Beer To Drink Music To
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
3.89 | pDev: 9%
Jun 05, 2021
Jan 07, 2016
Very Good
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Notes: Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. So it’s a natural fit for a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ to be the Official Beer of Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture of record stores and the special role they play in their communities.

Of course, as the Official Beer of Record Store Day, we had to create a special brew for the occasion! Insert Beer To Drink Music To. This Belgian-style Tripel is brewed with sweet orange peel, green cardamom, peppercorns and vanilla. It’s the perfect marriage of beer and music and best when paired with some of your favorite tunes.

Clocking in at 9% ABV, Beer To Drink Music To is a golden orange brew with forward notes of toffee, cardamom, cloves and subtle notes of vanilla.
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4 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Jun 05, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

Official Beer of Record Store Day. Cool. I will celebrate by listening to Wayne Shorter on a DVD.

Clear, light golden coloring, slim white head.

Aroma pops with stone fruit & some citrus, peppers, other spices, bubblegum, Belgian yeast. Bright, fruity, funky.

In the mouth: flash of fruit, splash of spice, alcohol buzz, and candy floss. Malt and spice are big in this one. Medium-bodied, easy-ish drinking', save for the oncoming alcohol. "A Belgian-style ale brewed with sweet orange peel, green cardamom, peppercorns, and vanilla." Vanilla? I didn't catch that at all. Let's try again. ....Oh sure, I can see that. Mmmm, yeah, how could I miss it?

Nice, interesting take on the Belgian style triple. I like this one just fine.

Oct 17, 2020
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2.7/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by Nass from Florida

This is a strange tasting mess & I don't care if they bring it back. Cheers! C

Apr 07, 2019
4 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2019
4.03 by DMarlinJ from Michigan on Jul 05, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by patre_tim from Thailand

Deep amber brown and hazy with a finger of off white head.

Smells of phenols, pear skin, toasted malts, vanilla, and brown sugar.

Tastes of phenols, pear skins, a light sweetness, and a hint of coriander.

Thick, slightly syrupy body, with low carbonation.

Got this in Kunming China at a beer bar along Wenlin Jie, drinking in Chiang Mai in my home, June 12th, 2018. Either this beer didn't age well which it could have, or its not the best DFH I've had. Either way, I was stoked to find it in China and be drinking it in Asia, even at inflated prices.

Jun 11, 2018
4.03 by chiefz1 from New York on Feb 11, 2018
3.66 by ak010101 from New York on Feb 04, 2018
3.29 by jsmith313 from Texas on Feb 02, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Yeast poured too.

A: Golden/amber color. Good clarity despite some yeast particles in suspension (yeast was roused and poured). Fine-bubbles white head settles after a bit. Delicate webs of lacing.

S: Vanilla hits first. Confectioners sugar and shortcake. Pepper picks up after a tick. Tough to tell where that ends and phenols begin. Cardamom. Orange marmalade and fruit cup.

T: Peppercorns strike first, quickly followed by orange peel. As that settles, a big wave of vanilla rides up. Shortbread malt. Dusty yeast and cardamom. Tropical esters and phenols are there, but the additives talk over them. Mild alcohol. Hop bitterness and some earthy/herbal flavors. Finish is cardamom.

M: Medium bodied. Airy and creamy with aggressive carbonation and a lot of scrubbing action. Warming.

O: The nose was nice, but in taste this ends up being a rather disjointed. The additives vie for attention and the base beer gets a little lost. By no means is this a bad beer, but I do think it could have benefited from more subtlety in some areas.

Dec 31, 2017
2.65 by vfgccp from New York on Dec 01, 2017
3.75 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts on Nov 24, 2017
4.08 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Nov 23, 2017
5 by Brian1357 from Virginia on Nov 17, 2017
3.81 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Oct 26, 2017
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a tulip to a slightly hazy light gold topped by a finger of dense white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of orchard fruits and peppery spice with a little doughy malt
T: Taste is sweet on the front end with those orchard fruit notes but a lot of yeasty spice along with some pepper notes. Slight doughy malt as well with a hint of sweetness. Slight floral notes at times as well. Swallow is more orchard fruits before the doughy malt and peppery spice come back for another round.
M: The beer has a moderate amount of heft on the palate with carbonation that is somewhat prickly. The beer has a very drying finish as well.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some interesting flavors and some decent complexity. Fairly standard execution for the style and well done. Nothing outstanding but not a bad beer either. One to try but not necessarily worth seeking out.

Oct 19, 2017
3.6 by bplabernie from Michigan on Oct 16, 2017
3.5 by wjbent from Florida on Sep 25, 2017
4 by BillRoth from Maryland on Aug 19, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by m_hall from Virginia

Poured from a 12 oz longneck into a tulip. Clear, deep golden amber in color, topped by a one finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly falls to a film.

Aroma is lightly malty, with ample notes of coriander, pepper and citrus rind.

Flavors are tart and spicy up front, lots of cardimom and white pepper, along with notes of coriander and lemon grass, over a underlying malt sweetness. Light fruits come in later (pear and tangerine) leading to a slightly dry, yeasty finish. No real hop notes to speak of.

Body is medium-light with fairly low carbonation. Alcohol is quite high at 9%, but is extremely well-disguised (perhaps by all the spice notes?) This definitely doesn't drink like such a high ABV beer.

As with most DFH beers, Beer to Drink Music To is a bit unconventional, but it works. I do find myself wishing for a bit more to chew on when it comes to body, but on the other hand the lighter body and spicy/citric notes make this one very refreshing for a Tripel (definitely watch that alcohol, though- it'll sneak up on you.) Not for everyone but a lot of fun just the same.

Jun 25, 2017
4.02 by godawgs from Louisiana on Jun 21, 2017
3.75 by jayhunter357 from Massachusetts on Jun 17, 2017
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3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a delicate hazy amber color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising in the center at a moderate pace to fill a slim finger-ed quickly dissipating head. No lacing. The smell had some subtle sweet grassy tones over top of some light spices. Vanilla is barely there. The taste had a dry sweetness running through some light spice. On the palate, this one seemed to be just a tad lighter than some other Tripels I’ve had. Has a decent sessionability about it for being 9%, really doesn’t feel that way. Carbonation feels fairly low. Overall, hmmmm...well, honestly, it’s alright kind of beer. I don’t see it as one that’s over the top. All mentioned flavors do seem a bit weaker than DFH says that’s there, maybe again...not sure.

Jun 06, 2017
3.39 by Donkster46 from Washington on Jun 04, 2017
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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Comander_Shepard from Georgia

By far my favorite beer. I just hope they bring this beer back.

May 30, 2017
4.1 by edthehead from New York on May 27, 2017
3.5 by BlueSpader from Washington on May 24, 2017
4.19 by ssato27 from Pennsylvania on May 08, 2017
3.85 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on May 08, 2017
4.35 by JamesLeung from Florida on May 06, 2017
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3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Poured a golden orange color with a crisp white one finger head that dissipated quickly. No lacing was present. Mild aroma of vanilla, pears and cloves. Malt, cream soda and citrus on the tongue. Hops are not prevalent. Medium body with medium light carbonation. A bit watery feel to the brew. Nice ABV and drinkable but not the best Tripel.

May 03, 2017
3.84 by axf4129 from Indiana on Apr 30, 2017
3 by NeverSettle from Texas on Apr 30, 2017
4.05 by vdub191 from Rhode Island on Apr 29, 2017
4 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on Apr 21, 2017
4 by colbster92 from Pennsylvania on Apr 20, 2017
3.73 by cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania on Apr 15, 2017
4.03 by MGoeltz from Tennessee on Apr 09, 2017
3.5 by gruves33 from Maryland on Apr 07, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sjdevel from Utah

Poured with a 1 finger head - not very active. Great gold color - very clear. Smells of Belgian yeast and spices. Some fruitiness as well.

Tastes quite sweet upfront. Slight bite at first, then a brief malt flavor, then blasts into spices. Cardamom is pretty strong, but interesting. Nice citrus. Dries out only slightly. Feels a bit thin but ok - medium bodied but on the low end.

Overall its a great beer. Very interesting. Bought a 4 pack and was quite pleased (as I am with nearly all of DogFish brews). Still a big fan!!

Mar 21, 2017
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