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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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FortFort

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BA SCORE
83
good

966 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 141
Gots: 218 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An ale brewed with a ridiculous amount of pureed raspberries (over a ton of 'em!). Fort has a Belgian-style base, then we follow a similar fermentation process to the one we use on our other super-high ABV beers, 120 Minute IPA and World Wide Stout.

49 IBU
ABV varies from 15-18%.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2005)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. 2011 release. Poured into a DFH signature glass

Appearance: Pours a dark amber orange color with less than a finger of an off white head, that dissipates to a thick collar and wispy foam coating. Body is relatively clear with a good amount of visible carbonation

Smell: Tart raspberries, booze, sherry, vanilla, sweet malt and a light Belgian yeast quality.

Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely with sweet, tart raspberries being the most prominent. Following that are notes of dark fruit, booze, red apple and a caramel like malt. There’s a mild Belgian yeast undertone as well (almost like a Belgian blonde turned WAY up) but is overshadowed by the more assertive flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a thick, sticky, syrupy mouthfeel and medium levels of soft carbonation. Sweet, but not cloying, with a light raspberry tartness in the finish to balance it out. Not sure of the ABV for this batch, but for an 18-ish % beer, this is dangerously drinkable (but obviously still a sipper).

Overall: This has been a strange, random want of mine for quite a while, so it was nice to finally be able to tick this. With that said, the beer itself was a pleasant surprise as the reviews on this seem to be quite mixed. While it’s not a beer that’s super complex, it is a (REALLY) big ass raspberry beer with big flavors, that accomplishes what it’s going for and (most perhaps most impressively) does it without being a boozy mess.

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2011. I could see it getting better with many more years under its belt.

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Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.