Tweason'ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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Photo of womencantsail
2.93/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden color with a short lived white head. Smells intensely fruity and sweet. Lots of strawberry and grape, but sort of fake/sugary ones. Not much actual character to it. Maybe some yeast? The flavor is pretty much the same story. Watery but intensely sweet with highly concentrated and sweetened fruit flavors. Lots of grape juice and strawberry. A bit of cardboard on the finish.

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Photo of jda007
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JoePQ
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of skullsplitter
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of nimrod979
3.37/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Bottled on 1/30/12.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-ish/orange. Small white fizzy head that fades quickly. No lace or retention.

Aroma: Tart strawberry jam, sweet honey.

Taste: Slight Tart strawberries and honey offer an interesting flavor. However, it's the sorghum that's getting me. Would probably taste a whole lot better if made with barley.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Carbonation is on the lighter side as well. The flavors here aren't bad but they die out quickly and the soghum finish kind of turns me off.

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Photo of CAcker
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.37/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – The beer was served a lighter amber color with hints of orange and a just off white head. The head faded quite fast to give only a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was sweet and fruity. The fruity aromas were of strawberry but had very light citrus aromas as well. Mixed with the fruit was a lighter sugary aroma and some sorghum bready aromas as well.

Taste – The taste starts out quite sweet with strong notes of some more sorghum bread and lots of strawberry. As the taste advanced more the strawberry faded lightly in the middle but was made up with by some more cane sugar like tastes. The strawberry then comes back more with hints of other more sour fruit flavors which when mixed with the sorghum flavor leave a rather interesting somewhat sour flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body is on the average side with the carbonation level following suit. Fairly fitting for te fruit flavors and light sourness.

Overall – Really not a bad brew. Its fruit flavor is pretty good and hides some of the slightly off sorghum flavors. An interesting brew and actually one I would have on greater occasion.

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Photo of SPRichard
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of soulfly1492
2.83/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Smells like champagne. Grape, strawberry, some wheat. Balance is pretty neutral, starts sweet and finishes bitter.

Appearance: Pale gold, like apple juice. Crystal clear. Head is white and very little height. No retention. Minimal lacing.

Flavor: Smells like champagne, tastes like champagne, the cheap fruity kind.

Mouthfeel: Light body. Mild carbonation which is a nice surprise. Finishes moderately dry, you know... like champagne.

Overall: Barely a beer. Needs more gluten (just kidding). Pleasant enough, but rather cheap tasting. Fruit from concentrate out of a tin can. I paid $3 for this?

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Photo of DMXLOX22
3.02/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a single of this at my local spot. Kinda grabbed it at random. Read the label once I got home, not entirely thrilled with this, but who knows, could be a good one!

Appearance: Copper red, auburn orange pour, with very little head and plenty of carbonated bubbles. Kind of reminds me of a soda.

Smell: Just an overtone of a wine-like berry scent. Strong on the strawberry side, with a little tone of hops and some malts.

Taste: Taste started off a little strong and sour, but then comes the overflow of strawberry and mild honey flavor. Mild hops.

Mouthfeel: Light body, heavy carbonation. Something that is not too bad on the aftertaste. I especially enjoyed the somewhat dry finish.

Overall: A beer that seemed interesting and I felt like I had to try it, but now I'm somewhat regretting that fact. I mean the beer isn't entirely bad, but I'm not sure I would recommend it to someone looking to expand their beer horizon.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.45/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. A thin covering of head and a clear, copper body.

It smells like a German white wine: fruity (strawberry) and alcohol.

Watery taste, bit of sweetness, strawberry ending. Mild flavor overall.

High carbonation, lighter and crisp body.

I did not enjoy it, I am probably not going to finish it. Weird flavors and smell for a beer.

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

Pours a one-finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Almost clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Light strawberry nose and flavor is fruity, medicinal and some sorghum. Expensive at $3.20 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of barczar
2.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear orange copper color with a half inch whitish pink head with large bubbles that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing.

Molasses and strawberries dominate the aroma. Alcohol is also evident, reminiscent of a malt liquor beverage. There's almost a grainy character to it, possibly due to the buckwheat.

Flavor is fairly fruity, with a sweet sorghum and buckwheat backbone, an underlying medicinal flavor, and a slightly sweet finish. There's a tart, almost wine-like character, assumedly from the strawberries, that is nearly puckering, and it lingers throughout the taste. The medicinal quality lasts long into the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with a fairly high amount of carbonation that highlights the tart character. There's a bit of astringency at the finish.

Overall, if I had a gluten allergy, I'd probably enjoy the fact that this exists. Luckily, it's back to barley for me! The phenolic notes, which may just be what I perceive from sorghum, are overwhelming, and there's not much else redeeming here.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Abe_Froman
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of Kmccabe33
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Arborescence
3.44/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very light amber, virtually no head.

Aroma: Honey, toffee/caramel, hint of sweet malt and hops; fresh and fruity.

Taste: Rather sweet, the honey is evident, but it's not overwhelming. The tasty toffee in the aroma doesn't present itself in the taste though. Not much depth to this, but it's not as light as many beers of this type.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium carbonation, fairly light bodied.

Overall: Too sweet for my taste, but it's not as light and sickly as I feared. One bottle of this is drinkable, but I wouldn't pick up another one right away...

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SHODriver
2.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a pale orange with slight pink hue and a finger of white head that quickly recedes
S: smells almost entirely of sickly sweet strawberries
T: strawberries, honey, and what I'm guessing is sorghum. aftertaste is more strawberry and sorghum. It isn't cloyingly sweet but the base starch that they used has a taste that I personally find undesirable in a beer.
M: light to medium with somewhat prickly carb
O: doesn't really do much that other fruit beers do. other fruit beers also do it better. really happy I didn't get a four pack of this because I'm happy to tick it but likely won't buy it again.

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of PorterLambic
2.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pink-tinged deep golden color. Small white head drop quickly. No lacing.
Smell is sweet with strawberries and honey with a faint malt note.
Taste is similar, not unlike a strawberry lambic. Sweetish start moves to tart fairly quickly and smoothly with strong strawberry and honey notes followed by malt and very faint hops. Didn't expect too much balance, didn't get it.
Medium body and effervescence. Slight warming. Decent but just. Lipstick aftertaste.

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Photo of bspain5
1/5  rDev -67.5%

Photo of JustinQ
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.08 out of 5 with 1,332 ratings