Dogfish Head Liquor de Malt

Dogfish Head Liquor de Malt

Rated 3.012 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, DE, United States

Style:  Strong Lager

7% Alcohol by Volume

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The world's only bottle-conditioned Malt Liquor, brewed with red, white and blue gourmet corns (released in time for Independence Day!). Each 40-ounce bottle comes with a hand-stamped brown paper bag. Cheers! Each 12-ounce serving of this beer has about 246 calories. This beer is has been in the 'On Hiatus Brew' category for the past few years (while it is great - it's pretty labor intensive to package).

ID: 11145 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank37153
Overall Percentile21.7
Style Rank99 of 426
Style Percentile76.8
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.014
Weighted Score3.012
Standard Deviation0.475

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  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 2.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    well had to try it and since i have no ML experience not sure how to rate this one. Poured plain as could be with not head at all. Strong corn aroma. Flavor was very very sweet. Massive amount of sediment chunkies. LOL at the plastic screw off cap.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 2.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    Well, I won't be rating this one within style, cuz I'm not broad versed in malt liquors…. but nonetheless, it wasn't that great. The pour lacked any significant head outside of a few seconds, and there was no lacing (no special glass used on this sucker). The aroma was of corn, sweet corn. The flavor was malty rich sweet corn, too sweet for a beer, although within style probably typical? Drinkable, was not cloying and didn't get too thick. The alcohol didn't hide, as I guess this style isn't supposed to hide the alcohol. Sediment chunkies at the end of the bottle, hopefully they'll keep any headaches away. Kinda neat (they accomplished what they wanted to), but not all that. (Funky bottle, nice plastic cap, sorry to have not had it straight from the bottle in a brown bag.)

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 6

    Awwww Yeahhhh!!!! It looks like I’m the first rater here to actually be enjoying this FINE malt beverage from its god-given 40oz packaging ensconsed in the critical brown bag. Okay, so I’ve got this Forty and in the geekiest beer move of my life I pour the stuff into a nice Duvel tulip glass. Well, it pours a deep and pretty rusty gold color with a giant and rocky tan head that fades slowly to a thin, lasting foam. The aromas of this stuff are simple and vague. Some sweet corniness, wet paper. I also detect some fruit on the nose - unripe berries? apple? The flavor is of pale malts and corn. Not that tasty, but what malt liquor is? What this beer has is what it is missing. What DFH left out are the nasty unpleasantries of a cheap malt liquor: the tin, the cloying, the spine shivering alcohol finish. The palate is coating and soft. Slight astringency on finish reminds of hops. Some honey on aftertaste. To be sure, I could easily drink this stuff on a regular basis if it was priced like other malt liquors and I was an unemployed drunk. Really, there is no reason to drink this beer beyond its novelty. Numbers slightly inflated because of style.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This one sat in my fridge for a week or two and I’ll admit I was a bit afraid of it. After finally getting around to it at an Ale Atlanta meeting, I was surprised at how far from foul it was. (And here I was thinking it managed to get over a 3 just because it came from Dogfish Head). Slightly hazy gold. Minimal head. Corn-like aroma. The flavor is surprisingly like that of Worther’s candy or one of the Baskin Robbins ice cream flavors hard candies.

  • HERBJONES 522 reviews
    rated 2.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Straw clored brew with a huge white head. Sweet malty taste. A nice novelty brew.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Light gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty, touch of corn and very sweet. A medium to full bodied malt liquor. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. No objectionable flavors in this one, no real strong corn or alcohol flavors as well. Very nice. Even the plastic screw top and brown paper bag wrapper are a nice touch. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 2.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    hazy golden, white head, sweet aroma, sweet flavor. basically dressed up rocket fuel. drinkable, but certainly better than most malt liquors

  • MKOBES 550 reviews
    rated 2.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 6

    Clear golden with a nice lasting white head. Nice presentation. Smells like corn. Ok beer. Funny beer. Malt liquor.

  • JAICE 961 reviews
    rated 2.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    oh yea, bout damn time i got this one. it smells like cement floor under the bleachers after a nascar race. It tastes just like a malt liqour up front, but it ends up finishing very well. It does not want to make me throw up. This shit aint no offensive bitch, dig it fuckers.

  • EYEDRINKALE 939 reviews
    rated 3.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Could be the best malt liquor I’ve had. I have never bought a Four-O, so I guess I don’t have much to compare it to. The plastic screw top somehow leaks carbonation and I guess that’s why it’s not distributed more widely. For what it is, I like it. Yeah, it’s got a bit of sweetness to it and the alcohol is masked nicely. A bit of corn syrup, but I like the taste. I love the brass balls Sam has to do this. When people bag on DFH saying the only good beer is the WWS, at least these guys are putting thei neck and $$$ on the line. Cheers.

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