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RATINGS: 280   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnurda (1153) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottled sample from Specks in San Antonio. Pours pinkish with minimal head. Tough to describe this one as they were so many flavours, pomegranate, honey, etc... Very complex Very interesting .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bronze and clear, nothing special about the head or lacing, in fact there wasn’t much notable there. Appearance aside, the typical dogfish head aroma and flavor come through with the usual elevated expected value. Fruit and honey come through immediately and are the natural descriptions for this beer, but there’s also a somewhat funky, earthy, floral component that’s hard to put my finger on. It may be this indescribable, yet awesomely delicious aspect of DFH ales that makes me love this brewery so much. Body is really pretty light considering the fairly ample alcohol content and full flavor. Drinks way too easy. Always luv DFH ales.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a dark amber with minimal white head. Smells of honey and fruit with some earthiness. Tastes sweet like juice but definitely not too sweet. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2339) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours an orange red color with a medium sized foamy off white head. Notes of peanut butter, dirt, yeast, brown sugar, and fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (810) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle: pours light brown with a fizzy white head that quickly disappears, aroma of honey, taste is sweet, with a nice light warming finish. Reminds me a little bit of Bier de Miel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 25, 2013
On tap 5 oz. flight at Dogfish Head in Gaithersburg, MD, where it was listed as. "Burrs Etrusca." Clear, bright copper with a small head that vanished to a thin wispy ring and trivial lacing. Aroma of honey, raisins, rich fruit (pomegranate?), brown sugar and bourbon. Taste of honey, pomegranate, raisins, apple and spicy yeast. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, clear reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of flour, big nutty floury notes, very odd, slight earth, slight red and dark fruits, hints of herbal notes, don’t know what to make of this. Taste is very flour forward, some nuts, cocoa, hints of herbs into some red and dark fruit, slight earth, finishing sweet, bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Pours clear copper with a thin fizzy head. Aroma of fruit, honey and spices. Taste is oddly not that sweet given fruit and honey that’s still quite prevalent. Certainly unusual.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (892) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap deep orange hue w/ fully diminishing head. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a faint bitter finish. Tastes are honey, dried apricot, lemon, cranberry, and straw. Big bodied, soft carbonation, and a crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a hazy copper orange appearance with very little head. Funky fruity, quite spicy, big pomegranate, slightly nutty aroma. Flavor is really dominated by notes of pomegranates and raspberries with a hint of olives. Not a big fan.


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