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Dogma - BrewDog

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
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: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dogma is a burnt orange, unpolished bronze sort of color, dark and somewhere in the median between clear and opaque. It develops a sizeable head on the pour, initially rising to a thick two fingers. Retention is good, and it slowly drops to a heavy island of creamy, rocky foam. Lacing is a thick, webby ring followed by some legging and finishing with some pretty thick patching.
The interesting aromatics in this beer are strong, pouring out instantly upon the bottle's opening. Spicing is fairly heavy and the main element. After the spices fall back, the herbal note and something like citrus zest come out with a light floral note. Clearly British in nature, there's a tell-tale mild metallic note right up front.
The taste has the spices and herbs, but actually lets the hops shine in an unexpected way. Floral and earthy notes are strongest, though there's a touch of pine. A sweet note sneaks into the finish, and I think this beer has the most evident cola note in it than I ever recall tasting. There's a light peppery note as well.
Crispness in a medium body leads to a nice smoothness. It's lively without being overcarbonated, and fairly deep overall.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is one strange bottle of brew right here. some very strange ingredients come together quite well. the pour is a medium copper color, clear, with a few fingers of sudsy khaki head that slowly fades out. I smell the honey, and the rest of the additives sort of produce a green tea smell, which gives some bitter bite to the sweeter red malt bill. the flavor is malt forward, with the sweetness of honey and a floral yeast component. I could tell this is a brewdog beer without ever looking at the label, its got that distinct yeast complexion that is in all of their beers. alcohol is well hidden, but comes out as the beer warms up. this has an aftertaste of some of the herbal infusions my girlfriend makes, slightly bitter, strong, concentrated. I don't get much hops in here, but there is enough going on without them. the body is fuller than medium, but the drinkability is aided by spirited carbonation and the clean finish. without the honey, this beer might be really weird, but the honey meshes well with everything, and brings it all back into harmony. overall a clever beer from brewdog, but not something I need to drink again. props for the ingenuity though!

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Poured from a bomber into a nonic.

This reddish-orange brew pours with two-fingers of pure tan head. Foam is thick and resilient.

Aroma consists of honey, graham crackers, tea, cinnamon sticks and faint herbal hops.

Tastes malty with a wallop of honey, a few notes of apple and pear, poppy, a bit of earthy nuttiness and tea leaves at the back. The honey becomes arguably overpowering after a glassful.

Has a medium body and a bit sinewy with very little alcohol heat.

Pleasantly surprised with this one as I usually can't get to fruit/spiced beers. Apart from the growing impact of the honey as the glass empties, this one works pretty well, although 12 oz. would probably suffice for an individual, or plan on sharing the magnum.

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Dogma from BrewDog
82 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.