100. Dogfish Head Faithful Ale

For my 100th review I thought I would choose something special and since I love Pearl Jam and Dogfish Head I thought this would be the perfect choice. Overall this is a quality beer as most Dogfish Head varieties are but I had hoped for more from Faithful Ale. Color is fairly light with almost no lacing, aroma is minimal with some slight wheat/yeast notes in there but not much. Taste is fairly simple and about what you would expect from a beer of this color. Lots of currant and minimal hops. Overall not a bad choice and I know Eddie Vedder prefers wine to beer to so was not expecting anything too complex with this variety from Dogfish Head.
Pros: Pearl Jam label
Cons: Simple
Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 20
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Dogfish Head
Brewers Description: Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary as a band and its extraordinary debut album, “Ten.” In recognition of these milestones, this Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil. Faithfull clocks in at 7% ABV. “To me, ‘Ten’ is the perfect example of a record-lover’s-record. The whole thing rocks,” says Dogfish Head President & Founder Sam Calagione. “As an off-centered brewery, we believe in celebrating the breadth of our whole portfolio and we feel an affinity for Pearl Jam a long-player band in a singles-obsessed world.”

Faithfull Ale is the third beer in our Music Series, following our Miles Davis-inspired Bitches Brew and our beer tribute to blues man Robert Johnson, Hellhound On My Ale. For more on the band and their 20th anniversary celebration, visit www.pearljam.com and www.pj20.com.

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