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Dogfish Head AltOberfest

Dogfish Head AltOberfest
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Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Altbier
Milton, Delaware USA


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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
In honor of the annual Rehoboth Beach Oktoberfest brewer Jason Weissberg has brewed an Alt beer using traditional German Malts and finishing it with a nice shot of hops to balance the malty, biscuit flavors. This orange/amber brew finishes with a smooth, dry bitterness and is 5.5%ABV. A perfect Ale to welcome the harvest season and cooler temperatures.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2009
On cask at the brewpub in Rehoboth after another year of biking 75mi to "The Bay" for MS (hey, gotta carb up and rehydrate in preparation for the next day’s 75mi back, right?). The pour was truer to the "marzen" style, full amber to slightly reddish color, well short of the copper I like to see in my altbiers, decent head. The aroma was caramel, some tofee, light fruitiness. The flavor followed, some biscuit dryness in the finish, but the hops not playing a large enough role to be an outstanding alt. Full creamy mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Clearly best classified as an altbier. Pretty darned refreshing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2009
On Tap & Cask @ Rehoboth Brewpub-was lucky enough to have the opportunity to try this beer both ways yesterday, rating score is for Cask version.

On tap-clear amber pour w/a slight tan head & good lacing. Roasted malt aroma w/flavors of roasted malt, toffee, & nuts. Had some carbonation to it w/left a slightly bitter finish. Tasted more like an Altbier to me; that’s how I would have listed it but I didn’t add this brew, it was already in the database. Enjoyable session type brew, @ a 3.5 on tap.

On Cask-Beer was even better-cloudy amber pour w/a large foamy tan head & lacing which lasted thru the brew. Woodsy malt aroma. Velvety smooth texture is the first thing which grabs you-flavors of roasted malt, some peat, some woodsy smokiness. Very smooth easy to drink session type brew, unfortunately I only got 1 before the Cask blew! Long smooth woodsy finish. They may have one more on today but that will be it; get there if you can!!

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