#Freedom The Berry Amendment

The other half and I are counting down until vacation. We decided to take a long weekend and head down to Delaware. And yes, we are staying at the Dogfish Inn for some of it. I’m excited and hoping to hit a few breweries while we’re down there. Anyways, this was another beer for the other half. Let’s see how it went.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website , “Nearly four years in the making, The Berry Amendment is a delicious infusion of fruit in beer. Alongside the three stage hopping of this beer, mixed berries are added at two points. We take extreme care to achieve balance in this beer with no lasting bitterness while making sure all of the sweetness from the fruit is fermented into alcohol. Our unique approach to this beer leaves you drinking a delightful, medium bodied beer with a heavy fruit aroma.”

Random: Two twelve-hour work days in a row make for a cranky me.

This beer poured a huge, three finger ecru colored that took forever to dissipate. There was only some lacing left on the glass. The body was a dark mahogany that was a bit cloudy with obvious detritus floating in it. The nose was reminiscent of a berry wine cooler with raspberry and blueberry syrup with a touch of white sugar. The taste is just…awful. It had this really syrupy and strong medicinal note with some metal thrown in for fun. The berry taste is absolutely lost. The medicinal note coasts the tongue and just would not go away. The body was thick and it was way too carbonated. As mentioned, the finish was painfully long with the medicinal and metallic note. This was straight-out gross. A definite drainpour. This goes on the “avoid” list.

Untappd Rating: 0.5/5.0