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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1983) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Aromas of pomegranates, red berries, bananas, and raisins. Clear light red, head foam vanishes quickly, but bubbles constantly. Some sweetness, some tartness, and some farmhouse funkiness. Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation, and has a dry, fruity finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2539) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Amber colored, minimal head. Aroma is strong honey with sweet malts, light raisin, lightly spicy. Medium bodied, sweet honey flavor dominates with a touch of raisin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (310) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Leave is to Dogfish. Again you smell and taste every damn ingredient, which is amazing. It’s a great beer, it’s perhaps a bit not my style thought because it tastes kinda regular after a while

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evilkniamhel (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run. Pours clear Amber. Nose of sherbet lemons, moss, peaches. Honey, loads of fruit, nutty on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run. Appearance - deep amber with some head. Nose - orange and light red fruits Taste - more oranges and red cherries. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry tangy texture. Overall - interesting and decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9046) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Thanks to the SF brother in law. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of honey, bread, dried fruit. Taste is clean, malty, dried fruit. Clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Pours light amber with no head. Aroma is raspberry jam. Taste is raspberry sweet, earthy bitter, mild sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9791) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear amber, nose is honey, caramel, fruity, taste is raisin, pomegranate, tart, juicy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
bottle at home ... copper .. thin whie lacing ... soft toffee .. soft fruit nose ... oily fruit .. juicy fruit .. zezty fruit .. bitter fruit .. soft honey ... light bready yeasty fruit .. soft metalic fruit ... soft fizzy fruit

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1251) - - MAR 31, 2016
cloudy, deep amber color with a spicy, fruity aroma; there’s a lot going on in this beer - lots of spicy fruity flavors; the different spices and fruits really blend together in a potpourri of flavors. The pomegranate is the only thing that stands out (although I have no idea what myrrh tastes like)


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