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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml - 2011 vintage) Copper pour with an over abundance of foam. Odd dusty and slightly fruity aroma. Flavor is earthy and lightly fruity and bitter. Not unpleasant but not good either. So many flavors that I couldn’t identify. Too carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
N3lson1 (991) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Drank from a pint glass from a large bottle. I can smell the herbs and spices, very nice mellow notes. Pours a yellowish gold, with good carbonation and white head. The beer is delicious, great complexity, well,balanced, tastes of peppercorns, herbs, and chamomile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - JUN 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-28-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a straw-yellow color with a billowy white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a light amount of lacing. Smell – The smell was heaviest of wheat with a mix of mainly light fruit aromas (peach, apple but maybe even a little bit of plum as well). With this smell was some spice and a light sugary sweetness. Taste – The taste begins of a bready taste with nice hints of some sweeter cane sugar and a wheaty flavor. As the taste advances some spicy flavors of cinnamon and other spice come to the tongue. These flavors meld well with the more malty flavors and take the flavor to the end where a nice crisp taste is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a medium level of carbonation. The crisp taste is complemented well by the lower body thickness and makes this one very easy to drink brew. Overall – This beer is crisp, easy drinking and has some wonderful flavors. It is a very good brew, although I am not sure it is quite worth the price you will pay for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3101) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2014
From the 750 ml. bottle. A slightly cloudy pale yellow to light amber with a short-lived white head. Loads of spice and Chamomile (as advertised) on the aroma along with the pale malts and juicy fruity character. The body is light to medium. The taste has all kinds of exotic spices along with the toasted malt character. Hops are downplayed. Highly interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - MAR 2, 2014
cloudy amber color; fruity, spicy aroma; mild, fruity flavor with spice and herbal notes; cereal-like wheat malt and Belgian style yeast; slightly sweet finish; a smooth, refreshing, easy drinking beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
I love Dogfish Head, and this beer is truly unique. I struggle to describe this radically different beer, but there is a sweetness to this that is really wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at the brewpub on 03/26/2011. Slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Sweet spice, chamomile and light fruit aroma with pepper notes. Dry grainy spice and pepper flavor with light fruit hints. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2013
750ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cool. Aroma: There’s an odd, almost coffee aroma up front. It’s either coffee or well-toasted bread. Appearance: Bright gold/copper body. Quickly dissipating head. Taste: Pretty malty at first. But there is a splendid herbal flavor that is reminiscent of oregano and balsamic vinaigrette. Pretty tasty!! Palate: Medium body; with a moderate-long herbal finish. Overall: Excellent stuff! I just can’t get enough of that herbal taste. I will definitely be having this pleanty more times in the future. Outstanding!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1808) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Aroma of wheat, toast, lemon, flowers, and sweat. Translucent amber with loads of dark sediment and a somewhat creamy and bubbly white head with a dark brown patch. The taste is a touch sour with grain and cereal and nutmeg and horse blanket. I would have preferred more body as this is quite thin and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from Wine warehouse for $12.99 - pours straw, with some nice bubbles. Bready with a nice light fruity taste. Nice!

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