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Dodie | The Bruery

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3.81/5
Very Good
49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dodie is inspired by a classic New York concoction and shares a nickname with Grandma Rue, who was quite keen on the ritzy drink. It’s got no giggle juice on its rap sheet, but it’s a dandy recreation of the profile of a classic Manhattan cocktail - from the grain (rye, corn, wheat and barley), bourbon character from barrel-aging, and a complex blend of 30+ spices and grape must for bitters-eque and vermouth-like notes. Fancy a garnish? We saved you a step. Cherries and orange zest come out as your kisser hits glass.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
49
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 4/27/2016. Pours slight hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, corn, spicy rye, toasted brown bread, oak, bourbon, cherries, orange zest, juniper, coriander, cardamom, clove, sage, ginger, anise, berries, red grape, herbal, and oak/tasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruit/spices, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, corn, spicy rye, toasted brown bread, oak, bourbon, cherries, orange zest, juniper, coriander, cardamom, clove, sage, ginger, anise, berries, red grape, herbal, and oak/tasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, spicy rye, toasted brown bread, oak, bourbon, cherries, orange zest, spice, anise, berries, red grape, herbal, and oak/tasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruit/spices, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/spice balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, lightly slick/syrupy, and slightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish; with zero booziness. Overall this is a great barrel aged Manhattan cocktail inspired strong ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruit/spices, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable and unique offering.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewone
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Split with rudzud
Decent fizzy head fades semi quickly, slightly clear hazy auburn mahogany color

Nose is just a melange of spices and herb things, orange zest, a touch of cherry syrupy, a touch of grape must maybe, weird bitters and winter warmer spices, a bit of bourbony note, and booze syrupy malt

Taste big sweet bourbon and toasted oak, big wood, some syrupy cherries, lots of bitters and icky winter spices, bad perfumey and pepperminty like alcohol, little orange zest potpourri, icky weird bitterness too

Mouth is med to heavier bod, syrupy, big booze, fluffy carb

Overall terrible

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a cocktail glass. Get out of here seriously, oh we are so going for it as suggested!

No head created, big surprise there, with a body color that's actual quite nice. Dark chestnut brown, but also quite a good mix of red and orange colors on the edges and bottom.

Real nice aroma, and certainly does smell like a good cocktail. Caramel and whiskey warm but also very malt thick. Hints of cherry and grape in there as well which is a real nice touch. Big round sensing flavor and touches of oak. They even got the orange peel in this with lots of spicy whiskey like tones as well. This is just great, and I am loving the cocktail angle this is really ingenious so far.

The palate has taken us back to earth on first sip, but not letting go of the whole cocktail experience. Warm sensing whiskey and just cocktail light with a good alcohol kick. Light caramel and good butterscotch bourbon tones in the mid palate. Excellent sensing cherry and orange with a vermouth like herbal mix as well. Finishes warm and rustic, with a light whiskey like body and heat.

They really nailed the cocktail angle on this for brew so impeccably well. From the caramel, to the light body, the heat and spice, even to the cocktail cherry just a flat out fun brew to drink.

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Photo of billab914
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a tulip appears a brownish color with a khaki cap.

The aroma has some cherry pit quality, minerals, and some tang/metallic aspect.

The taste is caramel, molasses, slight oak, cherry and overall displays somewhat of a medicinal feel.

This is medium in body with moderate to light carbonation. Its interesting and warming with alcohol but I just dont "get" it.

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Photo of djrn2
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siege06nd
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear brown with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of big sweet bourbon, light cherries, and winter warmer spices. Finish is huge booze.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with big boozy barrel, winter warmer spices, super faint cherries, little bit of orange.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, syrupy and boozy.

O - Overall this was a very underwhelming beer, super boozy and disappointing.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of spinrsx
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Chad

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Photo of scottiethebody
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jeff1973
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep ruby-Amber color with a small foamy white head that reduces completely

S- smells of grape skin, marichino cherries, orange peel, light bourbon and bitters

T- orange peel with sweet cherries followed by grape skin, ,light bourbon barrel, some peppery rye-like spice, the finish gives more citrus and cherry

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- decent attempt at a Manhattan flavored beer

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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DVMin98
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Dodie from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 49 ratings