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Dirty Fermentini - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Dirty Fermentini
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BA SCORE
80
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21 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 21.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Dirty Fermentini isthe latest collaboration between Dogfish Head and BeerAdvocate founders Jason & Todd Alstrom. The theme of this beer is Extreme Session, so Sam and the Bros set out to create a unique brew at 5% ABV to prove that beer doesnt necessarily have to be high in alcohol to be considered Extreme. The result is a brew based on a Dirty Martini, utilizing olives as a funky and off-centered ingredient which, to our knowledge, has never been used in a beer before. Along with the olives, the botanicals used in our Small Batch Distilled Jin whole leaf cascade hops, juniper, black peppercorn, coriander, orange peel, lemon peel, and angelica root were all added to a blonde ale base which was then fermented dry with an ale yeast originating from a popular London brewery (as a nod to the popularity of Gin in the Mother Country). This one-of-a-kind ale is characterized by spicey juniper and floral pepper notes combined with a splash of citrus which then gives way to a rich earthiness contributed by the olives. Extreme ingredients and process, without a hit-you-over-the-head alcohol content, make this beer a fun pint to drink that wont leave you wondering where you left your keys the following morning. Cheers!

14 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-13-2012)
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jlenik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.9%

10-13-2012 22:25:43 | More by jlenik
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13%

08-22-2012 08:38:20 | More by Beeradelphia
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-21-2012 22:52:15 | More by standardcherry
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zoso1967

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-17-2012 18:26:14 | More by zoso1967
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demgoth

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-12-2012 02:11:11 | More by demgoth
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear yellowish orange in color with 1/2" head. Some lace stuck to the glass during the session.

Smell: floral, some earthy tones, and a hint of tartness hits the nose.

Taste: first you notice the big lemon zest flavor, followed by some grass and some tea-like flavors. Some soft peppery flavors arrive late. Bitterness is very mild here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Aftertaste is short lived.

Overall: this was a very uniquely flavored beer that was a bit hard to deconstruct some of the flavors. I found myself savoring and analyzing this one quite a bit - it was good.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 17:38:06 | More by Gavage
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at DFH in Rehoboth.

A: Pours a slighty hazy amber color with a slight peach tint to it with a small beige head. Moderate retention and spotty lacing.

S: Rather floral and fruity, some citrus fruit, a little lemon. Slightly grassy with some faint spices - pepper and a little coriander. Slight olive aroma right at the end.

T: Surprisingly fruity, expected it to be a lot more bitter from the olives, but they are much more of a supporting flavor than a main one. Orange and lemon with a little bit of grass.

M: Medium bodied, rather easy drinking with medium carbonation.

T: Was a bit wary going in, but was pleasantly surprised. Pretty tasty beer, and a creative idea to use olive juice...not that I would advocate more beers with it. Worth trying if you come down to the pub.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 21:38:36 | More by mdaschaf
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dogfishgirl

Maryland

5/5  rDev +44.9%

02-26-2012 00:50:42 | More by dogfishgirl
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Rehoboth beach alehouse

A-hazy dark yellow with a stable cream head

S-cedar, lemon, spice. interesting scent. musty smelling.

T-comes in with a faint but smooth taste of lemongrass and grains. has a slight musty funk to it. the end is matching with a slight bitterness, that is welcomed. very crisp, pretty boring.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-very boring beer. nothing extreme about it. interesting in some ways, but very forgetful. glad i got to try it, it did go down very easily, but i won't get it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 00:36:07 | More by AdamBear
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13%

02-19-2012 15:27:44 | More by djrn2
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13%

02-12-2012 14:59:33 | More by oline73
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-10-2012 22:55:33 | More by jaasen64
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-08-2012 13:14:18 | More by BeerThursdays
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

02-07-2012 02:41:42 | More by xnicknj
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WMEugene

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-06-2012 23:09:21 | More by WMEugene
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sample was poured out by Sam himself at the EBF 2012. The brew poured out as a nice clear golden color with a fizzy looking white head on top. The smell of the beer was a mixture of grains with hints of the olive on the nose, smelled interesting. The taste of the beer has a decent flavor, it was along the lines of a golden ale with some hints of olive in there. The flavors were subtle, it wasn't something that was overkill on the ingredients used to make it. The mouthfeel was smooth and light bodied. Overall it was an interesting brew, I felt that it was better than the Wrath of Pecant. I would like to try this one again someday.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 18:22:11 | More by Knapp85
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nickhiller

Texas

1/5  rDev -71%

02-05-2012 21:52:39 | More by nickhiller
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13%

02-05-2012 18:17:40 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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meechelle

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-05-2012 17:58:07 | More by meechelle
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-05-2012 16:41:17 | More by garrisonp
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-04-2012 17:22:29 | More by THECPJ
Dirty Fermentini from Dogfish Head Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.