Dogfish Head White Lodge

Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Milton, Delaware USA
4% German Hefeweizen | 1 Rating | Special Release |
White Lodge is the next installment of the Twin Peaks inspired series of beers. A “smoked vanilla cream hefeweisse”, this white wheat ale was brewed with smoked malt, garbanzo beans, and creamed corn in the mash, lactose and vanilla beans in the kettle, and then fermented with a European wheat yeast blend. The creamed corn and garbonzo beans represent “garmonbozia”, or the “pain and suffering” the inhabitants of the White Lodge fear. This ale’s smokey character lingers from the camp fire that Coop and Major Briggs had going when Briggs was abducted to the White Lodge during their fishing trip. Along with the creamed corn, the lactose and vanilla represent the ice cream that Coop loved to enjoy with his black coffee and cherry pie, and serve to help give this beer a creamy, slightly sweet mouthfeel. When combined together with Black Lodge for our June 2012 Philly Beer Week event at Grey Lodge, the final blend will have all of the components of Coop’s favorite meal at the R & R Diner, to create one “damn fine” beer.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
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Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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