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Flying Dog Wild Dog Collaborator Doppelbock

Formerly brewed at Flying Dog Brewery
Style: Doppelbock
Frederick, Maryland USA


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
750 ml bottle, caged and corked. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was paper thin and dissipated about as fast as a head can dissipate. Smelled of raisin, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and date. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Low to moderate carbonation. Lighter mouth feel than the other, almost syrupy doppelbocks I tried prior to this. I tasted caramel, dry grassy hops, toffee, and dark fruit. The barrel effect imparted subdued notes of vanilla and whiskey. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2010
From a bottle poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice strong malty sweet flavor with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5319) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2010
750 ml bottle sampled@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Hazy reddish dark brown body with a thin beige head. Almost intense aroma of hops and caramel. Flavor is very refreshing, fruity, lots of malt, caramel and bitter. A complex, dry finish rounds it all up as a nice experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pours dark amber with a very thin off-white head. Fizzy. Pineapple aroma. Thinner body, big alcohol. Medium sweetness. Interesting finish of big chocolate. I love the finish, it really saves the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2010
From bottle@RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Very dark orange-amber body with a thin offwhite foam on top. Sweet-smelling, both malty and fruity. Some wooden notes. Flavor starts quite sweet, as in the aroma, an odd mix of fruity and malty sweetness. Mildly hopped, some roastedness, caramel and wood undeneath. Mid-bodied. A late dryness gives a quite fresh ending. Likeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Poured an odd orangy red with no head at all, just some bubbles that looked like when you blew through a straw into your milk. Nose was slightly fruity, lots of burnt sugar, oak, and whiskey. Taste reminded me of a broken down Abbaye SBC. It was flat, nice sweetness, hints of roastiness, a little tart, tons of oak and a good amount of whiskey flavor that washes all over the thin body. Really not too bad of a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5989) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle, ABV 8.3%, at RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Dark brown colour, orange in the highlights. Low off-white head. Sweetish very malty and sugary aroma, hints of oak. The flavour is very fruity for a doppelbock, but also malty and somewhat sugary, with a noticeable bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2009
I was lucky enough to get a sample at the brewery after a tour today. The color was a nice clear mahogany (does that even make sense?). It smelled like some fruits like apples and such. The flavor was more fruits but with a crisp clean finish (that definitely only makes sense to me because what does "clean" mean really?). I liked this beer but since I am not a fan of bocks, dopplebocks, or lagers in general I would pass on buying a bottle. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-06-2007 02:30:42

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009

1/16/2008: Flying Dog Wild Dog Collaborator Doppelbock has a sweet, sugary malt aroma with hints of European malts and some citrus in the backend. The beer itself is a vibrant red-orange/ruby color with a frothy off-white to beige-colored head. Toasted malts are followed by fruit in the mid-palate (caramel-apple). Strong, sweet dark fruits dominate and there is a candy orange citrus hoppiness in the slightly dry finish. This beer is medium-bodied and mostly smooth, although I was expecting a better mouthfeel for a Doppelbock. Overall it’s a pretty good brew.

1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (8.3% Alc/Vol; 30 IBU) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #122 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Poured brown with tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, fruit, and chocolate. Flavor was the same as smell.

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