GrainToGlass - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.06
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A brown ale, a bit deeper shade of red than our Raison D'Etre, gently nudged to 7% a.b.v. with beet sugars. Sparingly hopped with Warrior and Liberty hops. The grains we used in the mash include Pils, Wheat, Munich, Coffee, and Crystal.

But it's the 'grain' we add post-fermentation that makes this beer so special!

We started this brew day surfing the Delaware coast with our friends from Maine's own Grain Surfboards. They use sustainably harvested Maine-grown cedar to shape their boards, and we used it to add pungently, resiny, herbal notes to the finished beer.

(Beer added by: oline73 on 11-15-2011)
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4.06/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

at its heart its a quality brown ale, solidly built, grain heavy, and strong. not overly roasty, not overly rich, just right in the middle of the road. what makes it special is the cedar aging. i have limited experience with cedar. there was the humidor stuff from cigar city, and i think something from jester king, but other than that not too much. its really aromatically intense, which is cool, and since the beer has some grain aromatics, as in not a super light pale malt beer, the combination is rich and warming and wintery feeling to me. its also really prominent in the flavor, but maybe a little less so. the chocolate malt is cool with it, and while it maybe doesnt mellow the brew out like oak does, it really needs no mellowing. its as cedar forward as a closet or chest for old mans clothes, but the subtle grassy hops keep it fresh not stale, and there is a sharpness in the finish that i quite like. i think the alcohol is right on, the base beer is a wonderful platform for the unique wood, and the dose of cedar is spot on. one of the more unique beers from one of the more unique breweries out there, i was very impressed with this, through and through, and would love to acquire enough beer to do some sort of cedar matured beer event, although im not sure this was ever packaged. really worth a try if you can find it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. Reviewed from notes I just found.

This was a very memorable beer. It had a malty sweetness to it with some roast, but the star was the wood. It tasted and smelled like a wood working shop. The cedar smell was very nice. This beer lead me to try more cedar aged beers.

GrainToGlass from Dogfish Head Brewery
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