Dog Ate My Homework
Brouwerij West

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From:
Brouwerij West
 
California, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #79
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,648
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 10.24%
Ratings:
137
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 17, 2021
Added:
Nov 29, 2012
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  19
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: A fresh, decidedly fruit-forward saison, brewed with Washington State blackberries and black currants. This beer is deep red in color, but rather than being sweet like many fruit beers, Dog Ate My Homework is dry, tart, and refreshing.
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3.56 by crewfan1952 from Ohio on Oct 17, 2021
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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Whyteboar from Michigan

This ale excels in all the right areas.
Poured the color of raspberry juice with matching bright pink head. Whoa, but then the aroma hits and gets me past the color. Definitely tart with blackberry and what I can only guess is currants. I had to take a second sniff to discern the beer.
The taste is where this really shines, nearly ideal for the style, flavorful and tart and refreshing and dry. My sweet spot for sour beers.
Enjoyed this a lot and wish it was local to me.

Jul 19, 2021
 
3.78 by QuintusHorace from California on May 07, 2021
 
3.92 by AJM_Beers from California on Dec 14, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Reddish violet pour with a magenta tinted head. Pure blackberry melds with the grains, currant, cherry, and bubble gum support, very reminiscent of fruit juice. Taste is much the same, blackberry the clear star, spelt is felt more, slight pear and lemon meld in on the finish. It is sneaky complex, but the juice of the berries do come off slight medicinally. Feel is tart, light, very crisp, starts wet and finishes dry, sneaky sugary in a non-adjunct way. Not bad but nothing to write home about, a fruit beer with unique character

Dec 08, 2020
 
3.75 by caahare from West Virginia on Nov 12, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

pours red with nice head - sweet to taste refreshing

Oct 31, 2020
 
4 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Oct 14, 2020
 
3.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 15, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

2020-06-14
Wow. The label on my can is nothing like the label on this listing.
16oz can served in a pair of SIP fest 2020 snulips. Canned on 12/23/2019.

Pours purple with a fairly large head. Smell is yeast and funk, if I didn't look at it beforehand and see the purple color I might not have noticed the berry streak.

Taste is very beery. Yeast / funk / carbonation, a little biscuit -- with a strong jammy berry flavor, too. Interesting.

Mouthfeel is rich, thick, but airy. Fluffy, as Greg Avola might say. Overall, really solid beer.

Jun 15, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BeanBump from California

Its a little funky, little tart, little sweet and decidedly dry. Its light enough to choke down easily on a hot day but the ABV is just strong enough to give you a bit of a winter beer feel, kind of an in between-er.

Mar 19, 2020
 
4.39 by evanwoertz from California on Feb 25, 2020
 
5 by eldoctorador from Chile on Dec 06, 2019
 
3.69 by sd123 from Georgia on Aug 29, 2019
 
3.77 by shelby415 from Oregon on Aug 05, 2019
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3.02/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by DefenCorps from Oregon

On tap at Market of Choice.

A beautiful dark purple with a thin light pink head with minimal retention and lacing. The nose is surprisingly muted. Blackberries, though not explosive given how dark and thick this beer looks. Fruity with blackberries but not super ripe, mild grain with a mild spice note, mildly white pepper like. Drury and dry on the finish with a blend of grain and carbonic acid. Underwhelming.

Jul 20, 2019
 
3.79 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jul 19, 2019
 
5 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon on Jun 24, 2019
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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by beergoot from Colorado

Dark purplish body; light magenta hued head, thick and creamy. Soft fruit jam aroma; light note of berries. Light notes of blackberry; a bit tart. Light body; dry and feathery with a tangy, dry bite.

Well, this beer is definitely bramble berry entity. The berry taste is rather muted and not overbearing, but there is little else to really define it. The body seems rather light and airy. This would make a decent hot weather thirst quencher although it does lean towards being more dry than juicy.

May 15, 2019
 
4.07 by jason_nwx from Oregon on May 04, 2019
 
3.94 by Lucnifter from California on Apr 21, 2019
 
4 by mrcraft from California on Apr 20, 2019
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4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by TrojanRB from Texas

Pours an opaque purple/grape juice color with a finger of persistent pinkish head

Smells like fresh crushed grapes (thinking Napa), some blackberry, a little funk

Taste is jammy, lots of blackberry, almost like a pie.

Love the mouthfeel, it’s full bodied, slightly tart, pie consistency without being sweet. Slightly funky

Apr 16, 2019
 
3.96 by EdTheEdge from California on Mar 16, 2019
 
4 by paulish from New York on Mar 15, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

Big thanks to Tim for this can. Cheers man!

I was expecting a pink hue influenced by the dark berry, but this thing is beer red! Straight dark cherry juice color with some opacity and a loose bubbled pink foam on top that lasts.

A very blackberry forward aroma masks nearly everything else. Tart dark fruit with a touch of dusty wheat like grain and a low key earthy finish.

Wow. Tons of blackberry. The sweet fruit is balanced with a mild cereal grain, peppery yeast touches, and herbal hop end.

I can't help but think of this reminding me of a sparkling red wine. Perhaps a holiday Cranberry Martinellis. Super spritzy and carbonated with sweet and tart blasts. Very easy to drink.

I'll say that a lot of the Saison likeness gets lost to the berry dominance, but this is a fun, unique, and tasty beverage.

Cheers.

Mar 12, 2019
 
4.61 by Plinytheeldest from California on Mar 11, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Drank 6/13/14 @ World of Beer Evanston.

Murky raspberry hue.

Pinkish/cream head; minimal lace.

Mildly tart blackberry nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Smooth, mildly tart blackberry flavors; a pleasant, session-able brew.

Mar 04, 2019
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

Haterz gonna hate, Raul gonna play. And yeah, like antz on a log (da snack) Raul is feelin this one. Beautiful purple hue like the beets ur girl ate on her lunch salad. Taste is money like Too Short’s last single (see you at the strip club, Short Dog).

I’m out.

Jan 22, 2019
 
2.97 by StoutSnob40 from California on Nov 24, 2018
 
4.12 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Oct 07, 2018
 
3.94 by augustgarage from California on Jun 24, 2018
 
3.74 by TinFang from California on Apr 25, 2018
 
4.1 by BennyProfane from California on Mar 26, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WickedBeer from Alabama

Surprisingly my first beer from BW, looking forward to seeing how it is. No canned date.

Pours a nice ruby red color with about two fingers worth of pink hued foamy head. Lace is thin.

Admittedly at first I was just getting a lager nose out of the can... pale malts and grain .. but when poured it transformed into a much better aroma profile. Slightly herbal and grassy, with lots of tart fruits (apple, peach, raspberry), along with some farmhouse yeast presence and clove. An overall mellow nose but transforms really nicely.

Slightly tart, more clove and sour fruits.. biscuity and just a hint of bitterness in the finish. The blackberry comes through more in the flavors , and balances a noticeable malt presence as well.

The body is thin, effervescent, and works nicely for the style. Crisp and dry.

Feb 21, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Poured from an undated can into a standard tulip.
Look: pours deep-blood red; about a finger of pinkish off-white head on pouring 2/3 of a can aggressively; weak head retention, minimal lacing.
Smell: as expected in style, the yeast notes are quite apparent, though not completely overpowering; the other half of the smell is fruity, without being tart, reminiscent of boysenberries.
Taste: the taste matches the smell really well; yeast and the fruity non-tart notes dominate; alcohol is very well masked.
Feel: easy going, the body is slightly on the heavier side given the style; medium carbonation.
Overall: a really enjoyable dark canned saison, really consistent out of the fridge and as it warms a bit. Would buy again

Feb 14, 2018
 
4.16 by TheBrewsky from California on Jan 12, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

Got as a gift from RaulMondesi. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours fairly hazy dark ruby red/purple color with a 1 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy blackberries, peach, plum, apricot, cherry, pear, red apple, red grape, fruit skin/seeds, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, blackberries, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big juicy blackberries, peach, plum, apricot, cherry, pear, red apple, red grape, fruit skin/seeds, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness and light fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of blackberries, peach, plum, apricot, cherry, pear, red apple, red grape, fruit skin/seeds, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, blackberries, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance; and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from yeast spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, fairly crisp, and lightly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a delicious fruited saison. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, blackberries, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly spicy/drying finish. Definitely a ton of blackberries in this brew, but it still feels like a legit Saison. Plenty of fruity/spicy yeast character, perfectly balanced with fruit and bready malts. A very enjoyable offering, and unique style example.

Jan 06, 2018
 
3.99 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
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4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Tadertot from California

On tap, pours with a half inch of foam and is a beautiful ruby pinkish red color. Medium effervescence and definitely a fruity, light beer. As another reviewer mentioned, this might not be for everyone. Slightly sour with plenty of blackberry notes. Light and crisp.

Nov 07, 2017
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