My (Biased) Review of Tweason’ale
by Dogfish Head
My foot hits the pavement for the last time before I slow down to catch my breath. My sweet aging Golden Retriever, Neela, is dragging behind me ever so slightly. She’s at the age now where a hike up the city butte and a run around the base means that by the end of the workout, I’m pulling on her, instead of the other way around. I have to admit, I always feel a slight boost of accomplishment when I outlast my Energizer Bunny-of-a-dog.
Alas, here I am at home…kicking back and enjoying my second (ever) Tweason’ale. When my roommate and I decided to review this beer, we were delighted to find that the Dogfish Head Tweason’ale comes in these cute little four-packs, perfect for splitting a couple brews with a friend on the porch. :) I enjoyed my first one a while back, and saved the second for another day. Well…that day is today!
First, I Must Confess…
Dogfish Head Tweason’ale: The Stats
- 6.0% ABV
- Released in 2011, available year round.
- Gluten-Free Sorghum-Based Ale brewed with Strawberries and Buckwheat Honey
The Taste Test
My Thoughts on The Tweason’ale
My immediate thoughts on this beer…
- slightly sour with a mild sweetness
- sorghum masked completely
- smells more like a beer than it tastes
- great comparable alternative to cider
Katrina reviewed this beer too! Keep reading to find out what she thought about it…
Katrina’s Review of the Tweason’Ale
Every beer I’ve tasted by this innovative Delaware based brewery has been a full flavored treat; especially in the IPA department. With their highly reputable name known across the nation, I was more than eager to give this gluten free a go.
Upon first introduction, the beautiful redish amber hue united with the crisp, slightly sweet honeyed aroma, becoming quite the intriguing pair. The initial taste is a sweet seduction of fruity strawberry that quickly transforms into a tart sour body with a crisp, refreshing, yet slightly malty finish. It’s cider-like, but with the body of a beer. The sorghum in masked excellently with the strawberry and buckwheat honey. I’m not a fan of fruity beers, but Dogfish Head did a stellar job combining all these flavors into one fluidly refreshing stream of experiences…taste bud experiences.
“Dogfish Head make’s a gluten free? Sweet! Quite Literally.” -Katrina
The Strawberry Bee logo is the perfect little spokesman. With this beer, you get exactly what you’d expect by glancing at the label. According to Dogfish Head, this beer has quite a complex, labor intensive brewing process. Well, it is worth the extra efforts; a flavorfully imaginative, complex, summer time brew.
My Tweason’ale Experience:
Sweet → Fruit → Sour → Beer → Crisp
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