Beer Review: Dogfish Head Tweason’ale
Dogfish Head has given us not only another fantastic tasting beer, but also something for my gluten-free friends to enjoy. Described as “A gluten-free sorghum-based ale brewed with strawberries & buckwheat honey”, this is a winner. As I sipped this delightful summer beer, I was struck by how subtle and understated the fruit was. Unlike (this year’s) 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon, which is much too fruity, and ends up actually being too sweet to drink in volume, this beer sparkles and dances across the tongue, not unlike a bubbly rosé wine. I really have nothing bad to say about this beer, and think it might be the perfect poolside ale this summer. At 6% ABV, you’ll be feeling good, but won’t be reeling and the flavours are appropriate for hop-shy girls and serious beer drinkers alike. Dogfish Head hits another home run with me, and retains their seat in my top 5 national breweries. I got a lot of apple and cranberry notes from this beer, and the strawberry flavours are far more evident in the ale’s tartness than in any overpowering sweetness. The honey is deliciously hidden, and the beer never approaches being too syrupy or thick.
My rating: 4/5 dives into the pool.