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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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FortFort

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BA SCORE
83
good

950 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 950
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 140
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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HopHead84

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Thanks to Eric for opening this up.

Pours tangerine golden with a small white head.

The aroma is dominated by sweet, sugary raspberries and alcohol. There are a small amount of citrus hops present. This has quite a potent aroma. The taste is strong, pungent raspberries. It's very sweet and the alcohol is very strong. I was drinking this and thinking that the alcohol was abnormally strong, and then I saw the ABV and it made sense. This is reminiscent of a carbonated raspberry mead. Considering the 18%, the ABV is actually decently hidden.

Light - medium bodied with a low level of carbonation and a viscous mouthfeel. This is definitely the strongest fruit beer I've ever had. The strength and sweetness knocks the drinkability down, but this is an interesting beer that's worth a try.

04-14-2009 22:56:06 | More by HopHead84
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-10-2013 19:05:45 | More by spycow
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InsuranceGuy

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-07-2012 20:16:46 | More by InsuranceGuy
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brycevolk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-07-2014 15:10:15 | More by brycevolk
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bossmanbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-27-2013 02:24:34 | More by bossmanbuzz
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-26-2013 15:34:48 | More by ColForbinBC
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iDrake

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-05-2013 21:02:30 | More by iDrake
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-28-2013 20:22:28 | More by cp45
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-24-2014 15:41:46 | More by AJ01923
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-11-2013 03:21:00 | More by BillRoth
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MattGeleske


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-16-2012 19:41:11 | More by MattGeleske
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Reddish/pink lemonade pour. Not much going on in the foam or lacing departments.

Smells like a raspberry kids drink, but highly alcoholic. Like a boozy juice box. Sign me up.

Flavor is pretty much along those same lines. Smooth, sweet raspberries, with a hot, somewhat numbing finish. Booze is very apparent, though I wouldn't have guessed 18%.

Smooth, syrupy texture. Leaves a light tickle in the back of the throat. Hard to drink more than about four ounces of this one, but it's still enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised that this was a fairly simple (well, as simple as an 18% raspberry beer can be) Dogfish Head offering...I was expecting something much more, off-center I guess, but that was not the case.

02-26-2010 02:05:06 | More by Gyle41386
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nuggetlover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-13-2012 15:27:21 | More by nuggetlover
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-11-2014 13:07:23 | More by mrfrancis
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cld253

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-06-2012 04:21:43 | More by cld253
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indychups

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-13-2012 23:36:45 | More by indychups
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-23-2013 15:12:51 | More by ShemRahBoo
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-08-2013 04:18:07 | More by jaasen64
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-18-2013 23:49:50 | More by ChrisMon02
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-11-2012 01:06:57 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Kreko7

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-20-2013 19:39:30 | More by Kreko7
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-01-2011 05:28:09 | More by rab53
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-27-2014 02:55:44 | More by tommyguz
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-05-2013 13:16:35 | More by TonyTalon
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a crystal mug the beer was a slightly hazy medium orange gold. A off white creamy head builds about one and a half finger high and dissipates relatively fast with leaving good lacing.
The smell is raspberry all the way, with some malt in the back.
Tasting the beer those flavors will arrive in the same order. The hops will mellow the sweetness of the raspberries slightly, but not enough. But it is a fruit beer, and therefore that is ok in my book. The alcohol is there, but well hidden for the high ABV of 18 percent.
I really liked this beer as for what it was designed for!

01-17-2012 04:25:58 | More by Hopfenpeter
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 950 ratings.