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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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FortFort

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BA SCORE
83
good

943 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 943
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.02%
Wants: 139
Gots: 213 | FT: 6
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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Reviews by mkotsayfan:
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mkotsayfan

California

2.4/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a duvel glass. Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice creamy one-finger head. The aroma is of raspberry juice, and a whole lot of it. The taste is one-dimensional as well, just a lot of raspberries and a medicinal taste like that of cough syrup. The mouthfeel is medium-thick bodied with decent carbonation. This beer is definitely hot.

Overall, an interesting beer that was kind of what one would expect from an 18% fruit beer, just very syrupy and hot. I applaud the effort however.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 23:02:31 | More by mkotsayfan
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-07-2014 00:36:50 | More by GClarkage
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AgentMunky

California

3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter glass at a Dogfish Head dinner at Rapture. From notes. Reviewed 16 January 2012.

A: Almost a finger of nice head fades quickly. The beer is reddish, translucent/cloudy, and pretty.

S: Whoah! Balsamic vinegar and fruity, cherry cough syrup. Sticky.

T: Uh...It's quite sweet. And still reminiscent of cough syrup. But in the taste a tartness -- raspberry -- prevails. Utterly sweet with no bittering balance, but at 16% what did you expect?

M: Strong and dry, but with a decent carbonation amidst the cloyingness.

O: Too sweet (and strong) for my blood, but perhaps worth the experience.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2014 22:49:20 | More by AgentMunky
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2014 22:32:28 | More by reefa
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California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

07-04-2014 22:23:58 | More by sugarman
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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-01-2014 09:56:23 | More by briandaube
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. This was bottled in 2011.

Appearance: Pours a deep, raspberry red/maroon and gives an off-white head that fades almost immediately to nothing. Pretty opaque and raspberry colored.

Smell: Big, sweet raspberry syrup, molasses, malts, bourbon, vanilla, hint of alcohol. Big smell, but not overwhelming. Pleasant.

Taste: Sweet raspberry syrup, molasses, caramel, malts, a bit of spike, hint of tart raspberry. Like big candied raspberry malts. Big flavor. Alcohol is masked well - this is very drinkable, maybe the 3 years since bottling has something to do with that.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a medium syrupy body. Finishes with just a bit of booze.

Overall: Like sweet raspberry syrup this is quite sweet, but enjoyable. The alcohol is masked well, yet gives it some character. I drank the whole bottle and enjoyed it. Lots of flavor though, with a nice variety of influences.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 21:55:06 | More by Resuin
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-25-2014 02:39:26 | More by wrightst
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-11-2014 13:07:23 | More by mrfrancis
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-26-2014 00:15:28 | More by dominic4beer
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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PaulBorn

New York

4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 Year old bottle poured into a snifter glass

A: Deep orange-brown amber color. Two finger head pour, small head lingers around the rim. Less raspberry color than expected for such a very berry-based ale.

S: Booze and raspberry, but mostly booze. Alcohol content is obviously very strong, but does not create a terrible imbalance. Sweetness and berry flavor nicely compliment the high abv profile

T:Warming abv with tons of raspberry and sweetness, but in a way that keeps true to Dogfish head style. This is not your convenience-store-mainstream microbrew-raspberry ale. Very satisfying, lingering after taste.

M: Nice slick mouth coating of sweet, but boozy raspberry. To repeat myself, balance is surprising for such a strong berry flavor and alcohol content.

O: Better than I expected. 87/100 on the BA scale in my opinion. After aging this for a year I let me expectations fall to an over fruity thick wine as opposed to a raspberry ale. I would certainly buy this again if Dogfish head brewed it. America Strong ale with a nice berry profile (albeit from a man with plenty of berries in his diet).

Serving type: bottle

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 943 ratings.