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Dogma - BrewDog

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355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: seaoflament on 03-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with honey, kola nut, poppy seed and guarana.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich orange color with an off-white head. Head retention, not great, but decent lacing.
Smell is sweet and fruity
Taste is spicy with a bit of pepper. Good finish with a hint of hops at the end.
mouth feel is medium, with a bit of creaminess.
A drinkable beer at any time of the year

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7-1-10
Batch 099
Best before 12-16-10

Pours a cloudy red/orange color with almost no head, no matter how hard you try. Lacing is a thin ring around the edge.

Smell is extremely herbal, notes of honey and brown sugar. Subtle but sweet, complex quite enjoyable.

Taste is just like the smell, lots of herbal flavors followed by sharp hops. Very earthy, almost peaty, with a fruity finish and lemon hops. Very complex and original.

Mouthfeel is thick but almost completely flat, and somehow suits the herbal flavors.

Drinkability is surprisingly good, the odd flavors form a nice combination and go down smooth.

Overall, different and definitely worth trying.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 pint served into tulip glass at brewdog bar in Edinburgh

A- Amber body with a haze, tan head, which is 2 fingers, tight and creamy with average retention but good lacing.

S- malt forward brew, toffee, I get a hint of a floral perfume which i would pin down as the Heather.

T- hit of sweetness, detecting Munich malt and the honey/caramel sweetness meeting a semi dry finish with a subtle hop bite. Alcohol heat is barely noticeable.

S- medium body and carbonation.

D- probably more going on in this beer than I could detect, before I read the description I thought this resembled a belgian dubbel! Interesting flavour profile!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pouring the beer from a bottle into the glass creates a pretty thick, foamy and airy head that quickly shrinks and disappears. The color is a copperish/amberish color, very clean.

S: There are a lots of sweet tones going on, smells like there's a lot of alcohol going on in here as well. Just as the label states, you can pick up some honey tones here and there. You can also smell that there should be plenty of hops in here going on in the background

T: Just as the smell the taste is pretty sweet and malty. The hoppy tones comes in at last replacing those sweet tones with bitter ones which is very nice.

M: The sweet tones that you can pick up in both the smell and taste gives you a sweet almost silky smooth feel drinking this beer at first. Then hoppy tones that also can be found in both the smell and the taste comes in doing a good job replacing that smooth feel with nice hoppy bitterness.

O: A nice and interesting beer with both sweet silky smooth smell, taste and mouthfeel. The sweet tones are very well balanced and accompanied by the hops getting to work just in time giving you a long lasting experience.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: From a 22 ounce bomber is a dark copper color with a frothy and thick off white head that is a little chunky. The head rentention is very good.

Aroma: A little bit of dryness in the nose. A nice amount of floral hop. A little bit of clove, cinnamon. Mild banana chips. From the malt side releases a little bit of sweetness.

Taste: Quite a smooth mouthfeel. A little bit of carob and black licorice. A floral hop dryness which only adds to the tasty flavor. A pleasant hint of clove wtih a buttery finish with hints of hop oil.

Notes: This is my first offering from this brewery it is definately a very good start. Picking up more is something I must do. Cheers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of honey and hops with sweet malt backing it up

T - Pretty good and different I like how the hop work with the sweet malt

M - This beer has a fuller body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is one of the good beers from BrewDog for a brewery thats hit and miss to me this was a hit a very enjoyable beer to me thats worth picking up to try

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Presentation: 660 ml bottle into a nonic. "batch 099 best before 15/12/10" stamped onto back of label.

A- Color is a slightly hazy amber. Pours with ~1 finger of light tan head, which fades slowly to a thin cap, leaving ample lacing.

S- Spicy, slightly piney hoppiness followed closely by sweet, malty notes.

T- A barrage of herbs and spices, followed by a distinctly honey sweetness. Quite unique to my experiences, and a bit difficult to individually pick out the various flavors. Bitterness is moderate. Alcohol is not particularly noted.

M- Moderate carbonation with a bit of crispness to it. Medium to medium-light feel, with a bit of oily slickness.

D- Good. I probably wouldn't want to make a session out of this beyond a 660ml, or even to have it with any real regularity- but it was a pleasant, interesting, easy enough drink that was an enjoyable diversion from the beaten path.

Future outlook: Dunno. Was good, and a quite unique experience...might have to pick up again and see how it wears the second time.

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Dogma from BrewDog
82 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.