Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
1,293 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
Ratings:
1,293
Reviews:
562
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
17.93%
 
 
Wants:
170
Gots:
451
For Trade:
31
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,293 |  Reviews: 562
Photo of MooseBoose
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Raspberry. Sweet. Syrup. Thick.

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Photo of daem3384
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdamSteve
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsh420
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csurowiec
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jkolls
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bhyndthebottle
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty raspberry red hue, with a good head and lacing that lasts. Nose is all tart raspberry, with a sweet malty backing. Taste follows smell , with a spicy, slightly alcoholic sweet finish. Overall a really good beer for being 18%. I would love to try this again in 2 or three years.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of earthiness, dark citrus, slight spice, alcohol, slight sweet malt, and strong yeast. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Tastes of strong alcohol, raspberries, strong yeast, earthiness, hint of wine, and slight sweet malt. Overall, I was hoping for more raspberries, the wine/earthiness was impressive, but the alcohol strength was a detriment.

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Photo of admonster00
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBoneJones
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears ruby-cooper, clear fizzy and with slightly off-white foamy head. Lacing cakes around the glass.
Smells like raspberries in a wine-like fashion, strong on the nose, yet not in an alcohol burn type of way.
Tastes tart and raspberry-licous, with a strong fruit-perfume lingering aftertaste, and sweet malts. Somewhat medicinal, numbing, yet tasty.
Feels a little syrupy and medium-thick.
Solid enough winner from what you'd normally expect from DFH's high-strength, yellow-capped offerings. And at about $10.00 per single bottle, it's not a bad buy.

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Photo of bobv
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHerninko
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallertau
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexSenft
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Melicita
4.9/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stezz420
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaxPowers
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of havron
4.52/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage 12 oz bottle enjoyed fresh and poured into a tulip.

L: Pours a deep amber with copper tints topped by a thin ring of white head displaying impressively sticky lacing for the ABV. Would be clear if not for lots of suspended solids (presumably bits of raspberry fruit) that hang motionless within the brew, defying gravity.

S: The nose is dominated by an intense aroma of tart raspberries, backed up by a sweet caramel maltiness akin to that of DFH's anniversary brew, Higher Math, only with the tart cherries replaced with fresh raspberries (and no chocolate of course, not that HM has a particularly strong chocolate presence anyhow). Surprisingly little booze for the absurd ABV, but it is unmistakably there.

T: A pleasant tartness hits the tongue first, quickly exploding into a jubilant burst of intense raspberry flavor buoyed up by a blast of sprightly carbonation and a backbone of sweet caramel malts. Boozy alcohol peaks sharply in the middle but is actually quite smooth and does not overwhelm; feels like about 12%, tops, rather than 18%. The cozy raspberry flavor trails off mercifully slowly, revealing just the right amount of yeasty background notes that characterize the base brew firmly in the advertised Belgian ale region of the beer spectrum. Tart raspberry flavors continue well into the finish and linger long on the tip and sides of the tongue. Delicious.

F: Full-bodied and viscous, even syrupy. Aside from the carbonation, this feels almost like more of a liqueur than a beer, but that's not a bad thing.

O: Very unusual. Unusual, and wonderful. This is absolutely delicious, and grows on you with each sip. Can't wait to see what a little age does to this. I am going straight out and buying a couple (expensive) four packs to put away.

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Photo of Ssippisam
2.67/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 1,293 ratings.
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