Friday, November 28, 2008

Flying Dog Tire Bite

Tire Bite is Flying Dog's take on the Golden Ale style. It pours a clear, golden color with a small, white, bubbly head. The nose offers up a healthy amount of yeast and a slight amount of malt. The body is light with a crisp mouthfeel. It is balanced and smooth with some hints of corn, malt, and slight sweetness. The finish is mild and uneventful. At a modest 5.0% this lighter style from the notoriously intense brewer is meant for the warm summer months, but is not all that great and a bit of a disapointment as I have come to expect better from this brewer.

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