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Brewdolph | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Holiday ale brewed with pear juice and a spice blend including cardamom, cinnamon, bourbon vanilla bean, cumin, habanero. Garnished with a red cherry to symbolize Rudolph's nose.

Added by Rifugium on 12-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Rifugium
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at DFH, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Served in a tulip and garnished with a cherry, this beer was a golden-straw color with a slight haze, and a small white head that receded to a ringlet; minimal spotty lacing. Aroma of pils malts, herbs and spices (cardamom probably coming out the most), and a slight vanilla sweetness. Doughy malts in the taste, herbal notes, cardamom and light cinnamon, hints of vanilla; there was definitely a bit of spice from the habaneros in the finish, but mostly just a tingling in the mouth, as opposed to a razing pepper heat. As it warmed, the beer got a bit stale, with the pils malts leaving a somewhat bland aftertaste when combined with the peppers, yet there emerged some very very subtle bourbon flavors that I didn't detect at all when the beer was cold. Light-medium body, prickly mouthfeel. Interesting, but overall didn't quite deliver what was promised.

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Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats in Rehoboth, DE.

Pours a dark orange color, half inch head, spotty lacing down the glass.

Aromas include cinnamon, malt sweetness, pepper, and other spices.

The taste is pretty similar- the habanero flavor builds up on your lips throughout the session. Some herbal hop flavors, good amount of cinnamon and caramel malt flavor. Some vanilla.

Medium bodied, low carbonation, crisp, prickly mouthfeel due to peppers.

A great little brewpub one-off, this one had a great set of flavors.

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Photo of pwoody11
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of greyghost86
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Brewdolph from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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