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Disobedience - Flying Dog Brewery

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%


Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnmichaelsen on 04-13-2012)
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david18

New York

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 19:15:25 | More by david18
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a snifter, beer is brown and hazy with a lazy head of small tan bubbles, no lacing, moderate retention.

Aroma is yeasty, Belgian, sweet.

Beer is a little cloying, a little boozy, a little yeasty. Not the best dubbel by a long shot and I don't get any syrup but not a horrible beer in the long run. Just an average one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 01:27:36 | More by drabmuh
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 00:35:56 | More by tdm168
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TheHopHeadGirl

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2012 19:18:22 | More by TheHopHeadGirl
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therica

Maryland

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A= copper with an off-white head.

S= inviting hops, malts and Belgian yeasts.

T= unfortunately, my immediate and continuing impression was that this beer suffered from a fractured nationality-- it's much like a US IPA blended with a nice Belgian Dubel-- and it doesn't work at all for me. I was talking to a few other beer-heads around me and they totally agreed with my observations since they'd already tried the beer.

M= clash of the titans

O= an interesting attempt at creativity that unfortunately isn't ready for prime-time.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2012 04:33:53 | More by therica
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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).

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2012 20:39:01 | More by johnmichaelsen
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

1.81/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Poured from a cork and cage 750 ml into a Belgian style goblet.
Bottle states "racked on April '12 no. 003"

A- pours a deep brown color with an abundance of carbonation. It pours almost like soda pop. Very poor head retention as the head dissipates faster than any dubbel I've ever seen. No lacing present.

S- very little aromas present. Extremely Subtle hint of maple syrup and I mean extremely...lacking in general aromas overall for an abbey dubbel style.

T- honestly...never thought I woul say this for a beer from flying dog, but it tastes bland...little to no flavor. I barely taste the malt due to the high level of carbonation. The Belgian yeast flavor is overpowered by the prickliness of the initial carbonation.

M- very prickly on the tongue and cheeks. Drowns out any flavor. Little to no sweetness from the malt. Does not really do anything for the palate.

O- not very impressive. The high carbonation is not characteristic of an abbey dubbel, nor is the overall flavor of the beer. It tastes
Quite bland. Flying dog is a solid brewery that has multiple brews that have impressed me over the years...this is not one of those brews...

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 09:03:00 | More by Budinetz
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 23:25:21 | More by gillagorilla
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this some time ago for a very reasonable price. Age seems to have mellowed it a fair bit. Maple syrup is there, as an accent. Meshes with a more earthy dubbel. Carbonation is pretty decent; fairly vibrant. A nice drinker. Has definitely held up well.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 03:52:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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nickfl

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a hazy, dark brown body. The foam fades at a moderate pace and leaves light lace.

S - Toasty malt and some dark caramel with some peppery yeast.

T - Dry caramel up front with a bit of sweet malt rounding things out in the middle. Some toffee and red apple comes out as the beer finishes up with a bit of licorice and clove lingering on the palate.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This beer has potential, but it doesn't quite get there. It is undercarbonated and too sweet for the style, if those issues were resolved it could be pretty nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 03:19:05 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: small head on a murky brown, muddy body with no lacing really.

S: sweet dark fruits, mostly raisin and fig with some candy sugar and caramel.

T: lightly toasted and caramel malts, cinnamon, dark fruits. comes across and one dimensional and simple, carbonation distracting from the flavors. Little in the way of belgian yeast or other belgian character.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation, with a dry finish. I feel its bordering on too carbonated.

Overall: Not "belgian" enough for me. A little too carbonated and simple. Not a bad beer just not great.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 03:16:09 | More by kylehay2004
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davey101

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 04:05:09 | More by davey101
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy cola colored body with an off-white head that does not leave much lacing.

S- Belgian yeast and spices come through first. There is a sweet nutty hazelnut malt note, maple syrup is noticeable, along with a sweet dried fruit aroma.

T- Sweet and fruity right off the bat. There is a strong raisin taste initially, followed by a medium toasted malt taste and finishes with a sweet maple syrup flavor.

M- Creamy with medium-low carbonation. The finish leaves a sweet residue across the palate.

O- Had this on tap at the brewery and wasn't thrilled, but the bottled version is very good. A lot of complex flavors in an American Dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 01:13:50 | More by stephenjmoore
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big sautéed dark fruits on top of cheesecake topped with maple vanilla syrup. Thats exactly what this smells like.

Muddy brown in appearance with a light tan head. No speakable lacing, but loads of carbonation.

In the flavor, there are tons of plums, over-ripe grilled peaches, raisins, molasses, and pumpernickel bread. Loads of carbonation are also present in the mouthfeel making it very effervescent. with a thick kind of syrupy tasting but not feeling body. No alcohol in the taste, but I can feel it only after a few sips. Today is going to be a good day.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 18:38:47 | More by tlazaroff
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Beer_Runner


3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 00:01:03 | More by Beer_Runner
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chodinheaven

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 04:30:22 | More by chodinheaven
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a cloudy amber brown, pretty to loom at, yet lacked on building a head. The deep tan, bubbly one finger high head, dissipated fast, with no lacing.
The smell is Of dark fruit like prunes, brown sugar, honey, maybe some pear and yeast.
Tasting the beer, the fruit bouquet is up front, followed by more sweetness with the brown sugar and caramel notes as well as a goos malt backbone. In the end the yeast gives great Dubbel character to the beer.
Over all I think that this is a decent beer, but there are so many equal or better ones for this style.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 03:04:45 | More by Hopfenpeter
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 02:07:20 | More by nimrod979
Disobedience from Flying Dog Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.