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Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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FortFort
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ale brewed with a ridiculous amount of pureed raspberries (over a ton of 'em!). Fort has a Belgian-style base, then we follow a similar fermentation process to the one we use on our other super-high ABV beers, 120 Minute IPA and World Wide Stout.

49 IBU
ABV varies from 15-18%.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,824
Reviews:
571
Ratings:
1,322
pDev:
17.69%
 
 
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171
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447
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Photo of probert
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GuyFawkes
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 10/23/15; drank 12/6/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque ruby red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; decent lace.

Tart raspberry, sweet strawberry, honeyed grain & booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Syrup-y raspberry & strawberry flavors up front; strong booze heat notes on the finish.

A cloying, boozy mess; not worth even trying fresh. I've tasted what a beauty this can become, but 2 months in it's a drainpour.

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Photo of micada
4.56/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OMG! 10/23/15 bottling date. Raspberries dominate the nose on opening. Poured cellar temp to a tulip glass. Copper-red color with no head, some lacing. First sips are super sweet raspberry with a back-end of Belgian funk. 3.5 years did really good things to this. 3 more on the shelf. ABV nowhere to be found, but I know it’ll show up later. Slight warming. Just wow! IIRC, fresh was more heavily funk flavor with a bitterness that was not appealing. The cellaring made a huge difference. There is a fair amount of sediment which is either the raspberry purée or yeast, but the beer is so thick now that the particles stay suspended all the way through. I’ll be trying to find more old bottles, and I think I should get some of the fruit-full to cellar.

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Photo of shelby415
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duncian
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Reggie_Dunlop
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bafcats
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John1228
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2015 vintage tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz bottle on February 20, 2018. Ale brewed with raspberry juice. Fermented with over a ton of raspberries this raspberry Belgian style ale was made to age.

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Photo of Vandelay1863
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of atlandy
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan6
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty damn good

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Photo of Bajdog
2.05/5  rDev -45%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

Photo of DMC43
4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of razorsdescent
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the older small battle, it pours a reddish amber with virtually no head. The nose gets alcohol and some raspberries. The mouth gets the same, with the boozy raspberry flavor filling the mouth! An aperitif!

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Photo of archero
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 12oz can with a bottled on date of 10.2015

L - Cloudy amber brown, with no head or lacing left on the glass

S - Belgian candy sugar, booze. Cotton candy

T - Like the smell, very sweet, very boozy! Almost an instant buzz!

F - Medium body and carbonation.

O - An excellent slow sipper. Enjoy one, yes just one!

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Photo of MikeWard
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 10/24/15, so closing in on 22 months old. 18.0abv

a fairly aggressive pour yields a clear dark amber body with a ton of suspended particles. (yes, clear, but floaties) small off white head leaving a trace of lacing.

aroma is very nice indeed. tart raspberry smell, with a decent but not overpowering booze hit. thought about waiting for the particles to descend, but they were suspended, so......

taste. Oh wow. smooth raspberry flavor with the warmth of the alcohol behind it. wonderful combination. i would imagine this one benefits greatly from aging. Fresh it would likely be an alcohol bomb.

a little below full on the mouth, sweet/tart raspberries on the finish with a little bit of alcohol warmth.

Overall, aside from the suspended particles, at 22 months this is one hell of a beer. Thanks Dogfish Head, sorry i only picked up the one bottle.

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Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,322 ratings