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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Flying Dog - Old Scratch Amber Lager

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Old Scratch Amber Lager
Flying Dog Brewery
Frederick, MD USA
Est. 1983

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Dark amber color.
Minimal thin head that disappears quickly.
Sweet malt grain smell. Balance of  hops.
Light and dry with a slight fruit sweetness
Very light hops characteristic of 19.5 IBU's.
Very carbonated.
Light body.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Another offering from the folks at Flying Dog.  It made a great impression in flavor as I switched to this unassuming amber style beer, midway though the afternoon session.

Nothing seemed out of balance for this tasty beer, except the nucleation was just a bit much.  That made the beer a bit harder to down, but helped to release some of the other beer gasses trapped in my gullet. The belches abounded.

It's very mellow and laid back, just like that old dog on your porch.  Good ol' amber.

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