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Recent Six Packs

Before I clean out my collection of six pack carriers, I decided to take a few shots for those of you who might be keeping track. Enjoy!



Flying Dog Horn Dog BWSA

Aroma is sweet and chemical. Deep ruby body with thin off white head and no lacing. Taste is dark, roasted, thinner than expected. Something in the finish is off. Texture is like a scouring pad. Not very smooth or luxurious like many other BWSA’s. A shame really. Not sweet at all, which is a relief, but the chemical flavor is very present.



Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel

Nice inviting aroma of cloves, banana, and spices. Hint of the alcohol. Head completely disappears, but body is golden and brilliant. no lacing whatsoever. Taste is flat, banana, cloves, and spices. About what you’d expect from the aroma. There is a slightly interesting hoppy finish, but short lived. Some Flying Dogs are amazing, like the Gonzo, and others, like this, are still interesting, but just okay as a craft offering.



Flying Dog Road Dog Porter

ABV: 6 %
RateBeer rating: 57
Calories: estimated at 150C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: stem glass
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33
Consumed at: home

First Impression: Not great, but not bad. Dark, roasted flavors, coffee and some chocolate, on top of a watery base. Aroma is faint, stale, and chocolate. Visuals are deep brown, with a quickly dissipating head. Taste is roasted, chocolate, coffee, and spices. Palate is top of mouth, somewhat hoppy and long lasting finish. Second Impression is much like the first – not great but not bad. Many others stomp on it comparatively.

Aroma: 4 out of 10

Visuals: 3 out of 5

Taste: 6 out of 10

Palate: 4 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20



Flying Dog In Heat Wheat Hefeweizen
05/28/2008, 3:12 AM
Filed under: Flying Dog, Hefeweizen (weizen) | Tags: , , , , ,

ABV: 4.7 %
RateBeer rating: 37
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: weizen
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33
Consumed at: home

First Impression: Average hefeweizen – banana and other fruit influences, hazy color, good aroma, but this has a nice depth to it. Aroma is bananas and wheat. Visuals are a hazy golden orange with absolutely no head. Taste is oranges, banana, yeast, and flowers. Palate is not sharp, but carbonated – very soft. Second Impression – a very good version of the style – not bad by any means, but nowhere near the best hefe.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 3 out of 5

Taste: 7 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 15 out of 20



Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale
05/28/2008, 2:35 AM
Filed under: Flying Dog, Kolsch (kolsch, altbier) | Tags: , , , , , , ,

ABV: 5%
RateBeer rating: 18
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: altbier
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33
Consumed at:

First Impression: Nice character on a very average beer. Aroma is wheat and malt. Visuals are a pale yellow body with a thin white head. Taste is easygoing, simple, and crisp. Palate is dry, longer finish then you might expect. Second Impression: You might as well be drinking a Budweiser, but there is certainly a different sense and respect of craft here, in the finish, clarity, taste, and color.

Aroma: 4 out of 10

Visuals: 3 out of 5

Taste: 4 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 10 out of 20



Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5%
RateBeer rating: 67
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass:concave pilsner
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: 1.33 as part of mixed pack
Consumed at: home

First Impression: A pretty, aromatic beer with a very steadfast head. Aroma is wheat and bread. Visuals are deep, clear copper with an impressive white head. Taste is agreeable with a bit of added tea flavor. Palate is fairly faint with a long sour aftertaste, but not very intense. Second Impression: a good beer for a certain palate: one without a horror movie sensibility – good flavor and finish, but a bit calm for me.

Aroma: 6 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 6 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20




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