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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Working with our archeologist friend Dr. Pat McGovern, this beer was created to incorporate the ancient ingredients and techniques described in Egyptian hieroglyphics. It was brewed to 11.4Plato with Emmer (an ancient form of wheat) and loaves of hearth baked bread and flavored with dom-palm fruit, chamomile, and zatar. Fermentation was carried out by a native Egyptian saccharomyces yeast strain captured by Sam and Floris during a recent trip to Egypt. ABV went from 5 to 4.5%.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
firstsip (348) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Tastes a bit like a craft store smells. Prominent pepper nose and frontal taste. Tastes of spices (again... craft store). A slight corn undertone. Decent head on pour, a dark yellow color.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with av an off white head . Aroma of spices, yeast, cinnamon, some malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet add and spiced with soon be cinnamon , apple, some floral notes and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a white head. Spiced aroma with some cellar notes and dried fruits. Berry hints, Medium to full body, very soft on the palate. Some tea hints. The flavor has pale malt notes, dried fruits and tea. Herbs. Well, it’s interesting, that’s for sure, but it’s definitely not my kind of beer, sort of blending good and bad beer. 130804

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, tea, chamomile, cinnamon, floral and spices. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a floral and spicey tea finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (686) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Dark clear orange pour some head. Aroma of dough, sesame, grapes, date sugar. Tastes very wheaty, cinnamon raisin bread. Bold flavors that I’d usually expect to find in a dubbel or quad are present, but lightly applied in this very refined brew. Palate is full and smooth and quickly recedes like oatmeal, but the effervescence and regular abv make it quite refreshing. Aftertaste of honey, date sugar, and savory spice. Underrated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (852) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Aroma, honey, and fruit in the aroma. Flavor is sweet with fruit and cinnamon, with more of the same in the finish. Interesting concept, but really nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1649) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is earthy and lots of chamomile. Taste is spicy with some sweet undertones, very interesting as it is almost tangy. Light bodied with a slick texture. Interesting, very strong on the chamomile.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2013
25.8 oz bottle - pours goldish-orange with diminishing medium white head. Strong sweet fruit aromas on the nose, plums, apricots, and bready yeasty notes. Little bit of clove. Sweet malt. Medium-full bodied. Definitely strangish. Not a returner.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TDiddy72 (8) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
Was super excited to find this beer in the summer of 2012 while on vacation in Virginia. Split the 750ml bottle with friends. Very different brew, but that’s what the boys at DFH do.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1043) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2013
750ml bottle pours a clear gold with small white head. Wheat aroma. A bit of a fruit and wheat taste.


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