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Tweason'ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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71
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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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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +28.7%

The beer pours an incredibly clear, dark amber with a slightly reddish tint. There is no head nor lacing, but it still looks incredibly elegant. The smell is quite interesting with a subtle fruitiness and some strange grain notes from the buckwheat (?). The nose carries through to provide a slightly sweet fruit beer with almost no bitterness/alcohol. It's definitely unique and unlike any other beers I've tried.
The mouthfeel is an effervescent fruitiness overshadowed by syrupy sweetness.
Still, it's quite drinkable, reasonably priced, and worth trying.

02-28-2012 01:00:24 | More by ThePorterSorter
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +16.6%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange hue with good clarity but little effervescence and a thin ivory foam head which dissipates quite rapidly indeed.

Smell: sweet aroma with a good note of strawberries. There's a bit of a plasticy tinge which is not too unusual with a sorghum beer. While the aroma isn't spectacular, I think the sorghum base is mild enough to really let the strawberries come through in a way that strawberries usually don't in a beer. So, on that take, it is successful.

Taste: a surprisingly rich strawberry flavor comes through with a roamy, almost malty, sweetness underneath. Quite a bit of tartness here, also not unusual for sorghum, but with the fruit flavor it works. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation and a mild but decent creaminess. Not too bad.

Overall: this beer has everything going against it -- a fruit beer made with strawberry, a gluten-free sorghum beer -- however, it manages to do well with its limitations. This is not a great beer, but for a gluten-free strawberry beer, it's pretty damn tasty. Judging it within its limits -- it is a damn fine beer.

02-27-2012 19:47:12 | More by flagmantho
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JedediahK

New York

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-27-2012 14:39:10 | More by JedediahK
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured into a Black Raven imperial pint glass. Pours a clear golden orange amber. Thin white head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass. Aroma of honey, peaches and strawberry. Taste is very dry, dominated by strawberries. Finish very estery and tastes artificial, bitter. An unfortunate light plastic flavor with the strawberry in the finish. Light bodied. This was a rare Dogfish Head miss for me. Glad I'm not gluten intolerant.

02-27-2012 05:13:59 | More by LiquidAmber
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gshackles

New York

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

02-27-2012 03:07:22 | More by gshackles
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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powellmg

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +11.7%

Pale gold with a fizzy head. Sour aroma of grass, ripe fruit. Taste was very winy, dry, tangy. High carbonation, almost biting. Some sweetness despite the overall dryness but no detectable honey.

Overall, a very crisp, winy beer. It's the best sorghum beer I've had and compares favorably to DFH Midas Touch. An accomplishment considering no barley--one more reason to respect DFH.

02-27-2012 02:25:44 | More by powellmg
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Kranders

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +15.6%

Pours a deep golden color, with a hint of ruby red. Minimal lacy head that is lost rather quickly. Very interesting aroma, rich in an earthy honey, very natural without a lot of sweetness. Quite a complex flavor. Very sweet right off the bat, filled with honey and strawberry, but that doesn't last long at all. It melds into a sour earthyness that fades away rather quickly. It doesn't last long on the tongue, and leaves you feeling kind of refreshed at the end.

02-27-2012 01:06:32 | More by Kranders
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SeriousALEment

Ohio

2/5  rDev -34.9%

02-26-2012 21:58:17 | More by SeriousALEment
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tread

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

02-26-2012 12:48:18 | More by tread
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.33/5  rDev -24.1%

A-Pours a clear orange color. Virtually no head. Just a mist swaying above the body. Body is transparent.

S-Not a great nose. A bit of artificial strawberries. Wheaty and very sweet. Not my favorite.

T-Yikes, this beer tastes far boozier than expected. Sweet and strange. Not down my alley. Every sip brings this hard-to-describe flavor that is very unattractive.

M-Lighter bodied. Good amount of carbonation. Alcohol shows up too much.

O/D-Bought only a single. This as a four-pack runs around ten dollars. Not even close to worth it for me. Strange beer. Me no likey.

02-26-2012 03:54:07 | More by VelvetExtract
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +14%

02-26-2012 03:25:02 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

02-26-2012 02:58:12 | More by ElGallo
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NaNach

New York

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-26-2012 01:49:45 | More by NaNach
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tbeq00

California

3.5/5  rDev +14%

02-25-2012 22:46:55 | More by tbeq00
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nickthegun12

Alabama

3.28/5  rDev +6.8%

this beer is very interesting, the carbonation leaves very quickly...then becomes flat....i guess that is the style of a sorghum based beer

the taste is of strawberries with no alcohol smell or taste....the aftertaste sticks with you for a while....i really kind of like this beer....it goes down like water and you can drink it really fast...but very weird

02-25-2012 03:31:01 | More by nickthegun12
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shand

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +29.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

I've been interested in trying a gluten free beer that has a chance of being alright. Pours a bubbly, light amber color with a very small head. The aroma? My cat likes it! He came right over and started sniffing the bottle and glass. I like it too. It's a strawberry and honey sweetness. The taste? It's actually quite good! If I developed a gluten sensitivity and had been drinking something like Redbridge, this would be a straight revelation.

I'm not though, so it's just a good fruit beer. It's got nice tart strawberries tempered a bit by the honey. The late taste is this beer's highlight, as it goes down initially there's just a strange sort of sweetness that I'd like to attribute to the sorghum, even though I'm not really sure how it actually tastes. Then the tartness of the strawberries rushes in and keeps things interesting. The mouthfeel is a little bit chalky, but is otherwise well-carbonated and drying. The drinkability is very good, 6% isn't a high ABV by any means, but it hides any hint really that this is alcoholic at all. Overall, a very interesting and good tasting beer. I might go back and pick up a six-pack with the warmer weather we're having in Florida right now. I'm sure I'll get one during the spring and summer releases!

02-25-2012 03:27:34 | More by shand
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev +1%

Picked up a single 12 oz bottle for $3.45. Served at 45 degrees into a wine glass.

A- Pours a light bright golden hue that sits a clear gold in the glass. a off white head forms and quickly fades to a good ring.

S- Very light and sweet aroma. Honey, strawberries, light apple juice, sugar & rain. Smell is refreshing.

T- Follow the aroma very closely. The apple juice aspect is strong here. A sweet zest from the strawberry. Clean, light and simple.

M- Light, a bit watery. Really feels like a softly carbonated apple juice. Some zest on palate.

O- A decent beer to try. Light and easy to drink, but not much there. Best part was seeing the nutrition facts on the label.

02-25-2012 03:12:18 | More by busterthecat
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Brad007

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev +21.5%

Ooh, a new DFH seasonal! I see that that they're tapping into the gluten-free beer market with this.

Pours a clean light gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. It's not your typical malt so color seems about right.

Strawberry essence matches up with the bubble gum of the sorghum and light honey notes.

Different and refreshing at the same time. Strawberry clashes with the sorghum here and the honey finish seems weak.

Dry with chalky bread essence, whatever that is.

A good choice for the gluten-free consumer. It does take some getting used to though.

02-25-2012 01:02:32 | More by Brad007
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +14%

Had to pickup a brand new DFH beer when I saw it in the store. That being said, fruit-flavored beer is not usually my thing. It pours with a loudly carbonated head, which quickly dissipates, like that of a soda. Smell is pretty good- fruity, slightly boozy. Tastes lightly like strawberries and honey. Not bad. Very light and refreshing.

02-25-2012 00:36:43 | More by DrStiffington
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samccoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +14%

02-24-2012 23:40:17 | More by samccoy
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-24-2012 20:36:59 | More by sharpski
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iskeptopotamus

California

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-22-2012 03:04:56 | More by iskeptopotamus
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kojevergas

Texas

3.08/5  rDev +0.3%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into Antwerp Beer Passion Weekend 2011 stemware in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Not paired with food. Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm during consumption.

Expectations are above average just from the label, which I find appealing.

A: Pours a one finger head of no cream whatsoever, terrible thickness, and below average retention. Colour is a transparent copper. It isn't much to look at.

Sm: Very sweet notes of honey, strawberry, cherry, sweet sugars, and clean malts. Exceptionally pleasant and inviting. The berry in particular is wonderful.

T: A honey foundation with berry notes and sweet sugars riding atop. Simple but balanced and refreshing. Would make an excellent summer beer. No alcohol or yeast comes through. It's very enjoyable, but it isn't unique or special. No layering, complexity, or subtlety is notable here.

Mf: Smooth, too wet, and awkwardly thin. The flavours would be better complemented by a coarser thicker mouthfeel that retains its wetness. No cream.

Dr/Ov: Very drinkable, especially for the above average ABV - which is well hidden. The overdone wetness is particularly problematic, and really holds it back. It's a C+ for me, but I'd probably have it again - preferably on draught. I really like its refreshing feel. I like that they're experimenting, but this could be so much better. With a proper mouthfeel, I could see this as a "B".

C+

02-22-2012 02:05:42 | More by kojevergas
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +14%

02-21-2012 22:44:51 | More by poppyjohn
Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 1,107 ratings.