Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dogfish Head Faithfull Ale (Pearl Jam's Twenty)

I picked up a bottle of the Dogfish Head tribute to Pearl Jam’s Twenty called Faithfull Ale at Al’s of Hampden. Naturally, I opened the bottle, reviewed it, and drank it all while listening to Pearl Jam’s “Ten.” The beer pours a pale golden color with a frothy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of lemon, currants, wheat, yeast, candisugar, and grass. The taste is light on the tongue with plenty of lemon, currants, and Belgian yeast to keep the tongue happy. It starts sweet but moves into a slightly drier grassy flavor. The after taste is a bit sugary and very bready as well. The alcohol content is 7.0% ABV. I have to say that this was quite an enjoyable beer that had some sweetness, but the grassy and earthy flavors gave it a bit of a dirty tinge, just like the grunge era that Pearl Jam helped define.

1 comment:

  1. Ha! You're right. For a "grunge" band, I wouldn't expect to such a high clarity beer. Sounds like a winner!