Tweason'ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Tweason'aleTweason'ale
BA SCORE
3.08/5
1,328 Ratings
Tweason'aleTweason'ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
For our first new 12-ounce 4-packs in nearly half a decade, we replaced the classic barley foundation of beer with a mild sorghum base. The hints of molasses and pit-fruit are balanced by vibrant strawberry notes and a unique complexity that comes with the addition of a malty buckwheat honey.

We believe health-conscious beer drinkers and the millions of Americans who suffer from Celiac disease can cut back on gluten while relishing the distinction and drinkability of this very special brew.

Added by pwoody11 on 07-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,690
Reviews:
296
Ratings:
1,328
pDev:
21.75%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
167
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,328 |  Reviews: 296
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.93/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a perfect pint.

2.5 A: Clear light orange color. Fizzy white head falls as soon as it forms.

3.25 S: Smells more like a wine cooler than a beer. Strawberry and honey take me back to highschool sneaking whatever girly drinks we could find in our friends' parents' basements. It doesn't smell bad though. Indeed, it smells pretty nice. The problem is that it's in the same way that body lotion smells good.

3.0 T: The strawberry and honey also dominate the taste. This is a good thing considering how wretched most sorghum beers are. I don't really know what sorghum is supposed to taste like, but from other sorghum beers I've had, I can only conclude that it's garbage steeped in corn water. That said, this doesn't taste much like a beer. It tastes like strawberry honey water and like I already mentioned, that makes this a good sorghum beer.

2.5 M: Mouthfeel is really weak. It's a light watery body with moderate carbonation. Not much else to say.

2.75 D: Bad beer, but excellent sorghum beer. If you are a Celiac sufferer, this beer is for you. If you think gluten is the devil, stop being such a douchebag and drink a real beer.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.49/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours sorta strawberry blonde amber with a fizzy off white head that quickly recedes to a tiny island without leaving any lacing.

S: Fruity, plenty of strawberry, honey sweetness, but also a little tart, and a hint of light malt.

T: Starts with a light tartness, strawberry jumps out, maybe some lemony citrus zest, a bit of honey, and a hint of light malt.

M: Light to medium body, prickly moderate carbonation.

O: Happened to snag a single bottle at the store because why not. I didn't really have any expectations for it, but it turned out to be pretty tolerable. Nothing earth shattering-ly good, but not offensive. If you have to abide by gluten free you could do worse.

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Photo of xbrettfavrex
2.56/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of wrentmore
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DuffDaddy
1.75/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Four pack as a birthday gift from Bethany. Twelve ounce bottle poured into a snifter type glass. This did not taste like beer...rather like some kind of light liqueur. Very sour finish...hazy appearance.

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Photo of CalebM
2.69/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
2.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bmeehan
2.6/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I never thought I'd give a rating this low to a Dogfish Head beer, but here we are. It's unimpressive in look and smell, but it's just downright bad in taste and feel. Everything about it is weak and feels cheap, and I just can't fathom how Dogfish Head's name is on it. Avoid this beer.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.34/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a 12oz bottle.
Looks great, including a very durable bone colored head. Smells promising but the somewhat weird flavor doesn't follow, especially in the finish and aftertaste. Still, this is a flavorful and interesting gluten free ale.

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Photo of Jessicamae9923
3.66/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a white head that dissipates very quickly. The beer is a light amber that strongly resembles copper. The look is pretty nice but looks like it's a bit light in the body.

The smell is pretty good especially for a GF fruit beer. The notes are mainly strawberry with a very nice sweet honey note. The two notes mix very well and give off a sweet and slightly tart note. Furthermore, the strawberry doesn't smell too fake.

The taste is just like the smell but a little tartier. While the tart was fine in the smell, the taste is a bit more watery and muddled, which makes the tart less than great.

The feel is as expected and not surprising. The beer is very light bodied because of the lack of malts but still has some body feel to it due to the honey that was put in its place. The biting carbonation adds a nice bit of texture on what would have felt like a syrupy water. It also has a very refreshing finish.

Overall, a pretty good GF beer and a decent fruit beer overall. This is a nice replacement for those who can't stomach wheat or barely but still want a nice cold beer that won't wreak havoc on their health.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.26/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jams1220
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rammed96
3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ejwright02
2.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamFuel
1.94/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Really weird waxlike taste. Poured it out after two sips.

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Photo of wiseguywood
3.99/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogfish head tweason ale is a good summer beer, very nice strawberry smell, easy on the mouth with a nice strawberry and honey taste. If you like the fruit/vegetable beer, it is worth a try. Dogfish head never disappoints!

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.34/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.08 out of 5 with 1,328 ratings
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