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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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39609) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25605) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Drake, thanks very much! Slightly hazy amber brown color, tiny white edge head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, caramel candy. Taste is peppery caramel with a toasty burnt edge. Inching closer to a barleywine, but this one has survived pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16377) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
Bottle, 75cl corked, at RBNAG -09. A clear, copper-colored beer with a dense, off-white head. Cellar, malty sweetness, some hops and a sugary feeling in the aroma. Peppery hops blends nicely with caramel sweetness in the flavor. Nice but lacking some complexity to be really nice. Dry and full-bodied mouthfeel, finishing with a pleasant peppery hoppyness. A nice beer indeed, especially like the hops, but it lacks something to get a higher score. 091107

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle at ōLButikken. Clear nutbrown - white head. Sweetness, roasted, nutty, light wood, chocolate, medium hoppy, grassy, light bourbon notes, ryebread, caramel, sharpness, light alcoholic. Nice smooth body. Well balanced !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, sweet, cellar, malt, hop. flavour is dry, sweet, malt, rosted, hop, cellar,citrus, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle from the Coop in Davis, CA. Aromas of dark malt, minor dark fruit, and (I hope) floral or grassy hop. Brilliant ruby mahogany color (so 5 for appearance) with a beige smear for head. Almost medium in body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is amazing. Itís not sticky. Itís much like an ale with underlying chocolate malt or maybe itís just roasted caramel. Nope. Just saw the malt list. Flavor is upfront dark lager, but there is enough good hop to give it almost floral notes. Finish is pretty well balanced, though that lager sweetness is hanging around. Itís a really good drink, possibly except for a couple of imperial lagers it may be the best lager in America - which might mean it is the best dark lager in America. So go USA. And donít blame the beer for being denominated as a doppelbock - itís competing in a higher style. My suggestion: adapt the recipe to ale yeast and see what results.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured dark reddish brown color with a creamy light brown head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate sweet malty toasted flavor with an average smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met with a sweet soft beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12927) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2008
(750ml bottle) Small off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light chocolate, earthy, herb. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some smoke, light apricot. Medium body. No sign of the barrel aging (not sure this is a bad thing, just figured it to be something worth commenting on).

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