wxman (1737) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a hazy amber with a small off white head. Perfumy fruity aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt and a tart vinous quality (apple cider?). Good stuff.
gunnfryd (14056) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fonefan 110415. Deep golden/Amber colour with an off-white head. Flavouris dry, sweet, herbs, malt, caramel, dried fruits, honey, spices, yeast. Weird beer.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Clear medium amber color. Two fingers of fizzy beige head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.
4.75 S: Goddamn this is interesting, which is always what I want from a DFH ancient ale. I don’t even know where to start, but I’ll start by saying that it smells freakin’ great. Honey is perhaps the most prominent. Pomegranate, raisin, apples, and grapes make a medley of fruit that works the nose so well. The hazelnut flour complements the other aromas perfectly. The other crap, that I know nothing about, adds an earthy herbal component. I’m really impressed. This is awesome.
3.75 T: The taste is also very good, but not insanely good like the nose. Raisin really comes out. Apple is almost as strong with pomegranate and grape under that. Hazelnut and honey. Booze is supremely well hidden. Like the nose, it is complex and super interesting.
3.75 M: I’m not at all familiar with what DFH was going for, so it’s tough to comment on this aspect. Carbonation is on the lower end of moderate. Super smooth with a lighter medium body.
4.0 D: I very much enjoyed this. While I’m always glad I tried a strange DFH creation, I usually don’t think they are worth the price. This one is different. I would definitely buy this again.
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geologyguy (1300) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like a cigar shop...completely different than anything before!!! Smell becomes more like tomato as you smell it, taste is kinda perfumey touch of spice...knocks me outta my socks! So different than anything before! Better cold
sloshgator (696) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca Bronze is a unique rustic brew. Pours with a nice head but quickly goes flat to a dark bronze liquid. Moderate aroma of honey. Taste is like a cross between a mead and a beer -- with detectable honey notes. Birra Etrusca is unique and interesting study in history, but probably not your everyday beer.
sinfull (1402) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer , especially if you want something unusual . Hazy color of buckwheat honey . Aroma of honey , pomegranate , nuts , malt and dark fruits. Fruity taste with notes of wine , moderate sweetness , good balanced . Beer for everybody who wants to discover how wide the term "BEER" is.
gripweed57 (1347) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Bright Amber orange color with a moderate foamy beige head that disappates quickly. Big berry-like aroma is perfumy and nutty. Tart, fruity flavor has notes of dried fruit, nuts, cedar and some pomegranate. Hazelnut and alcohol come through in the midtaste. Earthy, nutty dry finish. Lots of complex flavors to deal with here. Notes of sherry and lime leaves. Quite unique.
Strykzone (6640) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Global Brew EDW. Cinnamon amber with some cloudiness. It has been a while since I had a DFH beer. This is "different" in theory but not so much in actuality. It tends toward a fruity bomb. Complex fruit with something different. Perhaps pomegranate. A bit of wood and darker fruit. Interesting stuff.
ElCapitan22 (332) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like dark honey and smells of honey and raisins. Tastes like raisins and honey, very strongly. Has a very sweet taste and finishes drier than you would think. Not DogFish’s best offering, but drinkable.
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours hazy copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cedar wood, cinnamon, nuts, spices, dried fruits and hint of tartness. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light sour with a long slightly warm , dry, funky, nutty, spiced and vinous finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.