Beer review: BrewDog Dogma (old and new)

Yet another BrewDog review! This time I’m doing a comparison of two versions of Dogma. I have had the first version on several occasions before, but I have yet to try the new version, so let’s get started!

BrewDog Dogma

From the photograph above you can see the old Dogma to the left, slightly brighter in color than the new one.

First up is the old version, which is a beer brewed with Guarana, California Poppy, kola nuts and Scottish heather honey.

BrewDog DogmaLooks

Lovely crystal clear amber color with an off-white head. The head has medium retention and leaves little lacing.

Aroma

Slightly hoppy aroma with hints of grass and some honey.

Flavor

Full body with some caramel sweetness, hops and some honey. I can’t find any alcohol in this beer, and the mouth feel is smooth, along with a medium carbonation level.

There are also some nice spicy notes coming through when the beer gets a tad bit warmer.

Finish

I’m getting some sweetness reminding me of honey up front, with some bitterness after a few seconds.

Rating

I like this beer. It has a good balance of sweet and bitter flavors and is quite fruity. Score: 3.9/5.

BrewDog Dogma

Next up is the new version, a Scotch Ale style beer brewed with 10 different malts along with Scottish heather honey.

BrewDog DogmaLooks

Dark brown with some red hints. The head is light brown and quite fizzy. The head has low retention and leaves some lacing.

Aroma

Liquorice, chocolate and some roasted malts. There are some boozy notes as well.

Flavor

Chocolate and salty liquorice. As with the other Dogma this beer has a comfortable amount of sweetness to it. There is a good balance in the body of the beer.

Finish

Up front there are some boozy notes, that is quickly replaced with liquorice and some roastiness. The finish is somewhat dry and slightly bitter.

Rating

I didn’t enjoy this beer as much as the original one. It’s an interesting beer with a good variation of flavors all blending together, but I think the level of booze was a bit too much. Score: 3.4/5.

BrewDog Dogma

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