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Flying Dog Wild Dog Collaborator Doppelbock

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Style: Doppelbock
Frederick, Maryland USA

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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It may seem like we say this every time we release a Wild Dog beer, but our newest brew really is Flying Dogís most unique beer to date. Collaborator Doppelbock was created through Flying Dogís Open Source Beer Project, which gave amateur brewers a chance to give our brewing team recommendations and feedback on the everything from the grain, hops and yeast to the brewing process itself. We combined your feedback and created a unique Doppelbock recipe to brew up and release.

Collaborator has a full body with a sweet malt profile and a slight roast character. The complete recipe and printable labels are available for download at www.OpenSourceBeerProject.com. We want to thank everyone who contributed to creating this beer, it truly was a collaboration.

Original Gravity: 1.093
IBUís: 80
Specialty Malts: 120L Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Hops: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Cascade
Process: Aged in used Stranahanís Colorado Whiskey barrels


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2250) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Lumpfest 2008- Medium garnet with a faint head. Actually quite thin for the style. Hops overpower any malt that may have been present.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pours a clear mostly red color with a tan head. Aroma is too subtle for me. I can detect some caramel, butter and toast, but itís pretty bland. Taste was equally non-plussing with a similar flavor of caramel, toast, and butter. Full mouthfeel at least. This was okay, but I was rather taken aback by itís blandness. The Double Dog is so good and the Gonzo and Horn Dog are just behind it (in my opinion), so how did they let such a cool project be so uninteresting?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
This brew makes me reevaluate after 1000 ratings my whole process of buying brews. Aroma very mild, a variety of soft malts, very tepid slightly sweet malt tastes,which doesnít last long,drys out very quickly, slight bitter finish, has the sweetness of a doppel but thats it. Finishes watery. Some bourbon alcohol wafts in the end. Canít remember what I paid for this,but whatever it was way over priced. The fact that I see a cork on this very average brew,with a wire restraint,and a super premium price makes me resolve that I wont pay more then 5 bucks for a brew (certain breweries exempted),unless I see a 95+ rating here

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet candy sugar maltiness. Taste has chocolate with roast malts. This beer is a great idea and I love that the recipe is online, but thereís really nothing special about it. Decent beer, but Iím not begging my friend that homebrews to make it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6217) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & GregClow -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear orange-amber with a spare diminishing off-white head. Malty aroma along with toffee, sweet fruit and some alcohol. Flavour: The alcohol hits me first followed by tart fruit, caramel malt, notes of whisky and quite a bit of hops in the finish. Medium bodied. Itís alright.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Pours red-copper color with a thick, beige head. Aroma has sweet malt and some fruitiness. Thereís a rich malt flavor with citrus hoppiness underneath for a nice balance. Slight alcohol, sherry-like flavor with a sticky mouth feel. Nicely balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
750ml Bottle: Malty aroma. Smells of malts, nuts, and herbs. Poured copper/orange in color with a medium-sized tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Good lacing. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly bitter and medium sweet. Tastes of malts, sourdough, nuts, caramel, herbs, and toasting. Light to medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Salty, malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Sampled via 22-oz bomber during Cheesehead YeHA in Brookfield, Wisconsin and shared by MIBRomeo. Pours a clear caramel amber brew with a decent off-white head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted dark caramel malt, some flowery hops, fruity character of peach and plums with some spiced funk. Taste is smooth creamy, medium bodied and light carbonation. Flavors of dark roasted caramel malt, some dark berries, a touch of bourbon and candi sugar. Finish is smooth, creamy with a dark caramel and berry aftertaste. Nice alcohol balance to this brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Hazy amber, moderate to small head, some lacing and retention. Aroma is light toast, bread, caramel, hops. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well. Somewhat sweet, extremely overpriced for what it is.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Another whiskey aged brew. Pours old penny dark copper w/ a tall, lasting head. Reduces slowly leaving sticky snail tracks finally resting to a fluffy, spattered canopy. Strong aromas of dark malts w/ a pungent acidity. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers. The texture is a bit oily and very slick. It just glides around effortlessly. A big malty backbone susstains the hive as sweet decadent darkfruit nuances dance. Blackcherry, peach, plumb, grapes, melon rind, leather, alcohol, and a touch of herb. The finish is bittered w/ peachpit that really does the job keeping me on pace. This brew is well made w/ a royal pedigre. The hops show on the finish w/ some citrus rind. This brew is very strongly flvored w/ a generous disposition. Rich and chewy w/ gummy fruit candy. Quite hopped up for a DB. Another underrated beer.


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