Flying Dog Wild Dog Secret Stash Harvest Ale 2011

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

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

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pras (602) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Rating from memory. Pour at the brewery. Don’t really remember being overly impressed with this brew. Citrusy hop aroma. Flavor was a little bit sweet but nothing remarkable. Not my favorite from FD.

Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a towering, not-too-tightly-packed white head.. some lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up dusty cloves, grains of paradise, and dank floral and grapefruity hops over honey, wheat, and other generic pale malts. The flavor found similar stuff.. honey, wheat, and other fairly unusual malts topped by bright spices, fresh hops, and prickly carbonation.. similar components to the nose.. tangy and spicy on the long finish, and the fresh hops worked well there. Medium-ish bodied with way too much carbonation on the palate.. decent balance of stuff in here, but it was far from great.

ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazy deep golden color with a finger of frothy foam. Smell is lightly citric and yeasty, with a hint of funk and sweet spice. Taste of floral hops with some clove and that Belgian funk, followed by a dry biscuitiness and some fruity notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Bryan on 3/9/2012.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma is of piney hops, some grapefruit.
Taste: Nice spice, decent bitterness..
Palate:Medium body, light carbonation.

Summary: A solid saison with decent hop presence.

dlovell2 (2381) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Cloudy amber color with white head. Citrus aroma. Light malt flavor with citrus Hop finish. I like the Marlyand local agricultural aspect.

Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 15, 2011
On draft at Flying Dog tap house in Denver during GABF.
Aroma: spicy hops, floral, slight funk
Taste: funk, citrus/floral/lemon hops, tart, grainy
This was a surprise at the tap house. My excitement vanished as soon as I tasted it and found out that this is just a mediocre beer.

ben4321 (6840) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Location: Shared bottle at dbarnold’s, 10/16/11

Aroma: The nose has some yeast, spice, and a little citrus (lemon, grapefruit)
Appearance: This one pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head
Flavor: It has a pretty good flavor, similar to nose, spicy, with some grass and citrus hops
Palate: It is light-medium bodied, with some fairly heavy carbonation, and a touch of dryness on the finish
Overall Impression: I thought this one was pretty solid. I was actually expecting to see the score be a bit higher. I seem to recall a consensus in the room that we all found it to be pretty good.

Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of stone fruits, banana, citrus and floral hops. The taste is herbal and spicy hops, stone fruits and a tart finish. Medium bodied.

BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus, light biscuit malt, barnyard notes, tropical fruits, coriander and black pepper. Flavor is light malt, moderate citrus, light hops and bitterness, spices, farmhouse and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.

dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2011
As I write this the rating is very low, but I’m not sure why. I think it’s a respectable saison, affordable, sessionable. It may not compare with the best imports, but it’s tasty beer. Bubbly, grassy, well balanced, not too sweet, easy to drink. Good shit!

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