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Tweason'ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,203 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,203
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 22.08%
Wants: 30
Gots: 92 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of crossovert
2.65/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. Bottled on 1/30/12.

It pours a nice gold with a slight red hue. The head quickly fizzes away with no lacing.

The smell is rampant with sorghum. The strawberry is a nice unique touch though, if you sniff it for awhile it starts to dominate.

The flavor is slightly tart which is surprising. The sorghum just ruins it though. I think brewers should just stop with the sorghum it is a failed experiment. It tastes kind of like cough medicine.

Fails in the flavor.

Photo of Metalmonk
3.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Peachy golden/orange color, with a crackling, slight head, which doesn't stick around very long.

Reasonably vibrant fruit-centric nose, the strawberry definitely cuts through nicely, having a perfectly natural character. Some creek stone/mineral sorts of smells too, very clean, and incredibly simple. Not necessarily a bad thing, of course.

Kind of the same on the tongue, with the buckwheat honey felt just a tad underneath the still-dominant strawberry flavor. Feel-wise it's crisp and lively, kind of soda-like in that department, and the finish just keeps a kind of plastic-y fruity thing riding out, but even that is pretty faint. Kind of tart too, especially with just a bit of warming.

It's as if a Strawberry Crush soda was watered down just a tad. Not one I'd go back to, but not one to despise either. A decent alternative for those with celiac disease and/or gluten allergies. As for the health-conscious beer drinker, I say eat well and exercise, don't sacrifice your beer choices!

Photo of ucsbmullet
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of justintcoons
2.76/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours straw/gold with a slight reddish tint. Has 2 fingers of white head and light-moderate carbonation.

N: Honey and wheat.

T: Light honey and wheat upfront. The strawberry comes in mid-palate and has a subtle tartness. Finishes with all of the above (honey, wheat, strawberry) along with a very strange unidentifiable taste...something along the lines of a pencil eraser.

M: Light-medium bodied, smooth and clean.

O: The strawberry flavors are very nice and do not come off artificial. I personally would not buy this again.

Photo of Rhynes2
3.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light orange color, not much head on this beer and it dissipated pretty quickly. Other than that, the smell has a slight hint of strawberries and honey. I was expecting those scents to pop a little more but over all its very pleasant. The flavor is strawberry in the front with honey adding the sweetness behind it. It's not a strawberry flavor that comes out and grabs your attention but its not hidden either. Very good balance here. I'm really not a fan of this type of brew but i'm very impressed with this one. Great job from Dogfish Head on this one.

Photo of Mattylegend
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of Naugros
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first gluten-free beer. As much as I rail against DFH getting the benefit of the doubt and reviewers starting their scores higher than with other breweries, I do try everything they put out there and it took DFH doing a gluten-free to get me to try one.

The only other strawberry beer I have to compare this to is Samuel Smith's and this compares favorably. The strawberry comes off as fresh and real, unlike SS's which seems artificial. This one has a nice tartness to counter the mile sweetness, creating a good balance.

The strawberries are a bit hidden by the oddness of the sorghum in the smell, but I don't mind since I like beers that taste better than they smell. I have to use "oddness" since I'm not that familiar with sorghum and now I know why it isn't popular...it has an odd smell to it.

It's a really refreshing beer, but the grains really leave a mark on the tongue at the end, but that's my biggest knock on this one...not a bad thing.

Photo of BluBeers
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of korguy123
3.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip.

A- Pours a rich orange with a definite red hue too it. Very quick lived one finger white head that drops to wisps. Lacing is minimal.

S- Sweet strawverries and honey. There is a bubble gum smell that makes it smell delicious.

T- Quite watery. Honey, strawverries and bubble gum with a slight bitter finish.

M- Thin bodied, good carbonation.

O- I think if you are going to make gluten free, make it interesting. Much better second time around.

Photo of ncworster
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of hosehead83
3.47/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a white head of quickly fading foam.
Aroma-Strawberries and tart citrus
Taste-Strawberries and apple cider vinagar. Very tart and sour. Would be refreshing as a hot weather beer.

Photo of JizackFH
2.92/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review #604

A - This beer pours a reddish copper color with good clarity. It has almost two finger of loose fizzy white head resting on top. The head has poor retention, and it leaves just a few specs of lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has a pretty big strawberry presence. There is also some honey-like sweetness, and a sort of weird aroma that I am attributing to the sorghum.

T - The taste follows the nose for the most part. There is a good amount of strawberry flavor, but not as much as the nose hinted. There is sort of a strong off flavor. It is kind of earthy, chemical-like, and a little bitter. The finish leaves some lingering strawberry and sorghum behind on the palate.

M - This has a body that is on the lighter side of medium, and good carbonation. It goes down pretty easy and has a smooth feel to it. There is some initial sweetness, and then an earthy semi-bitter but tartness to it.

O - This doesn't have the best drinkability. It goers down easy and all, but it just doesn't taste that great. There is just sort of an unenjoyable flavor, and I think it is just missing that nice maltiness that really would have boosted this beer in every category. Overall, it is an interesting beer that I'm sure some people will enjoy, but it just isn't for me. I think it is worth trying out though. Cheers.

Photo of cbutova
2.84/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Deep golden hue into a pint glass. Bubbly and fizzy white head forms to a small size and dies out almost immediately, maybe due to lack of barley. No lace, ring or cloud.

S- Smell is mostly fruity(strawberry, fig) and floral hints. Honey and general sweets. Hard to describe.

T- Again, fruity and floral with notes of flowers, berries, fig and tart stuff. A general grain and earthy feel as well, honey sweets. General yeasty notes like bread.

MF- Bubbly carbonation, like a soda. General lack of smooth beer body feel. Tart palate.

Hard to describe but it's kind of like a fruit soda beer or something.

Photo of abastias
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of SkateZoo
1/5  rDev -67.5%

Photo of steve50
1/5  rDev -67.5%

Photo of Hanzo
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of leodarko
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Beaver13
1.82/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of caljrjr
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A clear golden/copper pilsner-ish appearance. 1/2 a finger of head, and tiny amount of lacing on the beer

S - Sweet malts

T - Sweet, sourgum. Strawberries, fruit, berries

M - Lightly carbonated, medium bodied.

O - A decent fruit beer. A little sweet for my likings, but not bad.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.37/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

for once im not super impressed by a DFH brew, and for those of you who say all they do is hop like madmen, here is your proof thats not always the case. this one pours a pinkesh hue of yellow, with an average off white head. smell is fruity and tart, definitely spring like aroma. flavor is the essence of strawberry, without being sweet. i respect that. however, we are missing some gluten here, sorghum just doesnt malt right, and its too visible here. feel is fine, white-wine-like in feel, acidic and dry. im not at all into this one, and i am glad i got a single. nothing redeemable here, just a fruity weird drink. this one might do well for the ladies, but it aint no 90minute for those of us in the know...

Photo of facundoCNB
3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - a very clear dark yellow (looks like apple juice), a slight amount of head turned into a foamy ring of bubbles

S - sweet and fruity

T - a weird taste. slightly sour and fruity. don't taste any of the honey, maybe they just used it for fermentation?

M - very bubbly, tarty, a bit hard to finish. crisp with a sweet finish

O - for a fruit beer it's OK. not as sweet as i was expecting, but i suppose it's nice for a change form hop bombs (which i've been on a kick of lately)

Photo of buckyp
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mdfb79
2.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 12 oz. bottle of this at Rick's in Alexandria, VA for $2.99 last weekend. Poured into my DFH tulip. Boom.

a - Pours a slightly murky orange-amber color with two inches of bright white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Head only lasts for a few seconds and leaves no lacing.

s - Smells of light sweet strawberries, wheat, grains, some floral notes, and some light spice. Not a ton to it and the strawberries are faint.

t - Taste of sweet strawberries, light fruity malts, wheat, grains, some floral notes, earthy notes, light spice. A little more strawberry and fruit in the taste then the nose, a step up for me.

m - Light body and moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, pretty easy to drink. A little less carbonation would have helped.

o - Overall a pretty average light beer, but better then Redbridge, probably the most available gluten free beer. Some light strawberry in the nose and even more in the taste. Wouldn't seek it out again but would recommend it to my friend with a gluten alergy.

Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 1,203 ratings.