Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.85/5 rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Awesome artwork. Think I might get one of their shirts from the website.
Appearance- Pours a spritzy head with minor retention. Color reminded me of when T took a cherry Juicy Juice box and poured it into a glass. Color is a light rose and amber. With some consistant lacing.
Smell- An inspiring mix of alcohol, rasberries, hints of wheat, and sugary candy.
Taste- Starts out as rasberry juice that proceeds into a more sugary rasberry flavor. I found it amazing I could taste the FRESH, REAL rasberries in this beer. The rasberry flavor was not cloying at all. The suagry rasberry then mixed with the alcohol to give it some very comfortable warmth. The finish was a mix of fresh rasberries eaten straight from the basket, sugared rasberries, wheat, bananas, and of course alcohol.
Mouthfeel- Pretty good carbonation that enhanced the subdued sweetness of the rasberries, but helped to bring out the wheat used in this beer. Just spectacular.
I've had two bottles of this so far, this is a reveiew of my second bottle drank. The first was with my girlfriend (who is not a big beer drinker period, but she humored with this one) who thought it was stupendous. When I shared my second bottle with my friend, he thought it was a real treat. Further proof that he really enjoyed it, is that he drank a wine glass full over the course of 45 minutes. This is a rarity with my ber guzzling buddy. Who has drank a lot of my other craft beers a little quicker than I would've liked. But this beer seemed to grow on me more and moe with each sip from each bottle. Hands down, my favorite fruit beer thus far.
P.S. I have one bottle I'm gonna forget about for awhile and report on the results.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2006 04:35:48 | More by scruffwhor
British Columbia (Canada)
4.83/5 rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a crisp rose color with a decent white head that goes quickly.
S: Insanely like raspberry, as if they are being crammed into my olfactory. Extremely sweet and a little essence of pale malt extract with a waft of alcohol.
T: Rich creamy and so much raspberry goodness it is almost overwhelming. It has so much raspberry depth, nothing like any other fruit beer I have ever had. It does not contain that fake sugary fruit essence, or a thin I can almost imagine it flavor. The alcohol is almost covered for such a strong beer, but as it warms it does start to creep up. The tartness of the raspberry's does get covered up by bozzyness as it warms too.
M:Thick, heavy, creamy, and it sticks making your tongue beg for more tart raspberry.
D: Extremely drinkable for an 18% brew, would be hard to drink more than one though.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2011 02:03:21 | More by Kakaraht
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.