Knuckles, Bats & Homemade Tats
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #497
Ranked #10,496
4.11 | pDev: 6.33%
Mar 28, 2022
Dec 19, 2019
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Notes: Collaboration with The Veil and it is a barrel-aged sour ale with red, white & black currants and hibiscus.
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Rated: 4.09 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 28, 2022
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12.7 ounce caged and corked bottle, thanks to Jon and Meg for this one! Served in a Teku, the beer pours an orange/reddish color with not quite an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. I like the aroma, it's mostly fruity with dark fruit, currants, hibiscus, oak and grainy aromas. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some citrusy flavors too. The dark fruit/currant and hibiscus stands out to me, but doesn't overpower the other flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. Really glad I was able to try this, thought it was a pretty tasty sour ale!
Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very nice rose color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has generous tart currants and hibiscus hints
The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced and very pleasant tart currant and hibiscus flavor
A light bodied well carbonated crisp beer
A great Wild Ale
Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured out as a nice red color with a thin white head. The smell of the beer had a pretty good sour funkiness to it which reminded me of some of the more traditional sours from Belgium. The taste of the beer had a definite sour kick that makes you pucker for the first several sips. The feel of the beer is pretty good. Overall I was actually quite impressed with this beer.
Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Eziel from Ohio

Jul 30, 2020
Rated: 4 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jul 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a bottle from their EmPOURrium in Rehobeth. This is an interesting sour to say the least.

Look: very fizzy, as expected from the style, but also a deep red, likely owing to the currants and hibiscus.

Smell: pretty subdued, but that's also expected from the style

Taste: intensely sour, fruity, and slightly woody. Also heavy on the currants, which I'm not totally a fan of. Refreshing and face puckering at first, but the aftertaste is pretty weird and hard to nail, and almost unpleasant. Funky/leathery perhaps?

Feel: high carbonation lends to it being refreshing, but not much to comment on other than that

Overall: Worth trying if you're really into sours. Maybe I just don't have the taste for it yet, but I wouldn't call it a favorite. I like how sour it is, but the funkiness doesn't do it for me.
Jul 26, 2020
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Rated by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Draft sample at The Extreme Beer Fest Boston February first twenty twenty.
Mar 01, 2020
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2020
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