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Beer Thousand - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 22
Gots: 120 | FT: 2
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: jhartley on 07-24-2014

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Photo of ZebraCakez
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was interesting. Strong citrus on the aroma, with hints of malt shining through. Taste is that of citrus and sweet fruit. Pine and grains, along with moderate alcohol presence. Moderate body and smooth carbonation lend to a pleasant drinking experience.

Photo of StevenNebulous
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AshburnWineShop
2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Great head retention, nice lacing on the side of the glass. Smelled very subtle, tasted like apple, pear but hit a note of wax on the end. Finished okay but won't be drinking this again.

Photo of BrownAleMale
2.38/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Just didn't work for me.

Photo of njtmayhem
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this for from a 12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Good beer, great color and head. I expected more aroma and flavor. After the hype it was a bit of a let down. I have a 750ml cellared, hopefully it will age well and bring out something it was missing the first time around.

Photo of SithPagan
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therubicon
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jguthpsu
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tappangordo
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thespaceman
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. (Note: I was lucky enough to get the 4 pack with the bomber and vinyl package. Very cool idea from Dogfish Head!)

Appearance: This beer pours a medium to light gold in color. Nice looking head quickly rises up the glass and dissipates most likely from the alcohol. Leaves behind some nice, sticky lacing. Nice carbonation profile as the bubbles stream up the glass.

Smell: I get a lot of tart apple and citrus notes up front. Almost a honey like aroma as well. It smells well balanced and unlike any lager or pilsner I've witnessed. Has a bit of a Belgian yeast like aroma to it as well, almost a bubble gum or banana tinge but it's not overpowering. Very pleasant to say the least.

Taste: Same as the aroma, that crisp apple and honey tones really hit the palate hard! Again, not overpowering at all.. they mesh together well. A pleasant alcohol burn comes into play as well, similar to the profile of a Barley Wine. The malt and hop profile is very well in check, they actually cancel each other out. This could be from the huge grain bill that accompanies this beer, which might be the only flaw. But yet again, this is a lager, so having either one component really shine would basically take away from it's style orientation. Either way, DFH pulled off a very nice flavor profile here with neither the grains, malt or hops taking over one another.

Mouth feel: Medium carbonation, it's got a nice rolling mouth feel. Not too heavy, especially for a lager. It's crisp yet still let's you know that this is a 10% ABV beer so it's also a bit subdued as far as a overall thirst quencher as most lagers are profiled as.

Drinkability: Overall I was really impressed with this one. First off, I love the packaging. I paid $22.99 for the box set and felt it was well worth the money, especially with the vinyl and I wasn't even expecting another 22oz bomber of the beer in this box set, which really made happy when I opened it up. I love the idea of DFH going "against the grain" to use 10 different hops and 10 different grains to make a lager that has some actual character. The crispness of it's mouth feel paired with the nice apple and honey elements with a healthy kick of booze on the end makes this beer a stand out. An excellent effort from Sam and the boys down in coastal Delaware!

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
2.89/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A - clear gold color with a lot of bubbles rising to a modearte size white head that faded slowly. Ample foam left on the glass as it went down.

Aroma - more citrus than expected, with hints of lemon zest and orange juice; fresh green apples, cut grass, green banana and white grape juice. The high ABV cuts through the malt and hop elements but is partially hidden and doesn't leave an obvious booziness.

Taste - The ABV comes out more here than in the aroma, leaving it more boozy than ideal. There's a light sweetness as well as a touch of ripe soft fruits and citrus; faint white pepper, honey and cut grass also appear within the hop dominated flavor. Some light grain base is evident.

Feel: near medium body with medium-high carbonation. Alcohol warmth and mild harshness.

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Clear honey-gold. Nice swath of fluffy white head. Some lacing.
smell: Nice honey, floral and bready nose.
taste: Drier than the nose implies. Clean, and floral with a touch of honey and bread.
overall: Another fine DFH. They seem to be out of favor a bit for some reason but continue to deliver.

Photo of TechTriumph
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mjpolzin
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jdhilt
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Tart apple nose and flavor is grainy sweetness, some tartness and spice. The high ABV is hidden. Interesting imp pilsner. $2.90 for a 12oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Photo of Plumsbunny
1.43/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

10 malt varieties x 10 hop varieties, all cancelled each other out to create an underwhelming beer that resembles Steel Reserve. Beer Thousand yields a fluffy white head and a golden Pilsner color. Nose of a bud diesel. Tastes like a boozy lager with a metallic aftertaste.

Photo of Gww1864
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHickman
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass this was clear gold color with a lot of bubbles racing up the brew to a 3 finger cloudy white head that faded very, very slowly, leaving good foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of lemon zest, orange peel, grains, light caramel, honey, green apple, dry cracker like a Saltine, tea leaf, pepper, metallic yeast, dry grass and other earthy notes, and then booze; the ABV come through and cuts through the spices and the hop essence and just changes the whole dynamic of a pilsner. It's sweeter overall, but not a caramel sweetness, more like a fermentation from the grains which is sugary sweet. It smelled good for a pilsner on steroids, a definite exaggerated nose for the base style.

Tastes is a drop off from the nose as it has a lot more yeast funk, metal traces and acidic qualities that still let the ABV come through but don't wash it away with any added sweet hop spices or candied sugar tastiness. The honey comes out more in the flavor, as does the dry grass and other earthy notes, but the sweetness fades and just becomes a hodgepodge of some citrus fruit, bready malt, caramel and peppery spices. It started with so much promise, but just hit a plateau and leveled out unbalanced with no major surprise flavor taking it to the next level.

It goes down easier than it should for a 10% ABV brew, but after the pour and nose the overall beer slid down towards regular pilsner status; it has the makings of greatness but fell short and needs to be tweaked a little to right the ship.

Photo of shehateme
3.14/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stofko1992
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer Thousand from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.