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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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958 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 958
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 139
Gots: 214 | 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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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

Tried a while ago but recently had an aged version. The appearance is a yellow with a ruby tint with a lot of haze. The smell is full of raspberries to the point of being more of a lambic than anything else. The taste was similar although had some interesting notes with a cleaner finish than I would have guessed. The mouthfeel was a bit thick for me but overall I thought this was a well made beer for something so odd.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Bottle opened on 7.5.14
2009 Vintage

Super sweet raspberry, thin.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Draesith, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Zaphog, Aug 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

beergorrilla, Aug 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

paulcdc, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

DrBier, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of AgentMunky
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.

AgentMunky, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

reefa, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

briandaube, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

wrightst, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

kkdowning, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

OptionParalysis, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Sarge3130, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

thomas2357, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

afsdan, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mrfrancis, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

tommyguz, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

dominic4beer, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

NORM4, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of PaulBorn
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).

PaulBorn, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

BKBassist, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

brycevolk, Apr 07, 2014
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 958 ratings.