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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: 146   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2009
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Theis. Pours cloudy reddish with a small white head. Mild wooden and dry caramel malt aroma, subdued sweetness and alcohol presence. Quite hoppy and subdued malty into the flavoured all the way through. Nice and easy, yet not classic doppelbock but a good twist with the US hops that shine more through than the classic continental European ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle on 11/30/2008 at the 3rd Annual Richmond Industry Gathering. Clear golden body with a small white head. Caramel, toast and bread aroma. Sweet bready, grainy flavor with some fruit. Medium body with low carbonation and a syrupy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Theis for sharing. Clear orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, rye bread and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, rye bread and hops with notes of dried fruits. Hoppy finish with notes of dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2009
Clear deep copper-penny amber. Wonderful breadcrusty malt aroma with a touch of fruity yeast. Chewy toffee and toast with a spicy yeasty accent. Very low bitterness, medium sweetness. Alcohol is entirely hidden despite the ABV. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a nice clear amber color with a beige colored head that had decent retention and lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet malty with come caramel poking through. Very smooth smell and not too subtle. Flavor is a sweet, malty, caramel blend with a bit of floral spot at the end. Nice and easy but very flavorful. Very different take on a dopplebock. Ages ok, but I liked it a bit better 8 months ago when I first tried it. Still not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2008
750 ml bottle (Binnys Naperville)-Pours a hazy brown with a small ring for a head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nutty, and bread. Taste of the same with the alcohol coming through towards the end. This medium bodied brew is not bad but also the hops come out at the end as well. Different tasting Doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2008
VRBT. Neat to get to try this one. Medium brown. Sweet caramel malts on the aroma. Light backbone of bread and caramel for flavor. Slightly floral hop finish. Perhaps not a traditional doppelbock, which would explain why I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle courtesy of CigarCityBrew. Pours a deep brown with a tiny head. Big caramel, chocolate, toffee, and butterscotch aroma with some slightly apple notes. Flavor is the same with some hops, and a few that linger. Would be much better with more carbonation, I think as the finish lingers sweet and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
20080130 750ml bottle Bit pale brown with small but lasting off-white head of tight foam. Not really complex but basic nutty, yeasty aroma with some soapy, perfume hints. Apple and tea flavors, brown sugar, raisin. Long sweet finish. Not as hoppy as expected from description. Pretty average doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2008
courtesy of cigarcitybrew 750ml bottle. Pours mahogany with white head. aroma / taste grainy, with plenty of nice caramel malts and roastiness. Notes of sugar. Enjoyable.

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