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Flying Dog Wild Dog Collaborator Doppelbock

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Formerly brewed at Flying Dog Brewery
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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It may seem like we say this every time we release a Wild Dog beer, but our newest brew really is Flying Dog’s most unique beer to date. Collaborator Doppelbock was created through Flying Dog’s 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
IBU’s: 80
Specialty Malts: 120L Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Hops: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Cascade
Process: Aged in used Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey barrels


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorbalev (2932) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and GregClow, courtesy of Harry. Dark copper with small bubbly head. Mild malt aroma. Taste is odd - malty, sweet, some whiskey, bitter, yet tart and fruity. Does not come together at all. By the end I did not like it at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
The aroma was malty with a strong presence of toasty malt with a nutty character and a strong caramel note. Some spicy and lightly earthy hops were present. A candylike character emerged as the head fell back. The beer poured into the glass crystal clear amber with a beige tight bubbled lasting head which laced the glass. The flavor was malty and nutty with a toasty component. Some fruity nature from the malt was notable and a strong caramel and candy character was also up front. The beer was a bit thick with a medium-full level of body and a fairly low level of carbonation. Alcohol was present in the flavor and carried through into the warming which occurred post consumption. The finish was ultimately dry with a light presence of citrus in the final aftertaste. A good bock, but certainly not worth the price tag for the bottle. Not quite enough complexity to be a really good dopplebock. 750 ml bottle, corked and caged.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & tupalev - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Ruby-amber, small head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, faint fruit, and mild alcohol warmth. Medium bodied. Nice flavour - prominent malt, pleasant whiskey notes, citric hops to finish. I haven’t had enough doppelbocks to rate this to style, but regardless of style, I enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2007 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev, my bottle. Amber-orange pour, clear, decent beige head. Aroma of sweet light roast malt, booze and cranberry and other tart fruit. Taste is light, boozy, sweet with a slightly lemony cranberry finish. Light, slick body, mildly acidic, fairly flat ... pretty solid, it’s just a style I am not well-qualified to rate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Cheesehead YeAH 2007, thanks Chuck for bringing the bottle: Clean coppery hue with a frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, walnut, crabapple and berry esters, charred malt, grassy and resiny hops, and a hint of corn whiskey. The taste has sweet malt and fruit, slighty spice, phenolic and mineral. Medium-bodied, oily, lively. Solid brew but a tad young .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Thanks to Chuck for bringing the bottle! Poured clear reddish-caramel with a short, loose cap of tan headage. The aroma picked up toasty, deeper caramelization along with a bit of herbal and floral hoppage.. nice, warm, and malty! The flavor had warm, deep caramel blended well with chocolate and molasses.. herbal and caramel notes ride through the warm finish paired with some pine and herbal bitterness. Warm and malty throughout with nice bitter accents.. decent balance.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle, pours a dark ruby red color, with a very thin head and little carbonation. Aroma is light, some dark malts are slightly present but not very perceptible. Nice malt flavor some carmel and a touch of roast, hops are barely present but slightly bitter, very watery mouth feel. Alcohol is slightly present. Nothing too special here and I was a bit disappointed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 9, 2007
THOUGHTS: A lot of people are saying this needs maturing but the alcohol should be noceable in a doppelbock. So I think it works. It’s just not the best doppelbock. It could have been a little more malty and a little less metallic. I did like the way it burns just a little going down, with most beers I wouldn’t like it but with a doppelbock I do. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark, slightly reddish amber with an average-sized, off-white head that kept a thin sheet for a while but then fully diminished. The aroma was moderate malt and light chocolate, raisins and alcohol. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, while the finish was heavily sweet and moderately bitter with and average duration. The flavor was malt, a little chocolate and maybe a little smokiness. Oh yeah, and also metallic. The medium body was somewhat syrupy and tingly with a metallic and moderately alcoholic.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle into stem glass, purchased at Frugal McDougal, Nashville. Pours with a fizzy head that disappears quickly, leaving a crystal clear ruby brown beer. Smell is bready with some acrid alcohol and some other off aroma that I couldn’t identify, but didn’t like that much. I’ll definitely agree that this is green, it tastes much like a wine when too young. The hops are sharp on the sides and biting, not a pleasant bitter accent at all. The middle seems to have some nice malts going on, fruity under a sourdough feel, but it needs to round out and balance out. I don’t know how much time it needs, or whether time will fix it, but right now it’s kind of broken.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
GABF. Malty and sweet in the aromas. More of the same in the flavor with some alchol in there on the finish. Pretty good. I also had the special with all the added flavors. I liked them equally. Maybe this one a bit better because of the simplicity.


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