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Flying Dog Lucky SOB Irish Red

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Lucky SOB is an Irish Red for those whose lives always fall into place…and also for the rest of us who curse those blessed bastards. Brewed with real four-leaf clovers, it is perfectly poised to bring the “Luck of the Irish” to those who drink it. With a rich amber color, its toasted and honey malt flavors are balanced with a subtle hop bite. Not to mention that its clean and refreshing finish is the perfect accompaniment to chants of “Erin Go Braugh.”

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper, nose is burnt malty toffee, taste is dry, burnt toffee, sweet, herbal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Rated on 4-23-2013 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized very fizzy beige head that mostly diminishes, transparent amber body, no visible carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is toasted caramel malt and spicy. The flavor is sweet, toasted caramel malt, spicy, and a suggestion of hops. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall a quaffable session beer with a decent flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear golden color with some trails of carbonation rising to the head. The aforementioned head is about two fingers high, off-white in shade, and rather frothy-looking. There’s a bit of inconsistency to the texture that seemingly suggests it has (at least) a mild hop bite. Lacing down the glass is rather splotchy. S: Hrmmm, at first this smells a bit chocolaty, but once it opens up a little, it becomes very earthy. VERY earthy. Not just from the hops, but from the malts as well. Subtle touches of herbaceous and caramel notes add to the experience some. In its own way, it’s quite pleasant, albeit slightly mild. T: A subtle wave of earthen hop bitterness hits the palate immediately. By no means is this a brutal hop bomb, but it helps give this beer a decent sweet/bitter balance. Problem is, there isn’t much else to this apart from earthiness. That, and the malt notes seem a bit...funky. Not the good funk, either. For the record, I’m not picking up clovers in the taste. M: In spite of its fullish body, it seems well-attenuated (translation: dry) enough for me to drink this easily. The carbonation stops just short of being sharp, and that too makes it chuggable. O: Eh, it’s pretty damn uneventful. This beer reminds me that while Flying Dog makes some great stuff on occasion (The Truth), they’ve also got a few stinkers in the line-up (hi there, K-9). Natch, this is closer to the latter. Or maybe I just don’t like this style that much - I mean, there’s little to differentiate this from *shudder* an ESB to me. This one isn’t going to be repeat purchase.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (137) - - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours chestnut colour. Malty aroma, and sweet taste. Little watery. Nice, but not my favourite from Flying Dog

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear Amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee and a touch of fruits. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1543) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from the Lancaster Wine Store. Pours ruby with cream head. Not very exciting for a Flying Dog really. Quite fruity with caramel notes. OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle, Ship in a Bottle, West Kirby. Poured a reddish amber colour with a middling foamy white head. Very muted aroma, vague fruits and cardboard. Flavour was sweet malty with notes of grain and metal. On the thin side. Disappointing. The great Steadman artwork is worthy of a far better beer than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1609) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
Overall: Caramel, vanilla, bread. Smooth, sticky and a thin body.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at Prime Burger. Reviewed 2014-11-02.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (224) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
From bottle pours an amber brown colour with fairly sizable tan head. Smell is sweet caramel malt with some red berries. Not much in the way of spice. Taste initially medium to high sweet which is luckily balanced with mild bitterness to stop it getting too cloying. Nice texture, not too thin. Overall this is above average but nothing to get too excited about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours red brown with off white head. Very malty for it’s style, kills everything else. Prefer my reds to be spicier. Ok though.

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