Faithfull Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Faithfull AleFaithfull Ale

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary as a band and its extraordinary debut album, "Ten." In recognition of these milestones, this Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil. Faithfull clocks in at 7% ABV.

Added by THECPJ on 10-19-2011

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4.4/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle to a Dogfish Head shaped Pint.

Color: Clear gold with a white head.

Smell: Fruits (peach, mango, lemon), hops, malts and yeast.

Taste: Fruits (peach, mango, lemon), hops, malts and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, slightly coarse and dry on the palate.

Overall: Turned out to be better than I anticipated. I got a nice Fruit aroma and taste which was great. Definitely will drink another one. Cheers!

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Photo of vath
4.37/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oh this is a nice session brew... raised glasses while Yield - Faithfull filled the air sound...

ONCE poured, an EVEN FLOW of nice DEEP golden ale will prove to come ALIVE with a quickly dissipating champagne head. Soon a GARDEN of berry aroma will RELEASE, undoubtedly from the BLACK currants. Mouthfeel is super clean and internal carbonation is super low which leads to an almost creamy texture & viscosity. Taste has a slight sweetness, yet currants are not at all overpowering. Hops are low obviously at 20 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) so don't expect to be bitten by bitterness... Not at all malty either... Great balance in my opinion for a PJ fanatic's beer. A Belgian style taste is more or less non existent which it fine by me, maybe it's the fine carbonation that stemmed from Belgium. The bottom of an empty glass comes too soon, i could drink OCEANS of this ale on any PORCH.

Thanks Dogfish for this PJ20 and thanks PJ for the last Twenty...

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4.33/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25.4 oz. Bottle purchased in 2011 from Chuck's 85th Street Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle, Washington for $15.99. "Ale Brewed With Currants--20 IBU's". Lacy lasting quarter inch bright white head. Clear pretty bright yellow gold color. Light Belgian yeast aroma with hints of Currants and mild hop notes. Tight sediment hazes brew slightly. Clean mild sweet fruit lick black currant Belgian Golden Ale body. Very nice medium texture. Clean mellow sweet smooth Belgian end. Very smooth and tasty. Aged nicely. (4.25 / 5.0).

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4.32/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy, golden yellow color came though immediately, but no head at all. Only the slightest broken crown around the edges and a good amount of carbonation streaking up were the only signs of life in this one, very strange occurrence indeed.

The aroma was very nice. Lots of yeast and coriander here. Almost a peppery like note bouncing around in there as well. Hints of grass, and honey as well as some light touches of wheat and lemon. The flavor was very peppery, with a pronounced zing on the tongue from the first sips. Nice and lively feel, which was good as I was afraid it was going to come off dull, but was pleasantly surprised. Coriander riddled throughout this one, which on its own, this would be an excellent Belgian ale, but with this added level of spice it just got that much better. Very dry finish, with the moisture zapped from the tongue and a nice bitter taste left behind to balance and play around

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It has a nice potent fruity Belgian yeast smell with a bit of berry from the currants and some sweet kinda grainy malts and maybe some earthy hop presence as well. I know it has some characteristics of a cheaper adjunct beer the appearance and somewhat the taste but it was made so that is was pleasing the band who said they liked fruity alcoholic beverages and mexican lagers. This is like a craft beer version of the 2 combined.

With that being said I get a bit of spicy fruity hop then with some cereal sweet malt ending with some fruity berry tastes from the currants and Belgian yeast and a very subtle earthy hoppiness to finish off the taste. For such a standard style its has a nice big taste to it. You can't really make a Belgian Golden Ale taste any better or "extreme" than this unless if you hop it to the hills and have a crazy alcohol percentage.

What I like best about this beer is the thicker almost creamy almost syrupy mouthfeel for it being a yellow golden beer. The body of this beer almost reminds me of some of the lower alcoholic stout beers which tells you this beer is made with quality right there. I also like that it hides the 7 percent so well its as drinkable and goes down as easy as any of those adjunct lagers.

I can understand why some people don't like this beer that much or its nothing special but for the style of it being a Golden Ale its amazing.I think the problem is that a lot of people don't like golden ales? With that being said I recommend this beer as another well made line of beers in Dogfish's music beers.

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