I’m feeling a little summery today, so it must be time for some lager tasting. Not any old lager, naturally. American lager. And not any old American lager, either. Flying Dog lager, no less. Now they produce some damn fine beers, so I was looking forward to their transatlantic take on this style. Technical bit first: it’s brewed with Wheat, Rye and Cara-Pils Malt, German yeast and Perle and Goldings hops.
It’s 4.7% and comes in a 355ml bottle. Livelier than a Kentucky bride on her wedding night, it poured light amber with a large white head. The aroma was quite subtle but had hints of floral and grass notes. The body was light and had a good biscuit malt bite with a slight honey undertone before finishing crisp and dry. This was a lot better than I was expecting and does indeed live up to its billing.
Tyson says: If you’re looking for a change from the ale this summer, this will do the trick.