Disobedience - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by chodinheaven:
4/5 rDev +9.9%
A very deep ruby red or dark brown in color, pretty much opaque with a two finger tan head on top that sticks around for awhile. Hints of apple and fig in the initial aroma, followed by a lot of darker cereal grainy aromas from the malt. This is rounded out by a hint of that 7.6% ABV on the nose. The dark fruit aroma is very nice and balances well with the grains.
The taste is equally well rounded and fairly sweet, not being overly dry and letting the flavors of apple, cherry and even a touch of mango mingle with a lightly peppery tingle. Darker dried fruits and apricots also find a home here, making for a complex and juicy taste with an easy drinking medium body. Certainly Belgian in nature, with the yeasty character that is understated, but somehow makes the beer what it is. The alcohol flavor is muted by the fruits and counteracted more so by the peppery taste light hop profile. Incredibly smooth on the palate, but has a small kick in the end, a touch of dryness with that finish that lingers on until the next sip.
Almost too sweet, but the peppery and floral hop flavors save it in the end. Just a touch more heat from the alcohol wouldn't do any harm to this one either. Those things said, this is a really nice and well-balanced brew that demands your attention if you see it. Flying Dog has never really steered me wrong.
06-14-2012 04:30:22 | More by chodinheaven
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4.03/5 rDev +10.7%
On tap at World of Beer at North Hills
A - brownish caramel; soft, offwhite head; great retention
S - caramel, faintly sweet
T - alcohol up front, caramel, faint fruit, a bit sugary
M - medium bodied, smooth, a bit crisp
This is a decent Dubbel. It has solid flavor and good drinkability. The alcohol is a bit forward but not overwhelming. It's a decent representation of the style and worth trying.
06-06-2012 00:35:56 | More by tdm168
3.53/5 rDev -3%
750ml bottle from Junto Society. Into the "new" Flying Dog glass.
Appearance - Solid brown with some amber highlights. Thin perhaps less than one finger off white head. No lacing and hardly retention.
Aroma - Malty. chocolatey, Belgian spice, dark fruits, brown sugar. yeast.
Taste - Follows the aroma profile pretty well. Big malty flavor. Dark fruits and chocolate. Sweet brown sugar flavor that I suppose is coming form the maple syrup.
Medium bodied. Fizzy. Lingering spicy finish. Enjoyable but a little off on the style. I'll sit on the 2nd bottle for awhile and see if anything else develops.
04-22-2012 02:07:20 | More by nimrod979
District of Columbia
4.13/5 rDev +13.5%
On tap at Churchkey in DC for $2.50 for a 4 oz.
What a great summer beer find! Refreshing. Elderberries, fruit and brown sugar! The color is a fun deep reddish purple. Not much carbonation. It's like no other beer I have had so far and I have had many fruit beers. It's my first elderberry beer.
05-17-2012 19:18:22 | More by TheHopHeadGirl
3.25/5 rDev -10.7%
750 ml poured into a Burley Oak snifter (On bottle: Racked on April '12 and No. 003)
A: Pours a single 1 finger white head and you can see a fair amount of bubbles breaching the surface. A nice deep dark brown color. The cork was hard to get out and opened with a LOUD POP.
S: Smells sweet and syrupy, with hints of spice.
T: Just a tiny bit sweet with a hint of spice, but after that it quickly loses its flavors and gets quite watery. The aftertaste is quite plain and leaves something to be desired. I was expecting something that would be more flavorful and sweet with a nice solid spice to it. Its flavors just aren't as strong as I would like them to be.
M: Nice even carbonation throughout. Pretty bubbly. Just a bit coarse.
O: This seems to be my first rated dubbel but I don't think it is my first one. I was expecting a lot when I saw this on the shelf considered I hadn't heard of it (it was released before I got into beer), so I was surprised to find it. I asked the guy about it and he said they just got it and it would be fine for a while due to the bottle conditioning. Sadly, the flavors in this one were disobedient. It might have been the time, but I was expecting much more out of this one.
07-26-2013 23:25:21 | More by gillagorilla
3.35/5 rDev -8%
I had a couple of twelve ounce pours of this at the Amsterdam Ale House in Manhattan's Upper WEst Side. Dubbel's are not my favorite style but as far as they go I liked this one.
Appearance is a dark/medium brown. Light brown head, about a finger's worth and some lacing left behind.
Aroma was of figs/dates. Some dark biscuit.
Flavor was a little on the sweet side but pretty complex overall. Fruit, malt, yeast.
Overall a pretty good dubbel.
06-26-2012 19:15:25 | More by david18
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
Racked on: April '12, No. 003. 750 ml into a Chimay goblet. I purchased this in Frederick, MD over the summer. Roughly 8 months old at this point.
A - Pours a clear but dark brown/red body. Fizzy one finger light tan head forms and disappears for some thick edging. Solid amount of lacing.
S - Plums and raisins, brown sugar, alcohol heavy yeast, caramelized banana, molasses and copper pennies. Not very well integrated.
T - Caramelized dark fruits lead into some bready malts. Brown sugar and spices with a mineral finish. Rich and earthy.
M - Perfect level of silky carbonation, medium bodied. Clean finish with some lingering yeast esters and alcohol burn.
O - Not a bad dubbel at all. A bit weak compared to the Belgians, but it does manage to capture some nice flavors and aromas. Awfully hot for a 7.6% beer.
12-05-2012 04:05:09 | More by davey101
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
On tap at Max's today.
The beer pours a reddish amber color with some brown hilights. The beer has pretty good head retention and decent lacing, and I get some nice cherry, brown sugar and underlying spice on the nose. The flavor profile replicates the nose in tnis moderately sweet beer, but with some light chocolate and a hint of licorice on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the finish is fairly long, with some noticeable spice. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is pretty good.
A nice enough beer, but I'm just not sure why I'd want to drink this as opposed to the actual version of this style. It really doesn't stand out otherwise (IMHO).
04-13-2012 20:39:01 | More by John_M
3.4/5 rDev -6.6%
Racked on: April '12
Slow pour into a standard pint glass.
A: It poured to about half-a-finger of fizzy, dark khaki head that disapated quickly. The brew is a dark copper color and opaque.
S: The aroma is mild. There is just a little sweet molassas and a bit of sweet dark roasted malt.
T: The taste is sweet molassas and dark rosted malt blended with a Belgian yeast funkiness.
M: It is smooth with a body that is medium to light.
O: A good Belgian double, but nothing that really stands out. The molassas sweetness combined with the Belgian yeast funk just did not work for me.
06-23-2012 00:01:03 | More by Beer_Runner
Disobedience from Flying Dog Brewery
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