Tweason'ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by JaredKent:
2.78/5 rDev -9.4%
Appearance: It pours a very thin head that dissipates very quickly. The bubbles are large, much like soda or soda water. The color on this isn’t like any other beer. It’s orange. Not amber, hell it may of been amber at one point, but it has a pinkish hue making it appear orange. This is probably from the strawberries.
Scent: It’s obviously lacking malt here. The strawberry comes through strong, but faint. Probably because there isn’t much competing with it. There’s something else though, something I can’t quite pinpoint. It reminds me of lotion, sort of. It’s got to be the sorghum, but I just can’t pick out this aroma.
Taste: That mystery flavor is back. This time it takes front stage. It reminds me of a warm, metallic, coppery taste… Maybe it’s not the sorghum, maybe it’s the buckwheat honey. The strawberries don’t come on too much on the mouth. Just this weird taste…
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Nothing jumping out of the park here.
Overall: Every time I try Gluten-Free beer it reminds me of soda. The body, the carbonation, even the bubbles. From the very first pour the head is made up of such big bubbles it looks like soda foam, not the thick, creamy head associated with beer. The taste isn’t much different. The sorghum always reminds me of cream soda in some weird way, not the sweetness level. Just very mildly vanillin. I just can’t get past the lack of malt. Frankly I don’t have to either. Every time I try these it’s a reminder of how good I have it. Thank god for beer…
08-10-2012 01:28:31 | More by JaredKent
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev +1%
In a pint glass this beer was gold in color. The head was small and a faint pink color. It disappeared quickly.
The aroma was mostly strawberry. There was a little sweet malt. It also had an outdoorsy, flowery aroma.
Strawberry taste, sour. Some sweetness that tasted like honey.
I thought this beer was on the discordant side: very sweet, but sour, and they didn't seem to agree with each other. I'm glad it's only a 4 pack. Maybe I can get my wife to try one.
11-23-2012 19:58:14 | More by lordofthewiens
1.78/5 rDev -42%
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a little pinkish tint. It has a small fizzy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film.
The aroma is sweet chemically strawberries and floral honey.
The flavor is a mix of chemical fruitiness and vegetal malts with a cardboardy finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.
Overall, I don't care for it. Weird chemically fruits with lots of off notes. I've had pops that taste more naturally fruity.
03-03-2012 05:48:48 | More by Beaver13
3.65/5 rDev +18.9%
On tap at the DFH pub.
LOOK: Clear brassy color, minimal lacing.
SMELL: Birch sap, peppercorn, wild flowers, strawberry taffy
TASTE: Crisp, medium body, lemon grass, exotic grain, chocolate mint, earthy, blood orange, tart strawberries.
Even for a gluten free beer it is pretty far out there ... Strawberries and honey bring a ton of complexity to the palate. Good palate cleanser beer.
12-09-2011 18:45:12 | More by Jason
2.63/5 rDev -14.3%
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of honey in it, as well as some strawberry. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of grain and apple cider like notes, as well as some strawberry and honey. While all of these notes can be good in a beer, they don't go well together in this one. The beer tastes messy and is just not to the usual level of Dogfish Head beers. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
08-18-2012 21:41:50 | More by Mora2000
3.2/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from bottle into pint glass.
Appearance- Thin white head that doesn't last long at all. Clear golden color, which reminds me of a lager.
Smell- I can smell both the buckwheat honey and strawberries. Maybe some straw and wheat too.
Taste- WAY more berry in the taste than in the nose. This beer has a sour/sweet thing going on that is quite nice.
Mouthfeel- Almost has a strawberry seltzer feel to it. The honey does give this beer a nice mouthfeel.
Overall- This is by far the worst DFH beer I've ever had, but that's kinda like saying "This one-hundred dollar bill is diirty." It's a good beer worth trying, but I will not seek it out again.
02-14-2012 01:58:19 | More by frenchblood21
3.81/5 rDev +24.1%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a slight hint of red. Lots of rising bubbles and a slight off white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Lacing is light.
Smell: A sweet, fruity, and jammy aroma with big hints of strawberry and honey. Upfront scent of strawberries along with some sweet syrup. Pale malt with hints of grains, yeast, and lots of honey. Also some white wine like hints of grapes. Some sweet molasses hints as well. A pretty interesting and nice fruity aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a sweet, fruity, and slightly tart fruit forward taste with lots of strawberry and honey. Upfront taste of sweet strawberries. Also some fruit notes of white grape. Sweet notes of syrup and molasses. Pale malt with notes of grains, yeast, and a big presence of honey. Taste is fruity and sweet but light and smooth while far from cloying.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Sweet and syrupy but light and smooth.
Overall: An interesting and decent take on a fruit beer. Very light but the strawberry taste is nice.
01-30-2014 08:27:17 | More by MattyG85
2.01/5 rDev -34.5%
Hazy tawny copper color with some orange hues. Thin bright white head with large carbonation and no retention.
Strawberry, fruit punch, cherry kool-aid, honeysuckle, bubblegum. Very sweet on the nose.
Strawberry, bubblegum, candied bitterness from the sorghum.
Light+ bodied, thin and slightly watery. Carbonation is nettles in it's texture against the palate, slightly magnifying the bitter quality. Finish is short with the kool-aid lingering.
I am honestly not thinking about this as beer, but as a gluten-free beverage. The problem is that Tweasen'ale is trying to be both a beer substitute for someone who must avoid gluten, and it's also trying to approach the problem through fruit and honey. It doesn't make it on either front: it has no relation to a standard beer and the fruit tastes very candied and artificial in the final product. While I am a Dogfish Head fan, I think they missed the mark here.
07-31-2013 22:11:40 | More by Libationguy
Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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