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Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.73/5
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1,309 Ratings
FortFort
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable 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%.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,042
Reviews:
568
Ratings:
1,309
pDev:
17.69%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
171
Gots:
448
Trade:
30
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Ratings: 1,309 |  Reviews: 568
Photo of gouettn
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery. Usually I expect this kind of wallop from an Imperial Stout or a barleywine. This one come from a jar of jelly, at least that's what it smells like. Silky pour, aroma of berries, taste comes on full fruit with associated alcohol burn. Really strong, but tasty. It will just take a while to get through....

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Photo of alexsergio
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benjamincarter
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of agreenman19
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L - copper amber. Clear, but a TON of floaties! Swirling it around the glass leaves legs!

S - it burns! Intense raspberry and alcohol.

T - raspberry Juicy Juice overwhelms. I can see the yeasty Belgian character. Has a slight rusty metallic twang. Tart cherries. Sickly sweet, kinda like Higher Math. The alcohol just annihilates my tongue and gums.

F - not as thick and syrupy as I'd expect. Higher carb (probably a result of the Belgian base). Doesn't exactly mix well.

O - not sure about this one. On one hand, I like a raspberry bomb, but on the other, I think the Belgian direction was the wrong way to go. Would've liked to see a raspberry stout or something like that.

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Photo of jmg480
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of kerry4porters
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
2.72/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a slightly pinkish hue into the glass with great clarity and a slim off-white colored head on top that leaves behind some solid rings of lacing.

S — Smell is pungent raspberry and phenolic yeasty character. Very much booze forward and hot right out of the gates.

T — Taste starts well enough with notes of raspberry and Belgian yeast character. Gets quite phenolic and boozy quickly, finishes like cheap vodka.

M  — Warming, scorching, hot, lacks balance.

O — Just overdone, this would be good if it wasn't so overpowering alcoholic, this drinks like terrible cheap raspberry vodka.

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Photo of hop_junkie
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Budinetz
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cts309
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.49/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of carlso_aw
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kingpthethird
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rgreer81
4.51/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pencible
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy copper with moderate off white head.
S: It smelled like wheat bread with raspberry jam.
T: It tasted like sweet and tart raspberry with wheat bread and honey malt. It had a clean and sweet aftertaste with a ton of alcohol warming.
M: It was oily with a bit of carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was an extreme brew with simple scent and taste. Nice body, but super hot so it had to be sipped. Age could only help. Fresh is ok.

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Photo of bluehende
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little too heavy in the raspberry aspect. This beer drinks much smaller than 17 percent. I would figure the tartness of the berries is responsible. All in all a very enjoyable beer as I love raspberries.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of p4nch1to
2.56/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,309 ratings
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