Faithfull Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by thebrood1987:
4.25/5 rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
It has a nice potent fruity Belgian yeast smell with a bit of berry from the currants and some sweet kinda grainy malts and maybe some earthy hop presence as well. I know it has some characteristics of a cheaper adjunct beer the appearance and somewhat the taste but it was made so that is was pleasing the band who said they liked fruity alcoholic beverages and mexican lagers. This is like a craft beer version of the 2 combined.
With that being said I get a bit of spicy fruity hop then with some cereal sweet malt ending with some fruity berry tastes from the currants and Belgian yeast and a very subtle earthy hoppiness to finish off the taste. For such a standard style its has a nice big taste to it. You can't really make a Belgian Golden Ale taste any better or "extreme" than this unless if you hop it to the hills and have a crazy alcohol percentage.
What I like best about this beer is the thicker almost creamy almost syrupy mouthfeel for it being a yellow golden beer. The body of this beer almost reminds me of some of the lower alcoholic stout beers which tells you this beer is made with quality right there. I also like that it hides the 7 percent so well its as drinkable and goes down as easy as any of those adjunct lagers.
I can understand why some people don't like this beer that much or its nothing special but for the style of it being a Golden Ale its amazing.I think the problem is that a lot of people don't like golden ales? With that being said I recommend this beer as another well made line of beers in Dogfish's music beers.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2011 02:55:25 | More by thebrood1987
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3.45/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Huge Pearl Jam fan, so i bought 18 of these. One left to age. My favorite band from my favorite brewery. I'll be honest though, it taste more like a Belgium Ale, there is a creamy note to this beer with a bit of spice. Not much on the hoppy note, I'll update once it has a little age on it.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 14:05:15 | More by paskinsj
Faithfull Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.