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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

945 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.02%
Wants: 140
Gots: 214 | FT: 7
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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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I want to preface this review: I am not an expert when it comes to fruit beer. My girlfriend however; she knows her way around a bottle of framboise. So with regard to my lack of expertise and respect for hers... Sarah take the wheel:

A-Clarity was nice, color is similar to a tawny port, head was pinkish in color and reduces to a skim.

S-shitloads of raspberries (duh)

T-Almost tastes like a raspberry wine, light and refreshing with no cloying sweetness after taste.

M-Hits the pallet with a bright alcohol sense similar to wine but washes clean

D-I could and did chug this

Sam, you're the shit...I found my new beer...buh-bye lambic

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 03:01:00 | More by MinorThreat
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sugarman

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Samstronaut


4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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JohnCurran

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance -Pinkish amber color topped by a half finger white head.

Smell -Imagine standing in a field of raspberries on a cool morning. Now multiply by 10. Slightly tart, slightly sweet, very boozy.

Taste -MMM...raspberries, funk, raspberries, booze, raspberries, malt, booze, raspberries. Not cloyingly sweet, not too tart. A nice balance.

Mouthfeel -A bit heavier than expected but the raspberry, booze, funk and tartness dance around the tongue.

Drinkability -More drinkable than expected. Plowed through the 750 mls on my own over the course of a couple of hours and never got burnt out of the taste.

An enjoyable "extreme" beer. Not for everyday but fun every now and then. Great work Dogfish Head!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 04:03:11 | More by JohnCurran
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craftaholic

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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nathanb47

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

04-28-2012 13:35:05 | More by nathanb47
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Honeycutt

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

10-13-2012 02:53:15 | More by Honeycutt
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gearzstang

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Jamesg440

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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kkdowning

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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marct

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Brehnert

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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littlebibs

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first had this at the Boston Beer Fest with
Sam himself pouring and it was the biggest hit
at the Fest. Big lines and Sam trying his best to give out a taste sample and with
everybody going back for more, I don't think
it lasted very long. It has a unique
taste but although its strong it has many flavors
mixing around the raspberry theme. Its an outstanding addition to the extreme side of
beers/ale. Its creamy, with a candied sweetness
that quickly moves past the alcohol, tartness
and a touch of some kind of lime, interesting
nightcap to say the least. Got this for a 50th
birthday gift and had to open it right away.
Classy stuff from a great craft brewer. Sam
you are amoung the best out there, keep it up!

Serving type: bottle

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DantheRN

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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mcann2pu

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.