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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.”


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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (697) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Always down for the latest local brewery offering. 12oz bottle into pint glass, reddish-amber color with thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of heavy caramel/toffee noted malts and that’s it. Taste is much the same, somewhat bready with very minimal of hop taste. Medium palate, low carbonation and clean finish. No aftertaste. Not complex (per the style) and straight forward.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
Clear amber body, medium to thin off-white head, soapy lacing. Pretty much all caramel and fresh morning toast. Just a trace of floral hop notes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation with a gentle sweetness. Minimal bitterness. Smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JOHNCONOR (23) - USA - MAR 18, 2014
I’ve wanted to try this brew ever since I saw it arrive some four or five weeks ago. We got about five cases of the stuff and we are sitting on about those same five cases…minus the six pack I lawfully purchased. I have no idea why it’s not moving. I chalk it up to poor product placement. Hell, it’s in the Bermuda triangle of the store, it is where products go to expire. It’s firmly in domestic merlots airspace and lord knows there isn’t much traffic there. Sales wise it is tantamount to a death sentence. Well, it was St. Patrick’s Day so I figured what the hell. I would do it a favor. The SOB pours a rich amber/chestnut. Nice foamy head that gives out in no time. I find it damned near impossible to pick up any aroma at all. If I got my nose any closer I could drown. Nice standard red ale. Decent taste but pretty middle of the road. It comes down to the fact that as a Flying Dog product my expectations were very high and it didn’t live up to them. Not a bad beer though, it’s a victim of its own reputation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
This one poured a red color with a white head. Aroma was of metal and toast. Flavor similar, standard red.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2662) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Caramel, toast, nuts on nose. Flavor is the same. The finishi s astringent, spicy hops. The appearance is clear, deep red. Medium in body. Not sweet enough, oddly spicy. Not great, not gross.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyWolfFloyd (614) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Aroma - there is toast, honey, some spicy hops Appearance - body color is a reddish amber; the liquid is clear with some tiny bits of nucleation; the head is white and about 3/4", the head settles into a sliver of foam Taste - is confusing. There is some small qualities of caramel and some spiced hop Palate - body is thin; texture is thin, but some suave qualities almost velvety. The carbonation is fizzy; the finish short and somewhat spicy hop. Pretty ordinary as far as Flying Dog goes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyScallywag (31) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Hard to describe this one. It has a pretty bitter bite to it with a sour kind of finish. I don't know that I'd get this one again although I could see it being a traditional St Patricks day toasting beer since it's actually brewed with four leaf clovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1783) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Balanced, malty but not overly sweet. Some earthiness and caramel, just a bit of bitter hops come in through the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gendv138 (336) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 5/23/13. Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a nice dark amber/red color with 2 and a half fingers of off-white head. Head fades quickly leaving nice lacing. Aromas of herbs, spices, caramel, scotch. Tasting notes of bitter hops, slight nuttiness, herbs, spices. Medium body with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11888) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Clear deep amber color, small beige head. Caramel and rye in he nose. Medium-bodied. Lagerish, some berries, caramel not much bitterness. Clean beer to drink with food.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
355 ml bottle. Copper color with off white head. Aroma of metal, caramel, malt and flowers. Taste is similar, low bitterness and lingering metallic finish


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