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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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FortFort

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BA SCORE
83
good

951 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 138
Gots: 215 | FT: 8
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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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-30-2011 01:13:52 | More by tedho21
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Marti403

Michigan

2/5  rDev -45.7%

12-30-2011 01:00:28 | More by Marti403
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.68/5  rDev 0%

Bottled On: 2011 10:33

A: Pours a golden sunset color with big hues of pink. Not much of a head, but given the abv thats no surprise

S: Raspberries, alcohol, and some light malts. Fairly dominated by the first 2

T: Same as the nose, big on the raspberries and alcohol. The abv is actually hidden fairly well, I would have guessed around 11-12%, as the huge amount of raspberry seems to tone it down a little. Sweetness and alcohol linger, with the sweetness winning out for about 10 seconds after. I guess the ton of raspberries used pays off after all

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. With the abv, I'm surprised at the level of carbonation that is present (which is a good thing, as it helps wash away the booze)

O: A very interesting and delicious take on a fruit beer. The sweetness and alcohol balance out quite nicely and make this dangerously drinkable, albeit still a sipper that should take at least an hour to finish a 10-12 oz serving

12-29-2011 08:27:23 | More by BEERMILER12
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

12-28-2011 14:29:27 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-28-2011 08:21:55 | More by Grebdioz
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%

served from the tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach.

appears a dark golden color with little head. I was actually surprised, I expected it to be tinted pink from the fruit. aroma is very pleasant - very sweet raspberries. the raspberry is actually more mild in the taste.

also surprisingly for the ABV strength, it's not boozy at all. body is fairly thin.

12-28-2011 04:37:38 | More by jmdrpi
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GuitarMC

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-28-2011 03:07:30 | More by GuitarMC
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-27-2011 23:02:58 | More by Beerontwowheels
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Poured from 750 mL bottle and shared with friends.

A-Clear amber, with hint of pink, ...well carbonated with one-finger head,

S-Raspberries and alcohol.

T- Rather sweet raspberry syrup with strong alcohol presence all the way through. The alcohol takes over and hangs on for a long finish.

M-Medium bodied; carbonation gradually dies down, alcohol heat with syrupy feel.

O-Bold and aggressive concept. Too heavy on the alcohol when my mind is thinking raspberry. Definitely a sipper.

12-27-2011 22:06:52 | More by UpToMeBeer
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-26-2011 16:55:36 | More by Gonzoillini
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-26-2011 04:53:10 | More by jpd7374
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pjs234

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-26-2011 01:50:57 | More by pjs234
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

3.68/5  rDev 0%

750 mL bottle (date 2011/10) shared amongst friends and paired with dark Lindt chocolate.

A: nice clear amber with red hues. Thin white head dissipates quickly. Not really any lacing.

S: definite raspberry, honey, and fruity alcohol in the nose.

T: strong raspberries up front, syrupy, some hints of bourbon, fairly strong on the alcohol.

M: dry, crisp. fairly hash alcohol heat but this is expected given the DFH toxic waste parity symbol on the bottle cap.

O: a good beer for sure, very different. It is strong and very fruity. It does pair well with chocolate and I would recommend tasting it with that on hand. As I've grown to expect with DFH this is a very out there ale and I definitely appreciate it. Am aging two bottles as well.

12-25-2011 23:23:57 | More by beerbiatchMD
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Acuity

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-24-2011 04:35:11 | More by Acuity
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-23-2011 03:51:25 | More by jsnoek
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witkovskym

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.8%

12-23-2011 02:22:50 | More by witkovskym
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Clandestinex

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-22-2011 07:25:51 | More by Clandestinex
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%

A: Appearance is beautiful! Its a deep, but perfectly clear red, and bright white head that actually leaves more lacing than expected for the ABV%. When swirled, the alcohol just sticks to the glass.

S: Boozy, almost fuel-like. I get light fruit notes, but it's hard to make out anything over the alcohol. I really wish the smell was better.

T: My first thought was of wine. It's very fruity, can defiantly pick out the raspberries. There is no hop flavor at all, but the beer is nicely balanced. The finish is all booze, but surprisingly, this doesn't detract from the overall good taste.

M: Carbonation is on the high side, the body is medium, but defiantly sticky. It feels somewhat oily too, it's not a bad thing, but thats the best descriptor that I have for the feeling.

D: At 18%, this is a sipping beer, that I will enjoy over a period of an hour or two.

12-21-2011 03:27:17 | More by tlazaroff
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mynie

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

18%?!? I had no idea. Good thing we split the bottle, I guess. A-and, really, this explains quite a bit about the rest of that awful night.

Pours a very pretty shade of amber that's a little limp. My handwritten score is a 3.5, but considering the elevated ABV the lack of effervescence is perfectly fine and this deserves a 4.

Smells like raspberry liqueur: big, sweet, candied raspberries along with some varied nodes of spice and honey. No alcohol nodes apparent whatsoever.

Tastes like it smells, only the honey sweetness gets a cloying near the back end. Overall it's pretty smooth, though, considering its giganticness.

Definitely worth trying, and you certainly get 15 bucks worth of drunk off of a 750ml bottle.

12-21-2011 02:08:54 | More by mynie
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

12-20-2011 05:38:32 | More by JAHMUR
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

A-Clear amber carbonated with a nice two finger head, however after a while it starts to go flat.

S-Raspberries, fruit, and some alcohol.

T-Very sweet overwhelming fruit/raspberries. Alcohol is present as well.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation, and alcohol heat is there.

O-An interesting beer. If it wasn't for the price tag I'd pick up another and age it for a while. Alcohol was strong fresh.

12-20-2011 01:35:24 | More by rlee1390
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bigorange

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-19-2011 22:06:13 | More by bigorange
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours a orange golden color with a slight reddish hint when held to the light. There is a soapy head that givees way to edges and leaves strands of lace up and down the glass. The aroma is of raspberries but the aroma is of real raspberries not a puree. The taste has a big raspberry taste up front. Again the taste is of real raspberries not puree or extract. After the raspberry taste there is a slight hop bite and a tiny bite of an alcohol taste. The mouthfeel is lowly carbonated there is also a slight sticky alcohol part. Overall it is a solid fruit beer. It is not an over the top fruit taste but an actual real fruit. The alcohol is very well hidden and makes this beer dangerously drinkable.

12-18-2011 23:14:47 | More by goblue3509
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%

Had on-tap at the DFH brewpub in DE. Poured a pink-orange color with an off-white head. The head fizzled away leaving minimal lacing. Had an aroma of raspberries and something else that I could not identify. Raisins? Maybe it was the high alcohol mixed with fruit...but the aroma honestly reminded me of Raison D'Extra. Tasted of tart raspberries, sweet malts, brown sugar...raisins...and BOOZE. This beer certainly does not mask the high alcohol.

On the thin side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I wasn't a huge fan of this one and I stuck with just a 4oz pour. Unique, yes...drinkable...not really.

12-18-2011 18:54:11 | More by MsRif
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

First had: on tap at Dogfish Head, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Slightly hazy golden-peach color with a small head that left a bit of soapy lacing, but didn't stick around too long. Aroma of raspberries and grainy alcohol, and not much else. Taste of raspberry, framboise-ish, but much bigger on the booze. Not much else in the way of flavor or complexity, pretty straightforward, pretty strong, delivers what it promises. Medium in body and carbonation. Not a bad beer, but definitely not for everyone. A shot of raspberry vodka is probably cheaper and you'll get the same effect, and be able to move on with your life quicker.

12-18-2011 16:42:56 | More by Rifugium
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.