Flying Dog Supertramp

Posted: May 21, 2015 in Flying Dog Brewery, Fruit/Vegetable Beer, Reviews

I’m really enjoying seeing more of Flying Dog’s brews on the shelves. They’re exploring some really cool styles and this was one that I was excited to try. Hopefully, it’s as good as most of their other beers.


ABV: 4.6%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In like a lion and out like a tramp, introducing Supertramp Tart Cherry Ale, a new spring seasonal that will be available at the beginning of March in all markets where our beer is currently sold. Inspired by two previous Brewhouse Rarities releases – a Sour Cherry Ale and a Black Lager with Cherries – Supertramp is brewed with both sweet and sour cherries, which are added at the beginning of fermentation. The beer begins with a clean, sweet cherry note followed by crisp light malt character and a tart finish. It also features brand-new, original art by the indelible Ralph Steadman. Needless to say, this tramp has legs for days.”

Random: Cherries seem to be a very popular adjunct this summer.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, light pink color with high carbonation. It looked like cranberry ginger ale. The nose reminded me of cherry cough drops and some tartness. The taste was like cherry flavored ice pops and bread. It started tart and then went into this weird sweetness and it was just all sorts of not pleasant. The body was thin with very high carbonation. It had a long, cloyingly sweet finish. This beer was $1.80 (with the NJCB discount), which broke down to $.15 per ounce. Although the price was decent, this was a rare misstep from Flying Dog. I won’t be having this again.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0


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