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Flying Dog Wild Dog Secret Stash Harvest Ale 2011

Formerly brewed at Flying Dog Brewery
Style: Saison
Frederick, Maryland USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Whether itís a diet-breaking bag of cookies, dinner rolls in an 80 year oldís purse, money in the mattress, or Willie Nelsonís back pocket, everyone has a secret stash. For us, itís the locally-sourced ingredients weíre using in our Secret Stash Harvest Ale. A celebration of Marylandís agricultural roots, each years batch will be a little different. And weíve found the perfect person to share our stash with.

2011 - This year, weíre using fresh Cascade and Chinook hops balanced with soft red wheat, sweet corn, potatoes, and honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Draft. Medium white head, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some spicy, light corn. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, some grapefruit/orange. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (792) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Noise is clean and crisp very much like a white wine.Hops stand out but even the taste will remind you of white wine.This is a one of a kind beer that I canít say I have ever had before hope to find more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Beer Pours a light golden color with a little crisp white head. Aroma to me is sour yeast almost like a belgium type beer. The taste is also like a belgium style bread taste. Overall i like this beer something a little diffirent nice style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Bland dark gold pour with a small head. Nose and flavor both hold some citrus and floral hop presence, corn, honey, and a bready profile. Really sort of bland in every way; I like the effort to go local/organic but the beer is mediocre, particularly for one of my favorite styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Appearance: Pours a bright yellow gols with a retaining thin white cap.

Aroma: Belgian like yeast. Honey.

Taste: Spicy metallic yeast. Fruity esters. Euro hop bitterness. Banana in the finish.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, thin body.

Overall: I didnít enjoy this beer. It was a one off experiment using local ingredients, itís not cost prohibitive, so you should still give it a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (21631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Draft at Churchkey courtesy of Nehem, thank you sir! Pale hazy yellow color, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is medicinal citrus. Taste is rather plain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
turbosol16 (1) - - OCT 4, 2011 does not count
Poured into a Sam Adams glasses. It has a good earthy aroma, nice golden appearance, same taste characteristics of their other pale ale. Nothing special but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a pale yellow color with a large styrofoam like white head. The nose is slightly floral and fruity with a touch of peach and apple. The flavor leans to the fruity and very bitter side. A little apple, pear, peach, honey, and pine with a strong, lasting bitterness. Light in body with an above average amount of carbonation and a bone dry bitter finish. This one just didnít mesh for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5452) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Whole Foods, P st, DC sixer ($11): Pours a golden color with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is pretty heavily slanted towards the spicy Belgian yeast (which according to another rater is Saison Dupont yeast). However, there is a citrusy hop component. Taste is sort of an onslaught from the Belgian yeast and the hops. This is not a really hoppy beer, and it seems to me that the hops actually become more prevalent in the aftertaste than initially. There is plenty of sweetness, plenty of dryness, and weird balance struck amongst the array of flavors. All in all, I donít really think that this is that crazy of a beer, or one that deviates too far from the accepted norm of a Belgian Ale or Saison. I thought it was good pleasant drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2813) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Medium sized white head with fair retention and a nice lace. Pale gold color, good clarity. Nose of light malts and corn, slight citrusy, grassy notes. Body is lightlymedium, Carbonation is lightly prickly and its lightly oily on the palate, light acidity. Spicey yeast flavors, bready and grain, faint hoppyness. Finish is dry, little metallic. Similar flavor profile to Raging Bitch. Bottle from statelineliquors.

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