Tweason’ale from Dogfish Head brewery is a gluten-free beer. While that may be a selling point to some, it was almost a deterrent for me. Not only is it gluten-free, but the Tweason’ale is also sorghum-based. The good folks over at Dogfish Head decided that they wanted to make a beer that could be enjoyed by “health-conscious beer drinkers and the millions of Americans who suffer from Celiac disease.”
Dogfish Head Tweason’ale
Style: Fruit / Specialty (gluten-free)
Availability: Year Round
MSRP: $9.49 Four Pack
Flavor: I was stunned by the flavor of the Tweason’ale. Sure there was a strawberry bee creature on the bottle so I expected that, but I didn’t expect the tartness. The Tweason’ale had a tartness that was reminiscent of a sour beer. The buckwheat honey offered a nice sweetness on the finish. The sour start and sweet finish put this beer into it’s own category.
Strength: This is a summer style beer that won’t blow you away with alcohol.
Body: The body of the Tweason’ale was interesting. The flavor wasn’t heavy, but the texture was. It was supremely filling. You know how a Tripel can fill you? Well the Tweason’ale was heavy in that same way. I assume that has something to do with the sorghum that is used in place of barley.
Buy It Again: Probably. I liked the flavor a lot, but it was just so freakin’ filling. I wouldn’t say this is a beer that will always be in my fridge, but it will make more than one appearance.