92pointsDogfish Head Fort

#20 Top 25 beers 2016
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Bottled on 10/24/15 (meaning this would be considered the 2015 vintage of the brew), this fruit beer is not for the faint of heart—it's a Belgian-style ale fermented with over a ton of raspberries that boasts some serious overall concentration and strength. A stunning orange-amber color, with a thick off-white head, assertive notes of juicy raspberries abound, accented by hints of tart citrus, cranberry and yeasty spice. The medium-bodied palate is slightly sticky and viscous, but not as full as one might anticipate given the alcohol. Flavors of sour raspberries, tart orange-cranberry sauce and some yeasty funk carry through to the long, dry and warming finish. A cellar-worthy beer worth trying after 2017. Lauren Buzzeo

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  • Rating
    92
  • Alcohol
    17%
  • Bottle Size
    12 oz
  • Category
    Fruit Beer
  • Date Published
    8/1/2016
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