Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager

 
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RATINGS: 1338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Ideal for the Lager drinker who prefers amber beers, the "Scratch" is a smooth, malt-accentuated lager. Brewed in the "Steam-Style" tradition, scratch is a so-called hybrid beer that is fermented at medium temperatures to develop some ale and lager characteristics.
Ingredients: Water; Malted barley; Malted wheat; Hops.

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2.5
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Nice amber hue ... little carbonation. Bitter, but not a bad taste overall. Decent, but nothing special.

2.6
EKGoldings (664) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Bottle. Pours amber with light aroma of hops. Nothing earthshaking here, moderate hop and malt tastes but the balance is nice and it is an enjoyable drink.

2.8
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
The Rathskeller Wine & Beer Fest:When poured into my glass, this beer had a small sized tan head that contained fine sized bubbles that fully dissipated.The body was clear with no carbonation.The hue was amber and the nose was lightly hoppy and malty and fruity.The flavor was bitter with a lingering aftertaste.The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth and light-medium bodied.This beer tasted more like a Pale Ale in my opinion.

3.7
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
I had this at Howards pub on Ocracoke Island off the Outer Banks. They have over 200 beers because liquor is illegal on that island. Anyway I was impressed with the beer. It's soft with sweet fruit and spice flavors actually pretty complex. Although good, not as good as the Conch Fritters.

3.5
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Decent Ale. Moderately malty nose with some light hopps. complex in character, with a noticable malty sweatness with a blend of hoppy bitterness. Hints of brown sugar, fruit. Worth a retry.

3
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 3, 2003
nice caramel, copper flavor. Good taste but a different finish than I'm used to. It's too sweet.

3.3
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Orange-amber color. Nice head and decent carbonation. Visible particulates present. Aroma of caramel malts, clove spice, and vanilla. Initial flavor is somewhat stale and cardboard tasting, a consistent problem with the same variety pack from this brewer. However, the distributor indicated that the pack was delivered the day that I bought it. Go figure. Otherwise, flavor includes warm malt sweetness and a nice balance of moderate bitterness. Has the qualities of an English bitter. Very smooth palate.

2.8
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2003
no better way to describe its color than by its name..amber. no head to speak of, aroma is pretty malty...caramel and bread, but with a little citrusy hoppiness lingering in the background. hops are the first thing i notice in the flavor which moves into this caramel thing. there are quite a few things going on in this beer, which is interesting, but not much stands out..is it a lager? is it an ale? who is john galt?

3.3
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Nice bark ruby brown color. Aroma of malt, mild hops, and I get roasted peanuts in there too(?). I guess a comparison to Anchor is inevitable given the style, and on that I'll say that this lacks some of the bite of Anchor but has a sweeter smoother finish. Not bad, I'll try it again.

2.6
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Amber to brown color with a bubbly dark cream colored head. A simple sugar aroma coupled with a light floral hops. Light fruit (pear) and sugary malt flavors. A mildly fizzy feel. I notice a mild kraut aroma as it warms. Another amber that does nothing for me.


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