Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
1,300 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:
1,300
Reviews:
566
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
17.89%
 
 
Wants:
169
Gots:
447
For Trade:
31
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Photo of jeffdillon
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From the tap sweet and delicious, oh yeah, huge buz!

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Photo of atone315
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Lantern
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Beeradelphia
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Bob402
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of IpeeA
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Mcvs1507
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Howlader
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Radome
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of riversider76
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a amber brown with a thin head. Not much retention, and a minimum of lacing. Aroma is of sweet fruit, candy and alcohol. Body is on the light side. Taste has hints of raspberry, along with other fruits. You will feel the burn! Very Belgian in style. Excellent.

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Photo of zvanwink
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of scott2269
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Showvoisier
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Integritous
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Twig2848
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of ridecam
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of ManLoveBeer
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Casey3236
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of DersOne
4.74/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2005 vintage bottle poured into a DFH tulip glass and served at roughly 50°F

A-Pink grapefruit/ruby deep color, medium sized bubbles in head with minimal lacing, small effervescent bubbles from bottom of glass.

S-Sweet heavy malt and molasses, fading to sweet fruit, a bit of dark fruit on top of the main raspberry notes.

T-First impression is a raspberry hard candy with a bit of resiny molasses. Light booze given the ABV, slightly tart, small, enjoyable alcohol burn that fades slowly.

M-"Wet" mouthfeel, good effervescence with lingering tingle, coats the mouth well to let the flavors sink in, lasting character.

O-4.75/5 because this one was a bit carboardy due to its age and may have been just slightly past its prime. Maybe the 2006-2007 would have scored a 5, will seek out more for future sampling. An exemplary fruit beer.

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Photo of BirdFlu
4.7/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a red colour which is lighter on the edges.
The tate is very strong up front. Tangly and similar to DFH Olde School Barleywine. Theres a lot of really big flavor going on here. Lots of sweetness right after you swallow, which is when the raspberry seems more noticeable. A little bitter in the tonsil areas. Its similar to 120 minute or Olde School but with fruity sweetness and tang.
Mouth is very powerfully tangy and very carbonated. Its pretty thick and a bit syrupy.
Aroma is sweet and tangy, but develops as it opens up. More raspberry aroma becomes present later on, but it is still subdued. If it was any sweeter it would seem fake and inorganic.
Its a real sipping thing, like a wine. Def a bit boozey. It is a bit smooth relative to its high ABV, though. Almost reminds me of mountain dew or other fruity soda.

It really opens up in flavor and aroma, like wine does, as its been sitting open. So it gets better as you get further into it.

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Photo of Eziel
4.65/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bgold86
4.64/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,300 ratings.
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