Dogma (7,4%) | BrewDog

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205 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The truth. You don’t want to hear the truth. The truth’s no longer out there bubba. Just chicken ass lies. Become a Dogma Disciple. Believe in the birds and the bees. Act crazy, be heavily armed at all times and scream in German. Dogma is an indulgent, decadent and encapsulating scotch ale brewed with 10 different types of malt all blended together with Scottish heather honey. Soak up the sweet nectar like a jackrabbit on heat. This beer is not cool. You may think it is, but that is just a beautiful lie fabricated by clowns and gypsies.

Added by dgilks on 04-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
55
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of DG2795
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GodDevil
4.74/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of werehereforthebeer
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joeyphunk
4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pallison123
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a pretty fantastic beer. It's not a 'wee heavy' as a beer of that style would clock in at trad Scottish standards around 4.5 to 5.0 ABV with some serious malt action - but this goes further. To me this is theScottish equivalent of American 'imperial IPAs' - which have nought to do with trad IPAs but emphasize the local ingrdients to the max - in the former case local hops - in Dogma's case Malt. Drink this approaching room temperature to get the full effect of what is good in Scottish Ale. Remember your first Belhaven - when you were a wee lad? It was pretty special. This takes that style to a new level of awesomeness.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, I guess a whole new entry was required because they dropped the booze a paltry 0.4%, eh? Oh, and reworked labeling, blah blah blah.

This beer pours a clear (I think), dark orange-tinted brown hue, with one skinny finger of loosely foamy, bubbly, and somewhat creamy tan head, which leaves some melting ghost face lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of roasted, lightly meaty caramel malt, separate wet ash, singed field honey, struggling domestic and tropical fruit notes, and leafy, weedy, and lightly floral hops. The taste is bready, doughy, and somewhat pastry-like caramel malt, watered-down treacle, honeyed wheat crackers, a faint earthy spice, equally tame yeasty esters, cafe-au-lait, subtle Nordic licorice, and still tame noble leafy, floral, and kind of perfumed hops.

The bubbles are fairly low-key and lackadaisical in their wandering frothiness, the body a solid medium-heavy weight (so not disappointing the inherent style here), smooth, and more than a tad (wee?) creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, as the caramel/toffee/treacle keeps things chugging along, the honey starts wondering about its per diem, and the hops bundle themselves back off to whence they came.

An enjoyable and rather easy to drink version of a Wee Heavy, the adjunct honey bolstering the base sweetness, but more in a flavour vein, than by anything all that sugary. Worthy of a go, if you have any predilection to malt-bombs, that somehow possess the ability to convince you that they are nothing of the sort.

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Photo of DanielGryschka
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really great scotch ale!

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Photo of JaimeLondon
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

That was my first wee heavy and I should say I'm impressed.
Strong caramel and roasted malts aroma came out of the bottle a sec after I opened it.
It pours a beautiful copper/dark brown beer with a nice dark beige foam.
Aroma and taste are basically caramel and roasted malts, with a nice hoppy character and some cola notes. Alcohol is at good level, I usually don't like dark beers with cola notes because it reminds me too much of soft drinks, this one is nice though.
Body is a bit creamy and carbonation is at average. Bitterness is at a nice level and it seems that the taste stays on the tongue for a great amount of time.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of audzeejs
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brbrocc
3.31/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BikeChef
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The old Dogma was an unusual IPA-like beer. I loved it. This Dogma 2.0 isn't nearly as interesting. Fairly straightforward Scotch ale with a heavy maltiness to it, but not much else; finishes slightly sweet (honey?), but not in a way that detracts from the balance.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -DF-
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexRea
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsmith413
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Core04
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Catalin90
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Darker than Santa paws...
Stronger than Santa paws...
Sweeter than Santa paws...
As unfamiliar to Scotch as Santa paws is.
But the beer is absolutely terrific.

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Photo of HurrahBeer
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogma (7,4%) from BrewDog
3.94 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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