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Tweason'ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,224
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 22.08%
Wants: 29
Gots: 105 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,224 | Reviews: 289
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Gavage
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a 2" head that falls quickly.

Smell: light strawberry and fruity aroma is pleasant on the nose.

Taste: strawberry, some soft honey flavors, some soft grainy tones, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a a very dry finish.

Overall: as with most gluten free beers I have had, it just doesn't hit the mark as a refreshing beer as the dryness is just a bit too much.

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4.25/5  rDev +38%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, strawberry, cherry, sugar, and alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Wow, I felt like I was drinking a high ABV wine cooler on this one with all of the fruitiness going on. Granted this was a little bit better than a wine cooler as it was more sweet obviously and didn’t taste like ass. I could definitely see this one being a good choice for that girl that you really like but she won’t put out unless she is drunk. Give her a few of these and she will be putty in your hands. You should at least try one though to say you did.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - golden straw with a touch of red. Thin, fizzy white head, starts thin and breaks up quickly. A scant partial cover holding on somehow, but eventually dissipates to nothing.

Aroma - a caramel, buttery note on initial pour. That clears and sets up a pleasant and mild strawberry scent.

Taste - an odd graininess, the malt has this St. Joseph's aspirin flavor to it. At mid-palate, the strawberry shows up along with some tartness (from the sorghum?). Not a bad sweet/tart play. The swallow goes very dry and with a hint of alcohol heat, sort of wine-like. It's okay but it's missing the malt foundation, leaving the beer without much depth of flavor beyond that finishing tartness.

Mouthfeel - feels kind of thin and shallow, which isn't all bad for this kind of beer, but I feel like I want more body, which I likely to only get by including gluten-laden ingredients.

Drinkability - in the sometimes hit-or-miss world of dfh, there's bound to be a few misses. This one didn't do it for me, but I'll enjoy the last bottle on a nice warm afternoon.

Photo of BB1313
2.06/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours transparent golden, white head which fades pronto, average lacing and retention, lots of bubbles swimming upwards. The aromas are full of strawberries and white grapes. It sort of smells like a wine cooler. One sip, is this a wine cooler? Tastes extremely sour. The strawberries are there, but get diminished by the sweetness. This is just too sour for my tastes. The honey is definitely there! Mouthfeel is really nice and is the thing I like most about this beer. Very light and crisp, high carbonation but really smooth. Easy to drink, but it's not something I'd want to drink ever again.

I love DFH, but man I hope they don't bottle this stuff again. I appreciate them trying sometihng different, that's what they're all about, but damn..

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of webmanspidey
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a darker golden color with mild carbonation. Smells are filled with sweet strawberries. The taste isn't as pleasant as the smell, still with some strawberry flavor but mixed with some acidic wine-type flavors. This has a lot in common flavor-wise with some of fruit-flavored malt beverages or wine coolers. Pretty different for a beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.45/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to korguy123 for this bottle.

A - Light translucent orange with a slight strawberry red tinge. A small amount of white head formed on the pour and immediately disappeared.

S - Sweet honey and strawberry juice dominate the nose. The strawberry is not overly strong and is quite pleasant.

T - Very bland overall flavour profile. Some sweet honey and a touch of strawberry. No bitterness whatsoever. Sweet and sugary.

M - Heavy carbonation. Light body. Way too carbonated.

O - A big disappointment. I often find fruit/veg beers to be too heavy on the fruit but this one was the opposite: the strawberry really wasn't there in the palate and this was just sugar/honey water.

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2/5  rDev -35.1%

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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.

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2/5  rDev -35.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +38%

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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.

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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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