Beer To Drink Music To | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
540
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
216
For Trade:
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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of m_hall
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
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 -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Comander_Shepard
5/5  rDev +28.2%
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 +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssato27
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastmango
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeverSettle
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vdub191
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colbster92
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGoeltz
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gruves33
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!!

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Photo of jnorris404
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St Patrick's Day @ Babalu's

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beer To Drink Music To from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 540 ratings.
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