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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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robgage

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-01-2014 03:30:50 | More by robgage
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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-31-2013 16:27:34 | More by EvilAsh
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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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crowbar540

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-18-2013 15:30:46 | More by crowbar540
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-10-2013 14:35:44 | More by AngusOg
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Radome

California

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

12-05-2013 03:48:42 | More by Radome
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jfstilling

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-01-2013 16:18:32 | More by jfstilling
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +28.8%

2005 vintage bottle poured into a DFH tulip glass and served at roughly 50°F

A-Pink grapefruit/ruby deep color, medium sized bubbles in head with minimal lacing, small effervescent bubbles from bottom of glass.

S-Sweet heavy malt and molasses, fading to sweet fruit, a bit of dark fruit on top of the main raspberry notes.

T-First impression is a raspberry hard candy with a bit of resiny molasses. Light booze given the ABV, slightly tart, small, enjoyable alcohol burn that fades slowly.

M-"Wet" mouthfeel, good effervescence with lingering tingle, coats the mouth well to let the flavors sink in, lasting character.

O-4.75/5 because this one was a bit carboardy due to its age and may have been just slightly past its prime. Maybe the 2006-2007 would have scored a 5, will seek out more for future sampling. An exemplary fruit beer.

11-25-2013 18:46:53 | More by DersOne
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-25-2013 00:26:07 | More by XmnwildX12
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snailman22

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-20-2013 06:50:15 | More by snailman22
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-16-2013 09:10:33 | More by gillagorilla
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-15-2013 04:10:16 | More by Hypersomnia
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-14-2013 04:14:17 | More by jaydoc
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-12-2013 01:15:07 | More by Dawkins
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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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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-09-2013 22:14:37 | More by jtladner
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slainte35

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11-01-2013 18:54:34 | More by slainte35
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Bstewart


4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

10-30-2013 15:37:51 | More by Bstewart
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guido19

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-25-2013 17:45:17 | More by guido19
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ititani

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Book

Alabama

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-18-2013 02:10:36 | More by Book
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.59/5  rDev +24.7%

A 1 pint/9.6 fl oz poured into a glass mug. Bottled in 2008 and cellared.

Appearance: Pours a clear pumpkin/ amber orange with a small white head that stays throughout. No real lacing.

Smell: Raspberries, raspberry tart, candy, and alcohol on the nose. Very malty. The raspberries bring both sweet and sour qualities.

Taste: Both sweet and sour in the taste. Nicely balanced. At 18% the alcohol is present in the taste and warms as it is consumed.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy and somewhat sticky over the palate. A sweet beginning but finishes tart. Extremely Slight carbonation.

Overall: This is truly one of my favorite beers. A unique beer even for the style. I was actually lucky enough to meet Sam at the old Brickskeller in Washington DC and begged him not to stop brewing this awesome beer.

10-16-2013 19:58:34 | More by MarvinSnyder
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-13-2013 00:18:25 | More by BColton1
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damienblack

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-10-2013 04:01:13 | More by damienblack
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lovethebelgians

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-07-2013 17:50:19 | More by lovethebelgians
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.