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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This beer is based on a beverage that may have been enjoyed by the Etruscans of Ancient Italy around 800 BC. For this one Sam traveled to Italy with Dr. Pat McGovern where they met up with Teo and Leo (Sam’s buddies from Baladin Brewery and Birra Del Borgo respectively) and researched ingredients from various Etruscan dig sites. The result of their research is a strong ale containing an Italian heirloom grain called Cappelli Senatore, along with pomegranate juice, raisins, and hazelnut flour, together with 3 types of honey: chestnut, wildflower, and clover. The brew was then spiced with several hop flowers, Gentian root and tree resin (think Myrrh) in the kettle. To simulate fermentation in a bronze vessel (which possibly would have been what the Etruscans used), we actually tied a bronze plate inside our modern stainless fermenter which was suspended in the wort as it fermented. The aroma is dominated by pomegranate and spice from the yeast. The flavor is an intriguing interplay between the tangy pomegranate fruit and nuttiness from the hazelnut flower. One can definitely envision sipping this unique brew while relaxing on the Mediterranean coast. Versions of this brew will also be made at Baladin and Birra Del Borgo with the same ingredients but varying processes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
pours a clear amber with a small white head, and not much lacing. smell is of fruit, honey, some wheat, and cherry. taste is of cherry, dark fruits, wheat, caramel, malt, and some hops. ends somewhat like a fruit juice with a slight bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty honey aroma. Sweetish malty spicy honey flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy honey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a medium amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma of grain, dark sweet fruits, and nuts. Taste is honey, dark fruits, some spices, and a nuttiness (maybe hazelnut).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (687) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle. Copper yellow color. Not much of anything else. Aroma is cola, tart sweet, light vinous. Flavor is light vegetal, wood, red tart fruit, more cola. Very light dry lively mouthfeel. Very metallic finish. This is why I love DFH. Awesome idea, surprising and very interesting and enjoyably drinkable results.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4117) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2013
DFH 750ml bottle. Amber color with a slight hint of reddish hue. Aroma of wheat malt & fermented pom juice. Tastes of fermented wheat and very tart juice. Similar flavors to sour cherry juice. Very unique, I’d love to try the Italian versions of this brew! (3677)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2013
Sweet robust malt aroma. Red orange color with a small white head. Sweet make beginning with a light alcohol bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 21, 2013
Mildly herbal and medicinal with a sweet edge from the honey. Fragrant and slightly floral. You get a bit of the pomegranate, but it’s not overpowering. Another interesting beer from DFH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Poured dark copper with an average to large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt, dark fruit and earthy aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium earthy dark sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex and one of a kind beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
Clear red brown colour, white head. Aroma of candy, bubblegum, malts, yeast, red fruits and nuts. Light sweet flavour, pomegranate, light sour touch, raisins, light bitter. Quite thin body. Light astringent finish, vegetables, raisins and nuts.
(From 75cL bottle @ WW II tasting, Amsterdam. Kindly shared by MrHangover. Thanks!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours copper color with a white head that completely disappears very quick. Carbonation is high. The yeast shows on the nose and the finish is slightly sour. Interesting brew.

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