1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
FortFort

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

972 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 972
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 145
Gots: 223 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2005

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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Fort Alström Bros
Ratings: 972 | Reviews: 496 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mamute2007
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradStokley
1/5  rDev -72.9%

Photo of ACSlater
2.32/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of dannyfayy
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Martinus
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of lkokot
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of Paul68
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of cultclassic89
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Jonada
4.14/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. 2011 release. Poured into a DFH signature glass

Appearance: Pours a dark amber orange color with less than a finger of an off white head, that dissipates to a thick collar and wispy foam coating. Body is relatively clear with a good amount of visible carbonation

Smell: Tart raspberries, booze, sherry, vanilla, sweet malt and a light Belgian yeast quality.

Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely with sweet, tart raspberries being the most prominent. Following that are notes of dark fruit, booze, red apple and a caramel like malt. There’s a mild Belgian yeast undertone as well (almost like a Belgian blonde turned WAY up) but is overshadowed by the more assertive flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a thick, sticky, syrupy mouthfeel and medium levels of soft carbonation. Sweet, but not cloying, with a light raspberry tartness in the finish to balance it out. Not sure of the ABV for this batch, but for an 18-ish % beer, this is dangerously drinkable (but obviously still a sipper).

Overall: This has been a strange, random want of mine for quite a while, so it was nice to finally be able to tick this. With that said, the beer itself was a pleasant surprise as the reviews on this seem to be quite mixed. While it’s not a beer that’s super complex, it is a (REALLY) big ass raspberry beer with big flavors, that accomplishes what it’s going for and (most perhaps most impressively) does it without being a boozy mess.

Photo of Rekrule
2/5  rDev -45.8%

2011. I could see it getting better with many more years under its belt.

Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of StephRai
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of masterofsparks
3.32/5  rDev -10%

Photo of vonnerbeer
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of eGodley
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Bottle opened on 7.5.14
2009 Vintage

Super sweet raspberry, thin.

Photo of Draesith
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of beergorrilla
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of paulcdc
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.