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Dog Ate My Homework - Brouwerij West

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BA SCORE
83
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij West visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerpadawan on 11-29-2012)
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Rollzroyce21

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-24-2014 14:10:57 | More by Rollzroyce21
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tbryan5

Louisiana

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03-26-2014 02:03:50 | More by tbryan5
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-02-2014 02:52:55 | More by JakerLou
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-22-2013 20:29:20 | More by ste5venla
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.7%

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep pink body. Huge white head with a pinkish hue. Never settles. Layer of foam.

Smell - I would have guessed raspberry, but I guess it's blackberry. Musty. Yeasty. Light acidity.

Taste - Less fruity than the nose. Much yeastier. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Kinda rough to drink. Medium light.

Overall - Not very pleasant. Had potential.

08-07-2014 22:18:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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GRG1313

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-04-2013 02:26:21 | More by GRG1313
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bkonk10

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-22-2013 01:52:24 | More by bkonk10
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-21-2014 06:53:39 | More by gillagorilla
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jlisuk

California

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%

Huge blackberry flavor. Not overly sweet, slightly sour, good beer flavor underneath. Blackberry flavor is so fresh that you feel like you can taste the seeds. Very nice, and I am not a huge fan of fruit beers. Pleasant funk comes through after you have been drinking it for a while.

09-08-2013 06:09:33 | More by jlisuk
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emerge077

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a deep reddish purple into a tumbler glass, stiff meringue foam that rises above the rim and hangs there momentarily. The foam has a pinkish red hue to it from the blackberries. Clarity is low and the beer is fairly opaque. Lots of chunky lace with strong staying power. Lasting surface coverage.

Smells fruity, some berry and yeast, minerally grains.

Berry taste, reminds me of chewable vitamins a little bit. Grainy with a low level tartness. Lingering bitter aftertaste, dry grainy middle. Fruit is present up front, then dissipates leaving the saison base in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, not sweet at all.

Overall it looks great and has significant blackberry character. It's a bit grainy and could benefit from a little sourness, but worth a try.

06-14-2013 02:11:56 | More by emerge077
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Spattastic

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-03-2014 04:42:45 | More by Spattastic
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-19-2014 18:25:56 | More by enelson
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DHS1029

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-23-2013 09:38:26 | More by DHS1029
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Bubbles

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-24-2014 02:45:49 | More by DrBier
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

500 ml bottle (1 pint 0.9 fl oz.) with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this bottle at the local beer store, my first beer from Brouwerij West. My first encounter with this sort of beer, and I'm not entirely sure what to expect. Listed here as a fruit / vegetable beer.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a giant four plus fingers of fluffy foamy pinkish-purple cotton candy looking head on top of a dark purple-ruby colored body. Lots of active carbonation. Excellent head retention & big fat sheets of lacing. Looks pretty delicious.

S - Not really getting much on the initial sniff, but musty carbonation, and lemon / lime citrus qualities are what jump out at me. A sour / funky yeast presence is also noticeable, but it is otherwise pretty tame.

T - Oh yes, authentic tart blackberry juice puree is all there on the first sip. Generic berry jam. Slight vinous / grapey wine character. Dry bready / earthy yeast presence. Alcohol content is masked nicely. A simple yet intriguing and tasty beverage.

M - Feel is crisp and clean. Excellent drinkability for a 7.00% abv beer. Medium bodied with high brisk carbonation.

Overall, I thought it was a delicious introduction to this brewery for me. Probably my first ale brewed with blackberries also, and I have to say that they come through nicely. Not sure why this doesn't have higher ratings than it does, but I would surely have it again, and it scratches that mild everyday sour itch nicely.

Brouwerij West Dog Ate My Homework ---4/5.

03-04-2014 01:12:48 | More by mfnmbvp
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-22-2014 22:16:20 | More by pknyc
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bca115

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-23-2013 23:40:38 | More by bca115
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fmccormi

New York

4.23/5  rDev +14.6%

Straight pour from a 500ml/16.9oz pry-off bottle to a teku; no bottling date that I can see, but this all comes from a relatively recent batch, it seems, that made its way to Florida so all things considered, it ain’t that old.

Appearance (3.75): This pours with a beauuutiful 3-4 finger, light reddish-pink head of foam that crackles away audibly above a deep, deep burgundy-colored body that glows when held to the light but also betrays a substantial haziness. The head dies down relatively slowly, leaving an uneven, cratery surface and a thick, wide collar all the way around the glass. Personally, I think it looks great, if a bit murky—and without much lacing.

Smell (4.0): Maybe not surprisingly, the nose simultaneously very saison-like and sharply blackberry. Earthy hay, fresh-turned soil, and a rich spiciness that’s lightly peppery and somewhat herbal (think coriander and white pepper) mix with sweet, tart jam, tannic fruit skins, and, surprise surprise, blackberry wine. This is delightful, even if it deviates from the classic style guidelines.

Taste (4.25): Aaaand as per the nose, the flavor is part saison / part blackberry jam, but skewing more toward blackberry wine than in the nose. Quite tart and tannic with the feel of acidic berry juice and muddled grape skins, but offset by peppery spice and earthy, dry straw, and some pale, biscuity, rustic-bready malt underneath. But this is really dominated by tart, rich berry flavor, with vinous, tannic undertones and just a fat, rich, juicy feel. And yet, somehow, it all remains very dry. I really dig this beer. It finishes astonishingly dry, fueled by fruity tannins and tart berry juice. Very little booze detected.

Mouthfeel (4.75): Exceedingly dry and effervescent, with a medium-weight feel, velvety carbonation that foams up eagerly and fills all spaces, viscous body, and very, very dry (but not parching) finish. The ONLY bone I could pick is that it foams out a little too eagerly. But barely so.

Overall (4.25): I’ve enjoyed everything about this beer. The appearance isn’t outstanding (though still quite pretty) and elements of the smell and flavor could be a bit more balanced and richer, but overall there’s a lot of very, very nice things going on in this beer that not only coexist (a heavily fruited saison?) but actually manage to harmonize (a heavily fruited saison!). Brouwerij West pulled off something very, very intriguing here, and I’m excited to try some more of their products.

03-02-2014 04:25:51 | More by fmccormi
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wethorseblanket

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

A: Pours from a blue and purple labeled 500ml bottle a hazy reddish-pinkish cranberry with a solid 1-finger rocky pink head with fair retention yielding splotchy lace.

N: Fruit (rasberries, blackberries, cranberries), yeast, some mild funk, juicy, tart, faint wood/earth, trace sweetness. The blackberry juice and saison yeast combo could easily be mistaken for an off aroma if you didn't know it was a component.

T: Yeasty and fruity with juicy skins. Grape-like with a mild tartness.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Initial fruit on tip followed by the yeast. Finishes semi-dry and slightly musty.

O: Liked this for being unique and refreshing.

05-25-2013 00:33:04 | More by wethorseblanket
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irthesteve

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-22-2014 05:01:44 | More by irthesteve
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gyberic

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-21-2013 22:12:46 | More by gyberic
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-27-2014 21:29:41 | More by bostonryan
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-04-2014 21:21:33 | More by SadMachine
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BeerlyLegal

California

2.8/5  rDev -24.1%

Time and time again, I choose this brewery for their cool bottling/artwork, however I am always let down by the actual beer itself.

This is a sour fruity brew. Although I'm not big on fruit beer this one isn't too overwhelming.

Ruby/dark maroon in color. Nice dark white/grey head.

Overall, this tastes like spiked fruit juice with sparkling water. Perfect for a girl who isn't ready for a thick IPA.

12-05-2013 05:22:35 | More by BeerlyLegal
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