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Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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2009 vintage

Approximately peach colored, slightly hazy, some head that lingers as a ring.

Sugar, alcohol, slight berry note.

Sugar and booze (reminiscent of Samichlaus) definite rasperry finish. Quite floral.

Mouthfeel slick, coats the mouth.

I was quite impressed by this, really. High ABV melds with the fruit, very Samichlausesque.

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2011 vintage.

Pours a super-hazy rosy dark-orange. Head formed easily in the tulip and has remained a near three-finger constant. Laces, too.

Raspberry skins, floral perfume, floral hops, tart cherry, and pomegranate berry. Nice, after two years.

Raspberries and flora, and I don't mean sour critter flora. Flowery and still somewhat hoppy. Boozy burn in the finish with some lingering white wine-like sweetness, but not 18% booziness. More of that tart cherry/pomegranate and red currant fruitiness in here. Touch of strawberry leaf. Malts have notes of toasted pecan and treacle syrup. Interesting.

Dangerously drinkable. Medium-to-sticky body and feel with a lot of leftover trapped effervescence. You just have to fight the lip-smacking.

Excellent stuff. I miss the hoppier fresh version I've had on-tap, but this was fantastic, too. I feel like this is, at least, close to the sweet spot for this brew.

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