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Faithfull Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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684 Ratings
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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 25
Gots: 182 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary as a band and its extraordinary debut album, "Ten." In recognition of these milestones, this Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil. Faithfull clocks in at 7% ABV.

(Beer added by: THECPJ on 10-19-2011)
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IMS


3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-30-2012 19:35:51 | More by IMS
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BlackBeer

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

04-29-2012 16:36:44 | More by BlackBeer
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yaksurf

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-29-2012 15:54:32 | More by yaksurf
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nathanb47

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-28-2012 13:34:36 | More by nathanb47
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Buggies

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

04-26-2012 17:00:00 | More by Buggies
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed golden yellow, plume of white frothy head, little retention and lacing. Scent is meek and mild with light hints of fresh and musty hay, as it warms, notes of sweet watery fruit come through along with moderate spice and faint bready yeast. Taste more fruit forward than scent dictates, and even though i know currants are used, I get more sweet watery fruit and light berry notes. Earthy dried hay, light bit of funkiness, moderate spice and some bready yeast. Medium bodied, bubbly and a touch on the dry side. Overall, not too bold or complex but lightly refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2012 18:01:27 | More by rfgetz
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woodjjacct

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-24-2012 01:59:52 | More by woodjjacct
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a clear golden yellow with 2 fingers of detergent like head, great lacing. smells of bready yeast, black peppercorn, lemon peel. initial strong alcohol taste followed by a malty sweetness and followed up by a weird peppery zest. taste of pepper, lemongrass, belgian yeast.. has a funky aftertaste. medium bodied with a creaminess to it, light carbonation. not bad for an odd take at a belgian.. things i'd like different are less funk on the after taste, maybe more carbonation.. or a champagne like feel to it would feel more traditional. oh, and i'm not a fan of pearl jam at all, so the label art made me cringe a bit. these are all minor things though, the beer looks beautiful when poured, smells and tastes refreshing, and that's what counts.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 18:10:17 | More by facundoCNB
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw colored yellow with lively bubbles of carbonation beneath the pure white, foamy head.

Aromas of Belgian yeast, black pepper and currants float from the glass. The fruit aromas bordering on vinous really appear more as it warms and there is just a hint of sugar.

The flavor offers a more pronounced fruit profile featuring the berry-like currants and again subtle sugars and a generous pepper kick when the beer is first poured. It even becomes a touch bready at the very end.

Medium in body with generous carbonation and a cloying finish.

I was rather impressed with this beer. True to DFH form it was not a pure example of the style but the ingredients used made for a tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 01:56:28 | More by CHADMC3
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bluelynbrewing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-22-2012 01:42:15 | More by bluelynbrewing
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Novanglus


3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-20-2012 03:43:14 | More by Novanglus
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norm36


4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-19-2012 01:23:37 | More by norm36
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-18-2012 02:48:47 | More by RyanGoodman
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tln13

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

04-15-2012 23:36:46 | More by tln13
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nuggetlover

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-13-2012 16:35:02 | More by nuggetlover
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear light golden color with a thinnish white head with minimal retention. Smells a bit fruity with a bit of pepper mostly. A light bit of non descript dark fruits with a Belgian yeasty twang. Taste is a bit sweet with dark fruits, candied sugar, pepper, and clove. Medium body and level of carbonation with a sweet slick mouthfeel. Decent beer, I enjoyed it, but it really didn't wow me.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 23:43:34 | More by johnnnniee
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Cane4Beer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-11-2012 22:04:37 | More by Cane4Beer
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barczar

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy dark straw color with a moderate, dense white head that dissipates slowly, leaving lace.

Aroma is sweet, corny grain with a fairly dominant grape like fruitiness. There's a hint of belgian yeast esters.

Flavor is allover the board. Almost cloyingly sweet corny malt forms the backbone, with strong currant tartness providing contrast, leading to a somewhat bland, dry finish. Belgian esters are fairly masked by lemon.

Body is on the light side with a fairly high level of carbonation. There's significant alcohol warmth at the finish.

Overall, the fruit additions mask the belgian yeast character too much for my liking. Not one I'm likely to try again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2012 22:26:04 | More by barczar
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Jamesg440

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-10-2012 04:04:12 | More by Jamesg440
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nrbw23

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy yellowish gold color with pretty thin white head. Head lays onto top of the brew and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Smell is pretty yeasty and spicy at first. Some light tropical fruit hops and light malts.

T- Quite a bit of sweet malts. A good amount of yeast and spice. A touch of tropical fruits too.

M- Medium in body and fairly crisp carbonation.

O- Pretty boring and one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 21:47:15 | More by nrbw23
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2012 17:25:35 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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Bkin

New York

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-04-2012 23:07:47 | More by Bkin
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paulozanello

Brazil

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden clear color. White fluffy head with little retention and below average lacing.

Aroma is yeasty fruity phenolic with a malt Bready start. Not very strong.

Taste is Bready and cereally at first with a faint fruit and spice from Belgian yeast and the currants. Finish is sparkly and dry with a peppery bitter note.

Body is medium and carbonation is high. Moderate to high drinkability.

Overall an average Belgian style ale with nice bready start and faint yeasty notes. Godd dry finish and drinkability. Nothing that stands out though.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 16:05:21 | More by paulozanello
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Agold

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is bright clear and pale. Nice short dense head with very nice lacing and retention. Aroma is very mild and pretty yeasty. A bit spicy and fruity, but really not much. Some sweet grainy aroma and a mild vinous thing. Flavor is mildly spicy, not very fruity, really not a ton going on, but there is still some alcohol bite. As it warms to room temp, a bit more fruit emerges, but not a ton. Mouthfeel is heavier than I like in belgians, even a 7% belgian pale. This beer is nice, but unremarkable. Nothing is off, or wrong, but it is nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 04:10:02 | More by Agold
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TheBierBoutique

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-26-2012 14:21:05 | More by TheBierBoutique
Faithfull Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.