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Dogma | BrewDog

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with honey, kola nut, poppy seed and guarana.

Added by seaoflament on 03-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of seaoflament
2.16/5  rDev -40%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Not sure of the style but it seems to fit a type of herbed/spiced beer category. The description on the bottles states: "Ale brewed with Scottish heather honey, kola nut, California poppy seed, and guarana." Sounds interesting. Got to try this one at La Bella Pizza thanks to Danny.

Pours a golden color with a half inch of foam, good retention.

Hints of kola nuts, honey, maybe guarana, toasted malts, sort of a rusty nail aroma too (in a bad way). Some grape fruitiness and a few minutes later I got a sweaty and armpit aroma, not appetizing at all.

Argh! Rusty nails again! Metallic in flavor, like sucking on a penny. Some herbal hoppyness, honey, but horrible mixture of flavors!

Decent carbonation but the aroma and flavor ruin everything else.

This bottle was split between 3 people and neither of us could finish our taster glasses.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.36/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shared by Ryan011235. Best by 29-08-11

Hazy and rusty in color with a twinge of orange. Short, dotty lacing from a small head.

There seems to be a slight bit of oxidation here, but the papery smells could be coming from some of these weird spices. There is a decidedly annoying, energy drink, bro-dude herbal nonsense smell to this.

Sweet with a lot of weird spices and fruity herbal stuff. A short flash of anise-like flavors could be from the poppy seeds. A honey-like sweeter finish.

Medium body with a nice dry finish.

This stuff is obnoxious. I feel like this is the guys a Brew Dog's personalities in pure liquid form. Trendy, bro-dudey, self-centered and obnoxious.

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2.46/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Off white head stacks up high, billowing, creamy, and extremely sticky. Pours a hazy brown/amber hue body.

S: Honey! Hints of caramel malts and some spices & herbs.

T: A little chocolate malts, honey, spices, & pepper. However, kind of tasted like what I would think paint chips would taste like (here's to Tommy Boy).

M: Medium body with light carbonation and a lean texture.

D: I had a hard time drinking this one. Not a huge fan. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Huh. Teaser beer that don't deliver. Poured with a great off white to tan colored head and lots of lace. Color is a slightly hazy medium amber. Aroma is interestlingly different. Then the taste is where it all goes to hell. Shallow. chemical. Who decided that this is good? Flav is so off that it's hard to think about body. Carbonation is ok. Finish is too long for the flavor. Glad it's now only a weird memory.

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2.6/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Hazy orange amber color. decent retention, with some lacing.

S- A mess of spices and yeast characteristics.

T- Bitter and unbalanced. Too many spices jumbled together at once.

M- decent med body, kinda thin on the backend.

O- not my cup of tea

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2.64/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear dark amber color with reddish orange hues and a huge bubbly/sticky head that slowly recedes but paints my glass white. Smell is herbal bordering on medicinal with hints of patchouli and pepper. Sweet caramel malts, a touch of corn, hints of dark fruit round out the aroma. Taste is dry and spicy. Starts off peppery followed by some darker fruits and honey. Lingering herbal, menthol taste in the finish. Medium to high level of carbonation, medium body, sticky herbal mouthfeel. This one just didn't agree with me. I love the way Brewdog likes to push boundaries and try new things, but I disliked the herbal medicinal character of this one. One and done for me.

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2.65/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy red-brown appearance. Finger of off-white head.

Nose is herbal and spicy. Different and fairly enticing.

Flavor is overwhelming herbs and spice. What worked for the nose is too much of a good thing on the palate. Tastes like it was dry hopped with potpourri. Blecchhhh!

Mouthfeel is OK. Hard to evaluate over the train-wreck that is my palate right now.

Overall is severely impacted by the flavor. Just a bad idea, BrewDog...

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2.65/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy dark amber/copper color with golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger frothy white head that very quickly fades into a lasting ring that leaves

Sweet and spicy aroma with light fruit notes, peppery spice and subtle sweet honey. There is also an earthy herbal presence that blends well with these other aromas. Maybe even a touch of mint.

There are a lot of complex flavors going on here. There is a very strong floral/herbal minty feel along with some spicy peppry notes, subtle sweet honey, clove, light fruit notes and syrupy medicinal notes. Very complex and interesting but the problem is that it doesn't taste very good. I appreciate the experimentation but this beer should only be sought after by people who are curious to sample it once or those looking to tic.

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2.69/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy, golden amber pour. Half finger white head.

S: Certainly some honey sweetness, spice, yeasty fruit. The rest of the aroma is indescribable. A slightly boozy mish mash.

T: Initially peppery and bitter, probably a combination of hops and maybe the poppy seed? Mid palate is quite herbal, sort of sweet. Specific flavors are nondescript. A bit boozy.

M: High carbonation, "medium" thickness.

O: An odd and somewhat distasteful combination of flavors.

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2.71/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The colour is brown-amber (25 ECU), the liquid clear. The compact warm beige four-finger head is uneven. Good head retention. Thick lacing.

The smell is almost perfumed with lots of fresh fir tree and mahogany. Some mild Christmas spices and heavy sweet flavours.

The taste is bitter-sweet and spicy. Some metal and hints of sour fruits. Sweet notes; coconut and toffee. Passing notes of mahogany. I can feel the alcohol in the back of my mouth, but not taste it. Full body. The aftertaste is surprisingly one-handed and flat. Alcohol, metallic bitterness and odd stale-frowsy spices.

The carbonation is strong; the very small bubbles fresh. The liquid is smooth and sticky.

A very odd beer, this one. It starts off with lots of flavours, but they don’t get together very well. And the aftertaste is just flat and sticky.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Batch 4, best by 2/23/11.

A- pours a nice shade of amber. Looks exactly like honey. Head is 2 fingers, slightly offwhite, very puffy. Lacing is overall spotty

S- honey. Lots of honey. Very sweet smelling...well, its unique, thats for sure. Smells good, though

T- I'm not sure what the hell I'm drinking. Its really sweet, as you'd expect from the honey...and quite frankly, that sweetness is all I'm really getting. Maybe a little of the poppy in the finish...but mostly, sickly sweet honey. Ugh

M- the body is...average. Maybe a little on the thin side...but with a style like this, its tough to set a baseline for what you're looking for. Whatever

D- too sweet. Too overwhelming. Won't buy again

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.76/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - kind of looks like a glass pg dark honey. Tiny foam.

S - extremely light honey and a tiny bit of kit.

T - a light beer with a touch of honey.

M - thin with a slight tingle in sides of tongue and back of throat.

D - nothing would prevent you from drinking this, except hundreds of other better options.

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Dogma from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 364 ratings
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