Dogfish Head Diane

Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery
Milton, Delaware USA
4.3% · Saison · 8 Ratings · 50 IBU · Special Release ·
Diane is a hoppy dark ruby hued saison style ale. The seven different types of malt used in this beer lend a rich nutty malt backbone that finishes dry and clean without cloying sweetness. Three varieties of hops were added to this brew: Warrior, Amarillo, and Saaz, which give Diane a mix of citrus and spicy herbal hop notes. Roughly a pound of fresh hops grown right outside in our hop garden were also added to this brew. Finally two yeast strains were employed to ferment the beer, both our own Doggy yeast and a classic Farmhouse Saison strain, which added light fruit and subtle spice notes. The result is like Belgian Saison meets English Dark Mild, a highly quaffable ale with both the malty and hoppy notes like that of the famous ales from the Mother Country and the fruity spice notes of classic Farmhouse ales. Diane is a great pairing with any of our Great Beginnings, a burger, or the Short Rib entrée.

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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
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

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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Liquid
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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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Bitter
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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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