonna be drinking this on Monday while out grilling.

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Photo of nickfl
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves good lacing on the glass.

S - A somewhat sulphury aroma with grainy malt and herbal hop notes.

T - Dry, grainy malt up front with some herbal hop notes. Some corny sweetness in the middle and a finish of dry, husky grain, harsh bitterness, and a touch of sourness.

M - Medium body, somewhat low carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Kind of bland and one dimensional. When you add in the flaws of sulphur in the nose and harsh bitterness it is not something I would drink again.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
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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UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 593 ratings.
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