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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jamís 20th anniversary and their seminal album Ten Ė 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 the course of the one hour boil.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a small, white head. Aroma of berries and yeast. Flavor is smooth and fruity up front followed by some grassy hops and a yeasty belgian finish. The alcohol is well hidden but the overall flavor is pretty one dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Was very excited when I first heard of this beer as I am a big fan of both PJ and DFH. Tracking down a few bottles of this ws actually harder than I thought it would be. It poured a moderately hazy golden yellow with a small white head that doesnít quite stick around for too long. Bready and yeasty aromas along with some honey and fruity notes. Iíve never had a currant but it appears they are similar to grapes. As with the aroma here. Taste is similar to the aroma. It is a nicely flavored ale with bready and fruity notes. Reminds me of wine or even DFHís Midas Touch which is made with similar ingredients. I think I was expecting a little more to this beer but it actually falls sort of one dimensional. It is quite drinkable, Light bodied with light carbonation and a dry finish. Not bad but I think I was just expecting a little more, sometimes I feel that way with Pearl Jamís music these days.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit II. Golden, peachish, clear appearance with a small off white head. Apricot, peach, light raspberry, moderately fruity, light golden malty aroma. Clear, Belgian golden ale flavor with notes of apricot, cherry, and peach. Pretty high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2011
25oz bottle labeled as Faithfull. Looks pretty good, bright, but slightly hazy golden hue, nice lacing. Some really fruity aromas, berry-like, yet yeasty. Palate is really smooth, with a fruit forward hit, then you can get a little belgian flair in the mid. Finish is really easy as well it should be for the ABV. Not worth aging at all, drink it now.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Labeled as Dogfish Head Faithful: Ginger nose. Clear amber, thin head. Orange and ginger flavor. Soft carbonation. Tastes fine, but no currants were found, which may have been a good thing. Iím not sure a prominent currant presence would have worked in this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
750mL bottle from 2011, marketed as Faithfull Ale. Pours clear, bright gold and dark yellow, with a medium soapy off-white head. Aromas of sweet berry, light yeast, plum, some cocoa, and mild grass and hay. The flavor is lightly sweet berry and mild bitter grass and cocoa, with a slightly tart fruit finish. The aftertaste is of currant jam. Medium to high carbonation, effervescent, but smooth and drinkable. Pretty good. [887]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
PacNWDad (64) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
I really cannot taste the currants in here. I love Dogfish Head, but his is not a very flavorful or impressive beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADesenberg (597) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Pearl jam bottle: pours light yellow with a small white head. Itís got a nose of grass and grapes. I suppose thatís currants... Donít know. It tastes fruity which isnít bad. But not my preference in beer. Wife loved it though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Pearl Jam bottle...which is pretty much why i bought it. that and Iíll try anything DFH puts out. Cool bottle! Thatís where looks end. pale clear with tiny bubbles and short lasting head. Smells mostly of pale malt and light hay hops with some vague fruity esters. The taste is more fruity, white grape, and currents. My GF had some hand picked frozen currents from the North Fork of Long Island thankfully and the beer does indeed taste like those--richly tart and of a little wood from the seeds. Points for that. Feels slick but with nice carbonation. But overall it tastes good and of the special ingredient but is otherwise not very noteworthy.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
750ml bottle. Pour is a completely clear golden yellow with a small fizzy white head that recedes to a thin collar with no lacing. Aroma is pretty mediocre, lots of burnt toast and stale fruit, currants I guess. Some spicy yeast and some lemon zest. Subpar aroma for me. The taste is better than the aroma thankfully as the sweetness of the currants come through and there is less burnt malt character. The finish is lightly spicy with some fruity esters lingering. The mouthfeel is smooth and moderately carbonated. This is not one of my favorites from DFH but thankfully the taste is decent because the aroma really had me scratching my head. Overall, a very average Belgian style beer.


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