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Tweason'ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,210 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,210
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 22.08%
Wants: 30
Gots: 101 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 JohneHoodlum
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.42/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was not easy found in New Jersey. I had to come to Florida to get a bottle.

I poured this into my tulip. Tweason was vibrant yellow with no inclusions. This beer had some light foam, but there was no lacing.

Off the top I smell strawberry, hondy, and a stock pale ale wheatyness (sp.). This was a pretty good smell for a gluten free offering. I like the fruity approach.

The taste had a significant alcohol quality. The fruit really comes out. The downside is that it doesn't balance well. This is almost like a blend of mead and beer, with a lot more mead flavor.

The feeling is like a thin beer, which is surprising when you consider the mead flavoring. It is kind of like a fruity malt beverage.

It is nice that DFH is taking a shot at gluten free. Most gluten free is not very good. I feel like gluten free beer is a message to move on to wine. Tweason is a good time, but there is still a ways to go until it could compete with the 90 Minute. Thank you DFH.

Photo of matthageman
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of IPx
4.25/5  rDev +38%

Photo of Digimaika2
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours very clear with a bright copper colour. A thin foam head dissipates fast leaving a ring, while patchy lacing hugs the glass.

S: Ripe strawberries, grains, tart white grapes, prominent honey, and underlying floral elements. Aromas were pretty good and distinct when cold but as this warmed the smell really goes downhill.

T: Sour strawberries, grains, dry champagne/prosecco qualities (white grapes), and slight warming honey in the finish. Wasn't expecting such acidic, tart, and dry elements. The honey and strawberry works to cut the tart/dry elements a little bit. However the acidic sourness is the main focus, which tastes a little off with few other flavours to compliment it.

M: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Dry and tart with a general prosecco mouthfeel.

D: Not sure I could get through a second bottle considering the acidic quality is the primary focus. Enjoyed the dry and effervescent champagne qualities. In the end though, flavour complexity isn't quite up there with other fruit beers.

Photo of jimelee108
2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of bespin15
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of prototypic
2.56/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of csmiley. Thanks, dood!

Tweason’ Ale pours a very light gold color. Looks clear for the most part. Backlighting gives it a slight orange tint. Seems to have a very faint pink tint, as well. Perhaps my eyes are deceiving me. A soft white head sits on top. It rises just above the surface and falls quickly. Lacing was very light and spotty.

The nose is very weak and below average overall. It kicks off with a malty sweet smell. Grainy and earthy notes are apparent throughout. Light berry notes are present. They aren’t all that strong, but smell okay. Honey emerges and seems to take over. Smells a little buttery and odd. I’m not getting any alcohol at all. That’s about it. Not good. Needs work.

The flavor is also below average. That might be a little generous. It kicks off with earthy and grainy flavors. They are noted throughout. Those are followed by a honey flavor that’s rather prominent. There are some light berry notes, but they are subtle. They honestly don’t add much. It has an interesting buttery-like flavor that I do not like at all. Seems a little acidic. Alcohol is buried and isn’t noticeable. Eh. It’s not good. Needs work.

Tweason’ Ale has a light body. Carbonation is a little active. It feels watery and thin. It’s not bad. The feel is perhaps its best attribute. The flavor is not good, so its drinkability is limited. I wouldn’t say this one goes down easily. A 12 oz. bottle = a bit of a challenge.

Tweason’ Ale is not very good beer. I understand that it’s gluten free, and I applaud the efforts to craft such a product. However, it just doesn’t taste very good. One side note – I love the inclusion of nutrition facts on the label. This needs to happen much more frequently. As for the beer – it needs work. A lot actually.

Photo of Samp01
2.15/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours an coppery orange hue with a small short lived white head. Aroma of berries, strawberries, some honey. Taste is a combination of sweet berries, predominantly strawberry, with a kind of nutty dry weird bitter taste. Palate is light crisp body with mild soda like carbonation. Finish is sweet berries, ending is a rather weird and unpleasant combination of flavors. I did not like this at all, could not finish drinking the whole bottle. Overall I would pass on this.

Photo of Schwag
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dgfishhead36
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ChrisPratz
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of Chugs13
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ortie
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of XavierMuskies
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of YouSkeete
2.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Perfectly transparent light amber color with a short eggshell white head. Pale malts, molasses, scotch and smoke with hints of strawberries, black currants and honey. The aroma is complex, and like most DFH brews almost smells like a mismatched group of scrap ingredients (which is not necessarily an awful thing.) Initial sip is full of strawberry and over carbonation, almost like a flat 99 cent soda from store24. Flavor rolls into a slightly more complex body with the hints of honey, molasses and dry scotch making their way through. Highly carbonated, light bodied with a dry, pale finish. Quite disappointed with this one; coming from a big DFH fan, in my opinion this might qualify as their worst.

Photo of Bendurgin
3.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a slightly hazy amber red color with a finger of white head and some thin soapy lace.

Sweet gummy strawberries in the aroma. Seems like someone dropped some syrup in this one. Yep, this smells like strawberries. I'm surprised by this. Seems to have a bit of a tart strawberry flavor with a kiss of sweetness. It's very mild on the flavors but pretty tasty

The body is super light and the carbonation is what it should be. Overall I'm kind of impressed. I went into this one expecting to pour it out but it's solid. I'm sure it will make a lot of people who can't have gluten pretty happy.

Photo of jriggins6
1.25/5  rDev -59.4%

Photo of Portertime
4.17/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first gluten free beer, I am very interested givne the ingredients and it is a Dogfish Head creation.

Appearance: Pours a bubbly, clear apple cider color with a minimal head.

Smell: honey blossom, flowery, frozen strawberries. Very springy.

Taste: surprisingly refreshing with strawberry jam notes, thin honey, grains, and a flash of watermelon.

I am very impressed and expect this to be a much better beer than RedBridge or Bard's, it almost tastes like a real beer!

Photo of RossCain
2.22/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle (dated January 30th 2012) into a pint glass:

A: Pours a crystal clear, medium gold hue with a very small, sudsy head. The head quickly retreats to nothing as big, champagne like bubbles pop in the glass. It looks like carbonated Motts apple juice.

S: The aroma is sickeningly sweet upfront with a bit of a vegetal character. Touches of berries can be found in the background but assume a rather fake scent.

T: It's hard to say what is going on here. The initial profile showcases a some grassy character with a bit of sweetness imparted by the honey and strawberry with some cider like qualities showing through. The beer is rather a mess after that. The flavors just die after first washing over the palate and leave nothing but a thin, raw wheat-like pucker in the finish. Different...

M: Champagne like carbonation, thin, somewhat watery, and very dry in the finish. Makes for a refreshing and easy drinking swig.

O: I'm glad that I only bought a bottle of this to try. All I can say is I now truly empathize with those that must stay on a gluten free diet (be it choice or not). For those that can enjoy glutens, your tastebuds will thank you for going elsewhere.

Photo of dominic4beer
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mtrog313
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mt24turner
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of RyanGoodman
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of bluHatter
2.67/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear dark yellow with a slight red/amber tint. Nice 3 finger big bubble clean white head that dissipates quickly.

S: I smell the honey, backed by a strong, unique cardboard aroma - I'm guessing that's the sorghum, which I can't identify since I've never smelled it before. But it's surprisingly different yet nice despite my inadequate description.

T: Whoa, that's potently different... It's Vermouth! Very medicinal tasting... Tastes like strawberries and honey mixed with lots of Vermouth. Not entirely appealing to me as a beer...

M: Very dry like a white wine, but nice carbonation. Light bodied.

O: Wow... this is different from anything I've ever tried before. If I had been blindfolded and told I was drinking a dry strawberry white wine or a dry vermouth it would make more sense... but as a beer, it really threw me for a loop. For the rest of this glass, I will pretend I'm sipping a strawberry martini... now if only the ABV matched...

Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 1,210 ratings.