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Tweason'ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,232 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 22.08%
Wants: 29
Gots: 109 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pwoody11 on 07-01-2011

For our first new 12-ounce 4-packs in nearly half a decade, we replaced the classic barley foundation of beer with a mild sorghum base. The hints of molasses and pit-fruit are balanced by vibrant strawberry notes and a unique complexity that comes with the addition of a malty buckwheat honey.

We believe health-conscious beer drinkers and the millions of Americans who suffer from Celiac disease can cut back on gluten while relishing the distinction and drinkability of this very special brew.
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Ratings: 1,232 | Reviews: 291
Photo of secondtooth
3.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a honey-golden amber, with minimal carbonation and virtually no lace.

Aroma: Sweet strawberries and grain, like a strawberry shortcake almost, but not as appalling as that sounds, really.

Taste: Odd, with plenty of sweetness from the honey and berries. Taste seems a bit flat — maybe the bottle I had was a little aged (didn’t see any evident dates on the bottle)? Not a bad brew, by any means, just not one I’d care to revisit unless I could verify for freshness.

Photo of MichaelProcton
2.46/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Tried onboard Royal Caribbean's Independence at the pub bar, which had a surprisingly good selection. My girlfriend is gluten-free, and she loves beer, but this simply did not taste like one. Too fruity, hardly any malt or hops to be detected. Pass on this one, even if you're limited by gluten issues.

Photo of PunchBroadbent
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer for GF folks

Photo of founddrama
3.14/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An interesting little GF beer. The strawberries are an interesting touch and give it some character where it might otherwise be a bit boring. Not too shabby as a dessert pairing.

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
2.29/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

When I read the label, I thought it was a joke. When I tasted it, I knew it was. It looks like either a urine sample or a glass of apple juice. It smells like liquid hand soap, strong with strawberries. The taste is....well.....not good. I bought a 4 pack, split the first bottle with friends at a tasting, and am now wondering how I will get rid of the other three bottles.

Photo of bluehende
3.4/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Definitely has a different taste. Not unpleasant at all. If I was gluten intolerant this would be a fine choice.

Photo of BigJim5021
1.45/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Sweet merciful shit. I'm almost impressed with how bad this is. Sam and co., sometimes when you're wondering if you CAN make something, stop and consider if you SHOULD. Then never make Tweason.

Photo of JackDempsy
2.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I never thought that I would say this about anything from Dogfish Head Brewery. This was a bad purchase - sorry.

Photo of zxtwou2
2.03/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

overcarbonated, strange aftertaste, just not good. couldn't even swallow it. spat it out and drainpoured :(

Photo of SithPagan
1.55/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

First gluten free beer...not trying another.

Photo of Rschimmell
3.91/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I typically don't like fruity tasting beer but this one seemed fine to me. It finished well as opposed to other beers that I have tried with fruit in them.

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Interesting brew, worth a try

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't understand the low ratings, this is a great summer beer.

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.83/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprising good taste. Hint of sweetness, probably from strawberries.

Photo of Buggies
4.02/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really good fruit beer with a nice sour twang to it

Photo of YayyyBeer
3.64/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Refreshing. Sorghum gives a slightly weird aftertaste

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.49/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The head is off white, has some depth to it but is porous and only lasts for several seconds. The body is medium amber color, crystal clear with lots of carbonation , and there is no lacing.

Lots of fruits, raisins, figs, apple and oranges are all mixed in here. Its very pleasant with a mild alcohol aroma that sneaks out here and there.

Tart, much like a cider, strong apple and raisin flavors dominate the ale. Strawberry and honey also come out as it hits the back of your throat.

Light bodied and teaming with carbonation.


Not a bad fruit beer, its easy to drink and hides the alcohol well.

Photo of bongobeer
3.29/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice clear golden color with small head and little lacing

Sharp fruity,strawberry smell

Sweet and sour taste with some strawberry/ honey,white wine?

Good refreshing specialty beer, just not my cup of tea...

Photo of dodge408
2.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I'm not sure but think this may of been a bad bottle. I didn't notice a strawberry smell or taste,p. The taste bwas of mild tartness finishing with a bland tingle on the tounge. will try again and compare.

Photo of NinjaJesus
3/5  rDev -2.6%

This is not a beer for people who love IPAs or drink beers every day. This is the beer that your wife or girlfriend will actually enjoy. Or the beer that you can serve to your gluten intolerant relative during the holidays. It is a full strawberry flavor with a honey sweetness at the end.

Photo of xxxcjbcxxx
2/5  rDev -35.1%

I don't know what they were thinking. It smells great, yet tastes bad.

The smell is that of a strawberry flavored candy. It's not what I expect from a beer, but it was undeniably pleasant.

The flavor is that of a soured rubber. Very "rubbery." It reminds me of "Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans."

I'm happy and appreciative they're being creative, but they should edit the recipe.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.4/5  rDev +10.4%

Pours a golden color with a tint of red. The foam was very fizzy and did not trail the glass. The smell was full of strawberries to the point where I couldn't smell anything else. The taste was an intense burst of tart from the strawberries which then mellowed out due to the sweetness of the honey. An interesting brew.

Photo of samtrillo
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%

I've had sorghum beer before so I sort of knew what to expect. The malt was very sweet.
Adding honey and strawberry to mix did make the experience of a sorghum beer better but it's not something I would see myself getting as a gluten tolerant person. The strawberry is more there than Belmont's strawberry blonde but not overpowering. It does leave a weird aftertaste like you ate a strawberry cough lozenge. This is probably from the sorghum. Overall it does have a bit of mediciney vibe to it.

Photo of Webbey
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to glass

Appearance: A crystal clear, rich golden color. Little head. Head dissipates quickly.

Smell: TONS of strawberry. Extremely sweet smelling. Assuming that's the honey. Slight hint of alcohol.

Taste: This one is definitely different form anything I've ever tasted. I liken it to the way strawberry rubbing alcohol would taste if one were to drink it. Almost a spicey boozy flavor with a lot sweetness and strawberry finish. Leaves you with a strawberry aftertaste like you just ate strawberry hard candy.

Mouthfeel: A bit spicy with a sharp carbonation. The body is on the lighter side.

Overall: A very interesting beer. I would not drink it again. Maybe on tap it would be a different feel. Definitely stick with barely based beverages rather than sorghum. Creative beer but overall not that tasty.

Photo of JonathanTaylorThomas
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

I was surprised to find this beer's fruity aroma had a mildly tart hint. Part of me wants to session this beer on a lake when it's hot out, but there's something slightly off about the grainy/fruity taste of it, and I honestly don't know if I could make it past two.

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Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.