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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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952 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 952
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.02%
Wants: 139
Gots: 215 | 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:
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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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.

HopHead84, Apr 14, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

InsuranceGuy, May 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

brycevolk, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bossmanbuzz, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ColForbinBC, Dec 26, 2013
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iDrake, Sep 05, 2013
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cp45, Jul 28, 2013
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AJ01923, Jan 24, 2014
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BillRoth, Nov 11, 2013
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MattGeleske, Nov 16, 2012
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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.

Gyle41386, Feb 26, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

nuggetlover, Apr 13, 2012
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ShemRahBoo, Sep 23, 2013
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jaasen64, Feb 08, 2013
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DrFunkenstein, May 11, 2012
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Kreko7, May 20, 2013
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rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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tommyguz, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TonyTalon, Aug 05, 2013
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 952 ratings.