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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jaydoc on 01-07-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
147
Ratings:
553
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
19
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219
Trade:
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of DMarlinJ
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of chiefz1
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ak010101
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsmith313
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.65/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of bplabernie
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wjbent
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of m_hall
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of godawgs
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Comander_Shepard
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Photo of edthehead
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssato27
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 553 ratings