Sour Cherry Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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44 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cps98 on 05-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14.86%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.68/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Flying Dog Sour Cherry
Had on tap at the blind tiger
A: No head, red rose color.
S: Artificial cherries
T: Watery and some cherry taste. Not amazing more like cherry cough syrup but not as syrupy.
M: There’s a lot of syrup and cherry not all that much hops or natural flavor.
O: not great, very contrived … 2.5 or 3 ish

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.11/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pour is hazed light ruby red grapefruit with thin white ring. Nose is faint, light cherry and a hint dusty. Taste is much of the same, cherry and light sawdust note with hig carb and light but present sourness. A touch syrupy for a Berliner and lacks depth of flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip glass at Bad Apple.

A draft-only cherry B-Weiss landing at one of my Chi-Town haunts? Right on. This stuff pours a clear rose topped by a half-finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose is a a study in black cherry, mostly sweet but with a twinge of almost tannic-like tartness in the background. The taste follows pretty closely, though things are just beginning to appear artificial, medicinal. Luckily, it stops there, but it's enough to notice. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat sticky finish. Overall, an okay beer, but there's hardly any tartness or even any wheat character whatsoever, making me wonder how anyone could mistake this for a good Berliner. I'd have another, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

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3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the brewpub in Frederick, MD.

The beer appears a light shade of ruby red with a small, pink head. The nose brings a mild lactic presence along with, you guessed it folks, sour cherries. Lightly tart, with a nice showing from the cherries. A creamy mouthfeel and mildly acetic in the finish. A touch of funk in there as well. A bit unrefined, but this beer has potential. I found this to be rather bland, though not bad a first attempt in this genre. Cheers to Flying Dog for branching out.

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3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Flying Dogs first attempt at a sour. On tap at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick MD.

A - Grapefruit juice red/pink. Looks like a cherry based sour.

S - Cherry forward with a wheaty sour background. Smells delicious but rather straightforward.

T - A cherry sour. In the most bland and possible way to describe it. Pretty tasty for my palate, but nothing extraordinary imo.

M - The highlight of the brew. A sour indeed. Rather crisp and refreshing. Hoes down easier than most sours. Almost scary. I can drink this like a pale ale. Not a sipper in my opinion. Nice change of pace.

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3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Sour Cherry Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.5 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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