- Style: Dubbel
- Serving: Bottle
- Volume: 750 ml
- ABV: 7.60%
Flying Dog Brewery makes some of my favorite go-to beers, their Raging Bitch and In Heat Wheat can always be found in my fridge in the summer months. Being in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area I can find their beers rather easily. When I heard they were coming out with a special Brewhouse Rarities series I knew I would have to get my hands on it. The first beer in the series is the Disobedience, an Abbey Dubbel that is made with maple syrup and clocks in at 7.6% ABV. This was only bottled in April 2012, so it is still young, but I don’t feel like waiting.
Out of the corked and caged 750 ml bottle the Disobedience has a hazy brown color with reddish orange highlights. The bubbly off-white head disappears rather quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of brown sugar, dark fruits, yeast, and a bit of roasted malt. There is also a nice spice on the nose. It’s inviting though a little light.
Upfront on the palate you get that great yeast and spice mixture, this is followed by the dark fruits and malts. The maple syrup displays itself with more of a brown sugar quality and provides a nice sweet note to the malts. There is some balancing bitterness that keeps things from getting too sweet, which is needed with the dark fruits and maple syrup. Some spice and malt lingers on the finish. It has nice and lively carbonation with a medium mouth feel.
The Disobedience is a good Abbey Dubbel that provides the malt and yeast characteristics with some good sweetness and spice. It was really easy drinking and inviting, I would certainly like to have another bottle of it. I feel like the finish could be cleaned up a bit and some of the sweetness reigned back in. Even with that, if you can find a bottle of this beer pick one up.
out of 100
Mike Hoff is a Senior Writer for Passion Beer.
He is always seeking out the new, weird and wonderful in the world of beer. When he is not writing for the site, you can normally find him with a camera around his neck and a beer in hand.