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Beer Thousand - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 26
Gots: 136 | FT: 2
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Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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 John_M
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bier Stein the other day.

The best thing about this beer (or maybe the worst thing, depending on your point of view), is how well the alcohol is integrated into the flavor profile. While it certainly tastes a bit stronger than your typical Czech or German pils, I never would have guessed the abv was at 10%. Otherwise, this beer has your typical cookie dough and light bread aroma and flavor, but with a bit more honeyed sweetness than I normally enounter.

A decent enough beer, but when I want to drink a pils, a beer with a 10% abv. is just not what I'm looking for. Will likely not be visiting this one again.

Photo of Hessian257
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrianQuinn
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of lightsovrvegas
4.88/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Extremely smooth IPL, good melon taste, high ABV but doesn't factor in the taste at all. overall a fantastic IPL. not very fragrant only issue

Photo of intovert2438
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed: 2/21/15

Beer Thousand by Dogfish Head

poured from a 12oz. bottle into my beer fav mug

P- some mirrored print on a very plain Dogfish label 3.5

A- fuzzy gold with very little head or lacing 3.25

S- faint yeast and pear 3.25

T- bitter apple, yeast, touch of butterscotch and alcohol 3.75

M- nice. A little thin but still substantial 3.75

D- this light and smooth with a ABV of 10% is just scary 3.25

O- Dogfish continues to expand our vocabulary 3.75

bought based purely on brewery's reputation. very interesting style.
---- J

Photo of qcbrewer
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOrtiz
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ardeer
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a signature DFH (rounded) pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy gold color with heavy bubbles to the body. Head is thin(coming off a white color), maybe 1/4" at best with a vigorous pour.

Smell: Has a heavy hop scent. Raw even, like that wet hop scent when beer is fused.

Taste: Rich creamy feel, very tasty but doesnt deliver anything really new. Very easy to like because DFH re-introduces ourselves to the type of beer we all first started drinking.

Mouth: Chewy, and malty finish that comes off a bit dry. not as sticky as I would like it to be.
Overall: As good as it tastes it is simply not enough. to make you want to think this is the best lager you ever had. Very good, but there are some European counterparts that give you a lot more for half the money.

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Flight317
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of axxe
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottled on 10/31/14. Complexity with 10 grains and 10 hops, but I like the "booziness"

Photo of JVan
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up a few weeks back up in Totowa, having never had this before. Thought the idea was cool but given that Dogfish Head hasn't brewed many beers along these lines, I was wondering how good this would be. As others have alluded to on here, there is so much going on that the hops and malts seem to cancel each other out, resulting in a brew that's part Pils, part Kolsch, part Mead, and totally discombobulated. While not a drain pour, I felt that there was so much more that this could have been, instead of something that I couldn't quite figure out.

This had a good pour to it as the golden hue, frothy head, and soapy lacing all were in harmony with each other. Lots of carbonation and bubbles coming up in streams from the get-go as this remained light in taste because of them. Grape and grain were in the nose as the various malts and sour grass came through in the taste. There was a bit of honey here as well which gave a stickiness, sweetness, and body to this beer that it needed from becoming just another Pilsner. Slightly grainy, this was manageable without the having the fruit flavors take over too much. The apple really kicked in in the aftertaste, which was a bit of a deterrent.

The booze was strong but not terribly noticeable, thankfully. This was an Imperial Pilsner stylistically but when it came to the taste and body, there was just too much going on here for this to fall nearly into that category. It's been a while since I had a beer that tailed off from the initial sip to the aftertaste that lingered but that was the case here. Props to Dogfish Head for going outside of the norm with this but I wasn't quite feeling it and can only hope that Beer Two Thousand stands a bit more above the crowd when it comes out.

Photo of Gtg642
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimmys
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

bottled 10-30-14. big bottle.

A: was hoping this lager would be a bit brighter, but there is definitely some chill haze in there. if they in fact used 10 different malts in here, they were all very light in color. and probably light in use.

S: smells malty, like a mega bock bier. a little bit of DMS? yeah I think there is definitely some DMS in there.

T: a mild fruitiness I would imagine comes for the large variety of hops used in this brew. vegetables. malty sweetness. not getting any heat which is nice. not hoppy at all.

M: big bodied brew, moderate amount of carb.

D: not bad, but needs some fine tuning. turned off by the DMS and seems like it could have been a little more fine tuned before publishing.

Photo of potownbill
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Beer Thousand from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.