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 / 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:
#27,024
Reviews:
569
Ratings:
1,313
pDev:
17.69%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
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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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Photo of khoff5
2.56/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drocpsu
4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle poured into a tulip glass. Based on the other reviews that this beer was a bit hot, I let it sit for a while. Decided it was finally time to open it up. Beer poured with a nice 3/4" head and a luscious aroma of raspberries. Taste had a bit of heat but definitely did not seem overpowering to me. Raspberries really shine through in this one. Fruity-Sweet, but balanced the touch of boozy heat wonderfully. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but honestly, I loved it. Thought it was fantastic. However, I do love raspberries though, so it was right up my alley.

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3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

This one aged a couple years (I had a taate of a fresh one too). It definitely mellows quite nicely with age. It is still a little boozy, but the raspberry character has become more prominent

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

Photo of groleau
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a flight of 4 aged beers at dogfish head
Bottled 2011 drank 2017
Look - drark golden color alight skin around the edge
Smell - funky raspberry booze
Taste - lots of raspberry and lots of booze
Feel - medium body with a warming effect probably due to the high alcohol
Overall - not bad but to fruity for me

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4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of g00ey
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,313 ratings