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Disobedience | Flying Dog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 04-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
60
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
25.07%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 60
Photo of Beer_Runner
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Rschis16
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of TheHopHeadGirl
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of therica
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.77/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of nimrod979
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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).

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Disobedience from Flying Dog Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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