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

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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (22909) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13752) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13171) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12573) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6067) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Location: Shared bottle at dbarnolds, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5849) - 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 dont 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3697) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Pours golden with a thick, foamy white head...decent lacing and retention. Aroma is very herbal...a little odd...earthy and wheaty but smells a bit like armpit funk. Flavor is also herbal..definitely wheaty and spicy and for certain...tastes like armpit sweat smells! Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry herbal finish...needs some citrusy hops!

   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 didnt mesh for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2879) - 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.

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