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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmerz (741) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 20, 2011
750ml pearl jam bottle. pours a clear light gold under a small white head. nose of vanilla, pale malt, some honey, sweetened cereal. flavors of pale malt, honey, alcohol, some cereal grain and a sweet light fruit note. some white grape-like notes upon further inspection. somewhat astringent. medium body. moderate carbonation. cool bottle and great band!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluejacket74 (1728) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
750 ml bottle, Pearl Jam Faithfull Ale. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with about an inch carbonated white head that fizzled away quickly. Thereís a small amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity, but also a bit weak. The brew smells like berries, currants, wheat/grainy malt, and some honey. It tastes like currants, wheat/grainy malt, grassy hops, honey, and some white grapes. But like the aroma, the taste is underwhelming. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit creamy and smooth with good carbonation. Overall, this beer is just average to me, and since Iím a fan of DFH Iím probably being generous with my rating. This was a one and done for me, I was glad I got to try it, but I wouldnít buy this again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Pour is a golden color with a small white head. Nose is very fruity, and the taste matches pretty much all current all the way through. Nothing all that special, however not bad either.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
750ml bottle from City Beer, labeled as Pearl Jam Faithfull Ale. Iím no sucker for gimmicks, this ticker. Brilliant clear golden/copper color with a small white head leaving a bubbly ring. Hay and grass on the aroma with pale malt and a mild dark fruit note. The flavor is pretty non-exciting but has a nice fruity note to it. Currants and stone fruits, along with some mildly sweet pale malt and hay. Very dry and drinkable for a Dogfish Head beer, with average carbonation. Good but nothing spectacular.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2011
billed as Pearl Jamís Twenty Faithfull, plain jane blonde pour, slight berry aroma, boring slight currant flavor on top of an unexciting Blond ale. Eddie deserves better

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2011
From the tap, as faithful, poured a golden color with a good amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Appearance- funk, hay, yeast, spices, fruity notes Appearance- resembles an extremely clean light beer, but it does fit the beer of a golden ale Taste- clean upfront with some sweetness, tart middle, and smooth finish. Some currants hit in the finish but not as overwhelming as I was expecting. Palate- medium carbonation, lighter bodied, crisp and refreshing, better for a summer release than a late fall/ early winter one Overall- A let down for me. I donít know what I was expecting, but it was more than this. DFH is well-known for extreme offerings and this one is relatively bland and "normal". Also, why the colder seasonal release? This would serve as an excellent summer beer. Baffled by this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3959) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
750 ml bottle labeled Faithful Ale for Pearl Jamís 20th anniversary. Clear golden pour with a minimal head. Aroma of fleshy fruit, pomegranates, currant jam. Notes of fresh baked bread. Flavor of pomegranate, cherries, pale malt, dough. Very mild bitterness. Finishes with a bit of hay. Somewhat nice, but a bit plain.


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