How cool is it that one of the U.S. top breweries makes this one-of-a-kind true gluten-free sorghum-based beer? Dogfish Head brews this special brew between seasons, thus the name Tweason’ale. Because of this is isn’t always available.
Before the days of gluten-removed beers that flaunt the taste of barley, us celiacs were limited to beers, like this one, that were made with sorghum. It’s great that this naturally gluten-free ingredient could be used to substitute for barley, but the downside of sorghum has always been it’s distinct sweet and bitter flavors. Created during a time that gluten-free beers were pretty much judged by how well it masked the sorghum taste, this beer was genius. The strawberries and honey perfectly mask the sorghum flavor. But times have changed. Gluten-removed beers, although controversial, are here, and celiacs like me can enjoy a beer that reminds us why we like beer. So beers like this one serve a place, but as more of a specialty beer.
however, it should be notes that Dogfish head released this as a specialty beer, and as that, it stands on its own, and is quite drinkable.
Overall this unique is a welcome addition to the set of gluten-free beers available in the U.S.
Look – dark burnt orange opaque color with a one finger head
Smell sweet earthy strawberry smell with hints of honey
Body – foamy, dry and watery
Taste – slight bitter taste with smooth middle and a hint of honey in the finish. This beer is not too fruity or sweet and it is just dry enough to make it drinkable.
Brewed by Dogfisg head Craft Brewery, Milton, Delaware, 19968-1308
Alcohol by volume: 6%