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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: 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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nucmedmario

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-12-2012 23:22:48 | More by nucmedmario
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2012 17:15:34 | More by bonbini26
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Jules11788

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-09-2012 18:59:30 | More by Jules11788
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Stumpy29er

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-08-2012 22:50:43 | More by Stumpy29er
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-08-2012 20:42:51 | More by Hessian257
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.7%

01-08-2012 10:16:32 | More by Nihilistkid
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dhabersa

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-08-2012 01:24:26 | More by dhabersa
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towlea25

Washington

1/5  rDev -72.8%

01-07-2012 23:52:26 | More by towlea25
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Beejay

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An apricot orange flavor that fades to yellow, and a touch of haze. A nice tan head is on top.

S: Sweet raspberries with a nice subtle tart smell. There is almost a cotton candy thing in there, or perhaps chocolate covered cherries. The finish definetely tells the abv.

T: sweet raspberry, and perhaps sugar cookies. There is a nice floral note in there, almost a soft rose petal flavor. The finish is has a bit of wheat bread and a significant amount of alcohol and a touch of extract.

M: Slightly thick mouthfeel, yet it still maintains an interesting softness. Carbonation is fine in consistancy, and medium in level.

O: overall tasty, although very much a sipper beer. It is somewhere between tart and cloying. Glad i got the small size.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 00:46:50 | More by Beejay
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-06-2012 22:28:03 | More by Dope
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Auracom

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

5-6 oz. of a bomber poured on January 5th, 2012 into a Bruery tulip.

A - Really like the coloring on this one. Has the looks of a white zinfandel, only with a darker, more golden hue. Super clear and a bit polarizing. Expectedly poor retention. Okay lacing.

S - Overt raspberries, cranberries, and alcohol. I dislike using the word "medicinal" to describe any brew, but this one sort of fits the bill. Some yeast spice and slight malt grains underneath, not nearly enough to round out the dominate fruit aroma.

T - Definitely more of a liquer than anything. Raspberries are absolutely dominant. Alcohol, light pepper, and clover underneath.

M - Medium body, very low carbonation, and puree-like smoothness (I guess DFH described this one pretty accurately). Sweet, medium-length finish with enough alcohol warming in the back to rival any stout or barleywine I've experienced.

D - The intensity of the fruit, combined with the pure alcohol-warming finish makes this a true sipper. I don't know where age can take this one as far as the fruit character is concerned. very difficult for me to handle more than 3-4 oz. of this one, ended up DP'ing the rest of my glass and sealed the bottle for tomorrow, though I doubt I'll make much more of a dent.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 16:26:08 | More by Auracom
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rderedin

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-06-2012 03:54:22 | More by rderedin
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Codytucker13

New York

5/5  rDev +35.9%

01-06-2012 03:47:51 | More by Codytucker13
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-05-2012 18:29:14 | More by djrn2
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pushstartnow13

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-05-2012 02:22:26 | More by pushstartnow13
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-04-2012 22:17:16 | More by IdrinkGas
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calcio360jrd

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-04-2012 15:20:34 | More by calcio360jrd
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at DFH in Rehoboth Beach.

A: Served in a goblet, Fort was pinkish-red in color with a small off-white head. Moderate head retention and very minimal lacing.

S: Definitely some raspberries, very rich and fresh, slightly sweet. Not really much else going on in terms of flavors, but there is a sizeable alcohol presence as well.

T: Lots of raspberries again, slightly tart, a bit of brown sugar and raisins. There is again a pretty good amount of alcohol coming through.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Certainly very fresh. The raspberry flavor was strong, but the booziness made it hard to drink. Would be interested in laying down a bottle for a few years, but there are other beers I would rather cellar more.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2012 14:47:28 | More by mdaschaf
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Sevesteve

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

01-04-2012 01:02:23 | More by Sevesteve
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

01-03-2012 23:07:23 | More by Turbodog666
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duceswild

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-03-2012 05:10:04 | More by duceswild
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-01-2012 17:13:19 | More by BrewtalAlement
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gearzstang

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

01-01-2012 02:41:27 | More by gearzstang
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jamiekimble

Florida

1/5  rDev -72.8%

01-01-2012 02:12:04 | More by jamiekimble
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-31-2011 23:18:35 | More by Brown120
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.