Review - Flying Dog Brewery's Collaborator
"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." -- Flying Dog
Pours a cloudy medium amber color which produces a good-sized light-brown fizzy head with some stickiness to it. Light lacing gently slides down the glass leaving no residue behind. Body has settled to a light reddish amber color with excellent clarity, and the head has mostly dissipated. The aroma is wort-like with its sugary qualities, yeast-like with its white bread notes, and contains a very soft alcohol presence. Initial taste is slightly sweet and sour, with the sour giving way to the sweet at the finish with some hard candy tastes. Light to medium bodied, there's a creamy texture with a dry mouthfeel with soft carbonation. According to Wikipedia, historic versions of Dopplebocks had lower alcohol content and higher sweetness, and was considered liquid bread by the monks. This beer is no different, as it would serve us and provide us with sustenance as well during any type of fast.
Reviewed on April 3rd, 2008.