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Dogfish Head Tweason’Ale

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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Tweason’ale is a beer we brewed on the cusp of summer. It is a gluten-free sorghum based beer brewed with fresh strawberries from our friends at Fifer Orchards near Dover, Delaware. For the sorghum, we sourced a dark, sweet, syrup with notes of molasses and pit-fruit. We also used a a dark buckwheat honey with a beautiful hay-like, earthy-malty thing that we felt added the final touch to this Tweason’ale recipe.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
conway (1531) - - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark gold with a thick white head. Aroma is artificial strawberry, honey and white wine. Taste is similar but adds horrible rubber and old paper. Just gross. Thin sticky mouthfeel. Not good.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
outlawskies (967) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie hates try's to do many things at once. C. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HenrikSoegaard (10625) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Light malty nand hoppy perfumed aroma. Strawberry just present. Light bitter ugly flavor. Short bad finish. berries just present and they dont add anything good. Watery palate. Drainpour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1250) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
12 oz. bottle served in tumbler- poured a transparent orange/copper color, medium carbonation, white ring upon the glass with a small white film and several small frog eyes upon the surface for a head. Aroma of raw pizza dough, and honey. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is extremely light, sourness in the middle, finish is has some strawberries. Old bottle definitely, but still not too bad.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daje (2602) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle. Light amber body with a small head. Aroma of artificial strawberry, honey. Lightly tart taste of strawberry jam, sugar, mild orange. Feels watered out, as the taste kind of disappears abruptly. It’s not all bad, but it does get boring quick.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maverick34 (2321) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottled. Sticky yellow pour. Honey, strawberry but really kind of nasty. Avoid even if you’re celiac.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
This brew is off-centered for sure. Odd combination of flavored that kinda works. I don’t know what pit fruit is, but strawberry and honey are present. I’d have liked for the strawberry to taste a little more natural (it smells good) but in the aftertaste the combo of berry, honey, and sorgum is a bit strange. Overall, one of DFHs weaker offerings."

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
joshmcg000 (322) - Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours clear gold with small white head. Aroma is sweet strawberry’s. Very light watery body with some rather unpleasant bitterness on the back end. The strawberrys taste is very light. On the malt side the sorghum doesnt give the beer much of a body and it has a light sweetness to it. Not very good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours clear pinkish-amber-golden with no head. Smells of lager, strawberry, grass, and bubble gum. Tastes of glue, strawberry, and honey. Glue lingers. Blah.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Clear orange pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy bright white head. Aroma is sorghum, strawberries, toasted earthy grain, and fruity honey. Flavor is sorghum, weak strawberry, buckwheat earthiness and some odd acidity that I can’t really pin down. Light body, light carbonation and dry, to slightly oily feel throughout. Not very good, but as far as gluten free beers go this is OK. As it warms it get oddly boozy for 6%ABV.


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