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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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Poured at DLD. I was surprised that I disliked this one. Brown color with a tan head. Aroma has some raisins, caramel, booze, and some odd herbal notes. Flavor is a weird mix of booze, wood, caramel, hops and fruit. Doesn’t come together well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle: Poured a dirty brown color with a nice head. The aroma was dark fruits and caramel. The flavor was the same but with yeast, malts, and thick feeling. Overall, a very tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle pours a medium brown color with a butter brown color head No carbonation pop when the bottle was opened. Buttery figs and raisin aroma. Caramel and butter in the body. Slight bitterness at the end. A bit funky for a dopplebock. Average beer. But was pretty decent paired with bbq chicken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Brilliant copper color with a frothy tan head, very nice pour. Sweet n’ spicy molasses aroma. Smooth chewy mouthfeel. Decent bock flavors of bready malts, with an earthy lager yeastiness. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2039) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pours toward the amber side of mahogany into the glass, with an initial froth that diminishes to a thinning ring with light soap lace. The nose is of toffee, aerated sugars and some esters. The flavors let down a smidgen, with muddy malt, esters, roasts and a back-palate hop and ABV that aren’t necessarily discernible from one another. The mouthfeel is decently smooth and slick, but this really gets muddy as a discernible doppelbock. Kudos for the effort as the first truly mass-marketed open-source brewing project!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Pours clear amber with a medium sized tan head. Odd aroma of pear, sweet biscuit and vegetal. Creamy texture with a caramel taste. Finishes bitter and is warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Pours a golden brown with a smaller bubbly off white head that left some light lacing. Aroma of toffee, sweet malt, dark fruits, fruity, very floral and citrus. Flavor of grainy sweet malts, toffee, nuts and dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Ruby with a light tan head. Aroma is light malt, toffee, light alcohol. Taste is a light caramel, light alcohol, some toffee. Bland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a ruby red to brown hue, thin ring of off-white foam quickly dissappears, great clarity. Nose of melanoidins and bread crusty, rye character, touch of caramel. Flavor is bock-like melanoidins with a strong rye backbone, touch of sweet nut and grain malts, low hop flavor and bitterness, slight grassy and roast tones, hints of oak and bourbon linger in the back, finishes dry. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, watery slick texture. Overall a pretty good, but not quite great, doppelbock with a nice range of flavors that is usually not found in this style, kudos to Flying Dog on this collaboration!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Theis. Pours a clear and warm amber with a small off-white head. Fat and intense aroma of pumpernickel. Quite full-bodied with loads of roasted malt and pumpernickel. Solid American hoppy finish - a lot hoppier than the German originals. But a fine example of the style. 160109

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