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Tweason'ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,177 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,177
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.15%
Wants: 30
Gots: 82 | 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:
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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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.

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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.

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Golden copper color. Weak head. Semi sweet, fruity aroma. Clean flavor. Mild graininess. Sweet strawberry jam. Light body. Over carbonated. Not my thing but ok for what it is.

Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 1,177 ratings.