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Tweason'ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,107
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.48%
Wants: 29
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: pwoody11 on 07-01-2011)
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -6.2%

A-dark yellow with no head and lots of bubbles

S-smells like strawberry butter and honey grains. good strength. some alcohol.

T-comes in with an oddly tart taste of strawberries, honey, and teaberry. its an odd and smooth taste that seems to somehow work. it has a decent but faint matching after-taste with a hint of cinnamon. as i drink the beer, the flavors start to mesh and the alcohol note begins to become strong, and almost gross

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-at first i thought it tasted weird, but then as i had a few more sips, i started to enjoy it, but as i got about halfway through the glass, i really started to hate it. its just an odd beer. i feel like people are gluten intolerant probably want a gluten free beer that reminds them of BEER...not some weird concoction. DFH should've tried mimicking the taste of barley or wheat instead of tart berries.

02-16-2012 22:22:45 | More by AdamBear
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Jamstone714

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-16-2012 21:29:49 | More by Jamstone714
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notchucknorris

California

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

A: Pale and clear golden color with a thin cream colored head that recedes quickly to a ring around the top.

S: I get some strawberries here, but it's a bit artificial, like those strawberry hard candies. A touch of musty grain and some sweetness from the honey. Perfume like flowery aroma as well as well as a bit of a sourness that reminds me of wine.

T: This is my first gluten free beer and I'm actually pretty impressed. Something about it tastes a bit off, but not in a way that totally turns me off. Some tart strawberries and lemons as well as some pink grapefruit flesh. Mouthfeel reminds me more of a cider than a beer, but it's a pretty tasty beer nonetheless.

02-16-2012 19:25:12 | More by notchucknorris
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.45/5  rDev +12.4%

Bottled on: 01/30/12

A: Pours a clear copper color with pinkish hues. About a fingers worth of head fizzles to nothing very quickly

S: Lots of strawberries along with the sorghum and a pronounced sweetness

T: Follows the smell. Strawberries and sorghum are the main flavors, and it finishes with some more sweetness from the honey. Tastes like most gluten-free beers with a nice strawberry that masks the profile of the sorghum fairly well

M: Light-medium bodied with an abundance of carbonation. Almost soda-like

O: Certainly the best sorghum-based beer I've had, although I haven't had that many. That can be attributed to the sweetness of the strawberries and honey for the most part. Nice job by Sam and DFH to try to make something that tastes better than pure sorghum in a gluten-free beer

02-16-2012 02:45:22 | More by BEERMILER12
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +30.3%

02-16-2012 00:46:55 | More by 1p5v
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kiki3drt292

California

3.5/5  rDev +14%

02-15-2012 21:36:23 | More by kiki3drt292
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev +6.8%

Purchased a bottle of this at Julio's. Glad I bought when I did as this stuff surprisingly sold out FAST. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear dark golden hue with a fizzy one finger head that quickly fades to leave a thin halo and cloud.

S - Strong, sweet smells of buckwheat with a faint, ghostly aroma of fresh strawberries. Light floral notes too.

T - Immidiately I get buckwheat honey sweetness up front that changes to nice clearly strawberry flavours in the middle and finishes with more honey sweetness and a slightly strange medicinal herbal finish. Yep, definately sorgum.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and enjoyable. Good carbonation, alcohol is hidden nicely by the sweetness, though it is a bit too sweet. Almost syrupy sweet, but still light.

O - Overall this is a damn good sorgum beer. Its jsut hard for me to get into these, the after taste always kills it for me. Still though, this is better than other gluton free beers I've had.

02-15-2012 06:01:18 | More by rudzud
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mactrail

Washington

2.83/5  rDev -7.8%

Amber strawberry blonde in color. Pleasant touch of foam but not highly carbonated. Tart and faintly flavored. I wouldn't say it tastes like strawberry or anything else. Maybe a hint of malt. Barely a twinge of hops. I'm not sure what the point of this is, except maybe to brew a cidery beverage that is less flavorful than any other cider-like liquid.

Clean and well made, for what it is. Might be a good quaff but it lacks even that bitterish beer flavor that we like. Faintly medicinal, even tastes like alcohol for lack of other flavors.

12 oz bottle from Olive Tree in OB.

02-15-2012 04:01:00 | More by mactrail
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jeremy13586

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +13.4%

Poured a one-finger white head that dissapeared rather quickly in to my pint glass. Crystal clear cider-like gold color. No lacing or anything. Nothing stood out on first look. The aroma is that of sweet berry with a subtle syrupy sweetness to follow.

Upon first sip, dry white wine is the first thing that came to mind. A bit of berry and light honey. A bit tart, but finishes very clean. A very bubbly brew that also has a slight syrupy feeling. Not as sweet as the label would lead you to believe, but pretty refreshing. Seems like it would be a nice summer beer to have after doing some yard work.

02-14-2012 23:58:12 | More by jeremy13586
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heff316

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-14-2012 22:44:30 | More by heff316
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frenchblood21

Ohio

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
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-14-2012 00:59:15 | More by kaelingirl
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larryi86

Delaware

3.68/5  rDev +19.9%

12 oz bottle dated 1/30/2012 poured into a snifter

A- A clear copper color with a slight red tint and a one finger white head that fades quickly.

S- Some strawberries and honey, nice tart and sweet combo.

T- Tart strawberries, some honey, light earthy notes, good balance of flavors.

M- Smooth, light to medium body, crisp, refreshing.

O- This beer really surprised me, and I am enjoying it more and more. Definitely will pick this up again, I feel that DFH did a good job with this.

02-14-2012 00:48:56 | More by larryi86
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +14%

02-13-2012 16:28:31 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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harrymel

Washington

3.13/5  rDev +2%

Bottled 30JAN12

Pours an orange ale with the slightest pink twinge to it. Some white foam and spotty lace. Brilliant clarity. Smells like a light beer with strawberries and honey - really simple. A pleasant nose with nice subtly. Taste is interestingly fruity - the strawberries are there, slightly tart and effervescent. There is a certain woody flavor along with the honey, which is slight and just barely perceptible. Thin with hi carb and a wet finish. It's an okay beer, but not something I am likely to seek out again. Interesting concept and reminds me more that I drink the bottle, of the flavor I get in Quaker Instant Strawberries and Cream oatmeal (but WAY more subtle, more like an undertow).

02-13-2012 16:16:30 | More by harrymel
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Spider889

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +15.6%

Bottled on 1/30/12, pretty damn fresh.

Poured into a DFH over sized wine glass.

Nice clarity to a thin brew. Shimmery bright copper though the clarity makes this seem a lighter shade than pure copper. In darker light this takes on reddish hues. It was tough coaxing any head out of this one though some large bubbles ring the glass indefinitely.

The aroma is the best part of the beer. Strawberry is light - never artificial or awkward - but immediately apparent. There's a floury bent to things, and the honey actually comes through nicely as well.

The flavor is certainly fruity, though the strawberry isn't super distinct - sort of like if you didn't know what fruit was used here you might mistake it for something else. The fruitiness has a jam-like quality to it, and the honey lends a syrupy sweetness. The DFH website claims molasses flavors in the sorghum they used, but I am not getting anything that dark or heavy in my bottle.

There's also a mild tartness - a residual effect of adding so much fruit I suppose - but it actually works well. I'd love to see this brewed with both strawberry and rhubarb to really play on the sour factor and add some more depth to the flavor.

Thin bodied beer with a chewy/syrupy feel.

Overall much better than I expected - though this is also my first ever gluten-free beer. For what it is I feel it is a success, but I don't foresee myself desiring to purchase more in the near future. Should I ever fall prey to a disease that required I only consume gluten-free food though, well, I suppose that I wouldn't mind sipping on this regularly.

02-13-2012 08:28:53 | More by Spider889
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +30.3%

02-13-2012 07:17:24 | More by Nightrain87
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Very little lacing.

S: Not huge aroma here, but some strawberry and malt were evident.

T: Tasted of strawberry, honey, and some malt. Mostly this was a thin, uninteresting beer. Either the strawberry and honey didn't work well together, or there wasn't enough of them. Not a great flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a creamy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This might be my least favorite Dogfish Head beer. It seems like a half-formed idea of a beer.

02-12-2012 12:46:56 | More by avalon07
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +17.3%

Dogfish Head
Tweason'ale

Pours a light clear golden color with a small fizzy head. In the aroma, fresh strawberries and a mint like herbal note. The taste is similar, tasty strawberries, gummy sorghum, a touch of herb, spice, bitters, and finishes sweet. Not too beery, but a little alcohol. Comes off a bit winecooler-esque, but a good one. Refreshing flavor. Light bodied, fizzy feel. Overall, this is a great option for those with gluten allergies. Tastes like a more commercial flavored malt beverage, sans malt.

02-12-2012 07:41:06 | More by Stinkypuss
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grittybrews

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +28.7%

Poured an absolutely clear tangerine color with a finger of bright white head. Aroma of honey and sweet strawberries -- this one isn't kidding about the fruit component.

Moderate carbonation and a light mouthfeel. Strawberries up front followed by wheaty notes (though obviously there isn't any) and a fuller, sweeter honey/berry quality on the finish.

Actually enjoyed this one quite a bit...maybe a little too strawberry-dominated, but it doesn't come across too artificial or cloying. Gives Festina Pêche a run for its summer money!

02-12-2012 05:01:24 | More by grittybrews
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brotherloco

California

3.5/5  rDev +14%

02-12-2012 04:37:34 | More by brotherloco
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +15.6%

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 1/30/12. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like strawberries, honey, and there's also a grainy aroma. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also a slight green grape/white wine-like flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, and it has decent carbonation. Overall I think it's a decent enough brew. For a gluten-free beer, it's not bad at all. I'd buy it again, it is refreshing and easy to drink. $8.99 for a 4-pack.

02-12-2012 00:36:32 | More by bluejacket74
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev +14%

02-11-2012 22:42:00 | More by Lantern
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christopheraknox

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +14%

02-11-2012 21:56:04 | More by christopheraknox
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

02-11-2012 20:45:35 | More by Donsmitty
Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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