Dogfish Head Pearl Jam Twenty Faithfull Ale

Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Milton, Delaware USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jams 20th anniversary and their seminal album Ten 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
This was an interesting beer, and probably the best of a Belgian speaking style that Dogfish has made in my opinion. But that being said it was drinkable yet unremarkable. Faithfull is a very crystal clear straw golden with a bone white head. Some effervescence but muted for may likes of a golden. The currants do add a winey chardonny like character to the aroma, with some basic white grape juice notes, a touch of spice but as Dogfish themselves proclaimed the fermentation temperature was pulled back to subdue the spiciness typical in most Belgian ales. There is a doughy bread note as well with a restrained but still noticeable rose like alcohol. The palate, much like the appearance, is generally pleasing. Faithfull finishes semi-dry after an in initial fruity juicy kick up front, just enough bitterness and alcohol co-mingle nicely to balance the mouthfeel. The flavor profile is pretty straight forward, some gentle fruit tones, pear, grape and crisp apple along with a residual doughy pilsner malt tone. The yeast plays even a bigger back seat in the flavor than the aroma. There is nothing off on this beer, frankly it presents pretty much exactly to what Dogfish envisioned in the process, it is a subdued and slightly fruity Belgian Golden ale. Drinkable and worth a try. Classic? Not really, but if everything was world classic wed all be lying. If you can find one and have not tried it yet, you absolutely should. Not one to age too long, but that is okay, this would likely under proper storage still be drinkable at 9-12 months after bottling, but not much longer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Poured a clear golden in color with wisps of white head. Lightly sweet and a bit musty with light grape notes. Musty-grainy aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9727) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2016
750 ml bottle from notes and one popped recently. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale, wheat malts, honey, floral notes, berries, just not much to get excited about for a special bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a golden yellow color. Aromas of malts, fruity, and touch of grass. Flavors are mellow fruit with a touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (11029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
sweet, honey, wheaty:), yeast and fruit forward, but kinda standard, especially for a special release at a premium price. LOVED Bitchs Brew. liked hellhound...this i could pass. possibly my lowest rated DFH beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (3641) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2014
Light orangish color with an off-white head with short duration. Aroma has notes of some fruits and honey hints. Flavor is slightly sweet with light maltiness and floral notes. Slightly sweet final with some honey notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (4498) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 11, 2014
I shared this with my dad for his birthday last year. We both had this poured into stemless snifters. The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow to orange color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some light lacing sticking finely to the glass. The smell had a nice blend of sweet Belgian spices well allocated within an amplified yeasty b readiness with some sugared fruits to round it out. The taste was mainly sweet and spicey still allowing a nice light fruitiness to come out. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Overall, wow, what a freaking nice beer that went extremely well with a peppercorn spiced NY Strip steak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1431) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Not bad but a little funky. Is maybe slightly to sweet for my liking but still a very interesting and tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (2298) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
2011 vintage. Aromas of Heath bar ice cream, nutty, caramel, vanilla, white grapes. Hazy yellow orange with a mostly lasting white head. Simple flavors, light fruit, light malt, honey, subtle floral, fruity finish. Medium bodied, clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
2011 vintage, on draft. Smells like white tea, and honey. The taste is bread like, sweet, oranges, lemongrass. Spicy and carbonated, pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (5306) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
bottle. Golden with big fluffy head. Light body with some sweet currant. Completely one dimensional. This really needs something to balance the sweetness, like a little tartness. Disappointing.

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