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RATINGS: 458   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
blklab2007 (1951) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle poured a very light amber color with a ring of white head on the glass. Aroma has berry, malt, and grains. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation medium low. Flavor has berry but it is not very pleasant mixed in with the honey and grains. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2361) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Clear yellow color, moderate to small head, some lace/retention. Aroma is cherry, non malt crap, honey. Light bodied, moderate to low sweetness, lightly tart. zzzzzzzzz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1023) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
June 1st, 2012 - I was a little shocked to pull up the Ratebeer profile on Dogfish Head’s Tweason’Ale, only to discover that it had been roundly thrashed by reviewers. Dogfish Head has both its fans and its critics, but a weighted average of 2.59 seemed something more of a condemnation than a nuanced appraisal of a creative beer. What explained this pan-community beer crusade against the Tweason? Before reviewing the reviews, I decided to practice an attempt at unbiased evaluation based on my notes. The smell, according to my notes, is deeply fruity, and practically dripping with strawberry and the deep flavor of artificial cherry flavors, often found in candies and pastries. The flavor is more balanced, with a soda like consistency (blech) and a short aftertaste. The very beginning of the sip exhibits a heavy hit of the freshest strawberry flavor I’ve ever encountered in a beer, but the rest is wanting. So, how did my notes compare with the Ratebeer hive mind? Well, I guess this is sorghum beer. Discrimination against this class of brew might explain part of it. Others thought it was boring (I agree) and some saw it as a novel experiment, but one not destined to be repeated. Fair enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1503) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pale amber pour. Nose of strawberry with light cream/vanilla, and a bit of wet musty maltiness. Flavor is light strawberry with hint of vanilla sweetness that ends with some watery tart green apple and wet malt. Clean. A touch medicinal. Not nearly as bad as what I was expecting from the reviews. A decent sorghum beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1198) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
(bottle) clear light amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of fruit, honey; clean flavour - not much of it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle: Pours bubbly, orange/gold with a short, white head. Strawberry aroma, honey, sorghum. Very sweet, sorghum, strawberry taste... Not completely overblown sweet, but still heavy on the sorghum....honey.... A decent beer for the GF crowd....sparkly carbonation.... Still comes off as more of a soda/fruit drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k0mpsa (1118) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle at msg, new york. Clear light copper color, white head. Aroma is strong honey, malts, suryp. Sweet malty taste, honey, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
atlrizzob (156) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours a very fizzy orange with I think a kind of slight pink tone. Yeast, strawberries and honey to the nose. Very fizzy with the flavoring of a strawberry sweet tart but without the sweet. Virtually no sweetness at all to me. Not terrible awful but will not repeat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammer (1030) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Taste is fizzy, fruity and confusing. Not horrible, but certainly not DFH’s finest hour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
0.355l bottle from Eataly. A crystal clear kinda dark golden one with a medium sized quickly islandy just off-white top. It smells fruity and extremely sweet. Artificial strawberries, raspberries and sweet candy with lots of caramel. Almost like a alcopop. It’s not over-sweet in the taste, but more boring than interesting to be honest. Thin on the mouthfeel with a average kinda fizzing carbonation level. The strawberries are most definitely there, but again it’s like someone has created them in a lab. The sweetness actually works in this one cause it’s not cloying in any way. Just not completely mine cup of beer this. 19.06.2013

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