UnderDog Atlantic Lager | Flying Dog Brewery

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UnderDog Atlantic LagerUnderDog Atlantic Lager

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of lochef81
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -3.9%
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 -2.2%
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 +11.5%
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 +6.2%
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 -5.3%
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 +11.8%
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 -7.8%
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 +5.3%
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 +14.6%
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 +6.2%
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 +3.6%
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 +0.3%
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 +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 NiceTaps
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one before from a bottle, it seemed much better from the can. That can, by the way, comes from woodychandler. Thanks, man. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, slightly sweet. Taste is malts, grains, a bit of grassiness, some hops are present, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of mechamifune
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean pale straw color with a nice fluffy white head. Bubbles/carbonation immediately evident. Good looking beer for the style. Looks the part of being clean and crisp.

Smell is lightly toasted grains and a bit of noble hop aroma. Overall a bit muted.

Taste is slightly sweet up front followed by a little bit of hoppiness. A little pilsner-like in the finish as it ends on a bit of a dry note. An overall nice enough taste but nothing outstanding.

Nicely carbonated, very crisp, clean and easy to drink. The high point of the beer for me.

Overall this is nothing groudbreaking, but its a nice beer to style. I'm not sure what else i'd really ask for in a craft pale lager. Taste is pretty well balanced and inoffensive and it's easy to drink.

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Photo of Sipchue
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Atlantic Lager looks beautiful on the pour. Clean and straw colored just like a lager should.

When I put my nose to my pilsener glass, I took a few sniffs and came up with minimum results. The flavor was unassuming. It was plain, nothing special, yet easy to drink.

The serving temp was that of an ale, as that's where the fridge is set so I'm thinking, next time I'll chill it hard and treat it like the lawnmower beer it seems to be.

I probably was a little hard with the rating numbers here as this is an okay brew. I won't turn down another, but won't be buying it again either.

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Photo of dgherm
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Overall fairly mediocre in every department. Nice med gold in color. Fair amount of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Weak in smell and taste. Would be good one to have on a hot day after yard work. Cool artwork on can, consistent with the whole Flying Dog Brewery line.

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Photo of CurtFromHershey
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden yellow with a fizzy white head. Surprising retention given the fizzy nature of the initial carbonation. A thin white cap lasted the entirety of my drink.

Smell is... citrusy? Well that took my by surprise. Biscuity malts are there, but the hops are prominent.

Taste is more of bitter hops and bready malts, and less of the citrusy aspects of the hops. There initially seemed to be something off, but it must have been something I ate beforehand as this beer definitely grew on me.

Mouthfeel is very watery, the low point of the beer.

Overall a really solid beer. A great addition to the summer lawn mower beer lineup.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Great lacing, clear pale gold and bubbly

SMELL: Floral, hop oil, leafy, bready, crackers, clean, faint spiciness, Asian pear

TASTE: Crisp snap, lighter body, hop oil, soft herb, dried grass, walnut skin, moderate bitterness, spicy; grainy, dry finish

Pretty easy to drink, though the finish does become a bit too grainy and bitter without anything to accompany it. We applaud them for brewing something that is yellow and fizzy in a sense, something “craft beer” needs a bit more of, as it should not be forgotten.

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Photo of beergoot
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow body with a lasting, sticky white head. Grass and pine hop aromas; floral. Light malt grain flavor with a prominent hop bitterness throughout. Light bodied, clean and dry, fairly effervescent.

A nice sessionable lager. Looks and aroma are the strong points with flavor good overall if somewhat mundane. The carbonation is a little overdone, too, but hardly a show stopper. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of nofalltoofar
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into imperial pint glass

A: Fluffy white head about an inch thick slowly dissipates over a translucent golden color.

S: Sharp, immediate citrus presence

T: Slight sweetness, a little bitter after a moment and in the aftertaste. Definite citrus presence, medium hop presence. Not much grain presence compared to the two.

M: Perfect carbonation level. Just a little tingle. Not too runny, but very smooth

This is a great summer beer. Pour a couple out by the pool and watch clouds go by. Refreshing, enjoyable, and an abv level that won't have you too full if you bring it to a barbecue. It's a great enjoyable beer and it will do you right.

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Photo of Brad007
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm glad to see Flying Dog products back on the shelves around here. They're now available in cans too!

Pours a bright gold with a huge frothy head into my glass. Ample carbonation. Must be fresh as it wasn't in the cooler last week.

Crisp, sweet and much like fresh baked bread. No surprises there!

A smorgasboard of flavors pelt the tongue. I pick up a lot of baked bread and the crispness is a marvel to behold.

Leaves a strong baked bread impression at the back of the throat. I think the carbonation could be dialed back a bit. Though it's taboo on here, I do get a nice hop belch after a gulp.

I could see myself buying it more often if the price was lower and/or it was available in 12 packs. It would make an excellent hot day/lawnmower beer.

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Photo of Arborescence
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very bubbly, yellow/golden, clear. Pours a minimal head.

Aroma: Refreshing hops, grass, hint of caramel malt.

Taste: Surprisingly malty, with some honey-like sweetness and a hoppy finish with a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Plain, mostly bubbles. Medium body, moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Decent lager, but nothing outstanding.

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UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 592 ratings.
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