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Flying Dog Wild Dog Secret Stash Harvest Ale 2012

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Formerly brewed at Flying Dog Brewery
Style: Wheat Ale
Frederick, Maryland USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Whether it’s a diet-breaking bag of cookies, dinner rolls in an 80 year old’s purse, money in the mattress, or Willie Nelson’s back pocket, everyone has a secret stash. For us, it’s the locally-sourced ingredients we’re using in our Secret Stash Harvest Ale. A celebration of Maryland’s agricultural roots, each years batch will be a little different. And we’ve found the perfect person to share our stash with.

2012 - American Wheat ale made with 30% wheat malt and 10% rye malt, hopped with Chinook and Cascade from Frederick County.


thewolf's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10784) - Kolding, - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. [thanks BeerandBlues2]
Pours clear golden with a small, fizzy, frothy, white head. Aroma is sweet, doughy, light biscuit, some mild rye. Good citrus and light piney hoppiness. Medium carbonation, fine creaminess and very dry. Flavour has good maltiness, clear wheat, light sweetness. Quite heavy bitterness that almost feels metallic in the finish. Fresh.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1611) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
From a bottle. Tastes like malt, grain, grapefruit. Smells like cereal, biscuits, oatmeal. Cloudy, pale golden color. Light body and low/medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear gold with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and toast malts, straw, lemongrass, light spice, pears, and light floral hops. Flavor is dry, bready malts, grassy hops, light bitter fruit, and herbs; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9095) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy dry wheat with earthy, lemon, and spicy hops and faint fruity eaters. Flavor is malty with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Overall a pretty good beer with the combination of wheat and hops. I enjoy this style and look forward to it, so I may be a little biased to the positive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a thin, fast-dying white head. Aroma of pale malt, icing sugar, wheat, yeast, fresh apples and a bit of noticeable hops. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive yeast and white pepper note at first with a little wheat, some alcohol and a good dose of hops at the tail end. Aftertaste shows a good complex finish with some dry grass and herbal notes, a little alcohol flavour and a good amount of wheat and malts with a nice hop balance. Overall, a fairly good wheat ale - representative of a relatively rarer style, but complete with good complexity and a nice fresh flavour - definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 24-October-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 15-December-2012.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
The beer is a very translucent amber color. The pour creates a thin white head and releases a bready aroma with caramel notes. The flavor begins slightly sweet with some grassiness. The crisp grain notes are balanced with citrus hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7946) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of wheat malts and bitter hops. The taste is herbal hops and pale wheat malts. Medium bodied. Fairly simple, but good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1324) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Best by date on the side: 01/24/13. A clear amber pour with a smallish off-white head. The crisp aroma features plenty of sweet cereal grains, mild caramel, a light breadiness, some lemon juice, and touches of zesty citrus rinds here and there. Goes down thin to medium-bodied and fairly crisp. Semi-sweet cereal grains start things off taste-wise. A BIG wheaty middle. Some lemon and zesty rinds at the end. Very grassy. Kinda refreshing, but ultimately quite forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow gold with visible rising bubbles. A top sits a thin cap of white.

Aroma: Very aromatic. Kolsch like yeast, earthy hops and grainy funk.

Taste: Husky grain, honey, mild Euro hop spice, esters.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Creamy active carbonation.

Overall: While this beer is on the mild side, it is full of character and highly drinkable.


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